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Located in France’s Occitanie region, the Toulouse CREPS (Centre de ressources, d’expertise et de performance sportive - Centre for sport resources, expertise and performance) is sports complex covering 23 hectares, of which 17 are green space. It comprises 90,000m2 of sports facilities, a medical centre, catering facilities, 240 beds, a lecture theatre and 24 rooms with IT connections. This training facility is jointly managed by the French Sports Ministry and the Occitanie region. It is located at the heart of the Toulouse urban area, close to motorways (A61, A620), Toulouse-Blagnac airport (16km) and Matabiau rail and bus station (6km). It can also be accessed via a sustainable transport network (public transport and a bike share scheme). The Canal du Midi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is close by and offers further options for sporting activities centred around a waterway which provides a direct link to the city. With 30 sports facilities suitable for international performance, the Toulouse CREPS offers a wide range of options for physical activity and sports: team sports (volleyball, rugby, football, beach volleyball, baseball, etc.), individual sports (athletics, climbing, weight lifting, etc.), racket sports (tennis, table tennis, badminton, etc.) and combat sports and martial arts (judo, boxing, etc.). With an extensive network of partners at the Rangueil science park, the CREPS can also offer research facilities to benefit sporting excellence. Find out more: www.creps-toulouse.sports.gouv.fr The CREPS in Toulouse, the CREPS in Montpellier and the CNEA in Font-Romeu are combined in terms of the sports performance services they offer. They would be delighted to welcome you and offer you the possibility of combining your stay across the three sites, where you can enjoy the climate of the South of France.
The Toulouse CREPS is a prime location for sports, based around a 19th century château, in a lush setting which is both prestigious and secure, close to the city centre and its attractions.
As part of a science park and higher education complex, it is a stakeholder in a cosmopolitan city 4.5 hours away from Paris by train and 1h20 by air.
There is a variety of accommodation options, in three blocks up to 3* standard. An a la carte catering service and a medical centre with therapeutic hot tubs will satisfy all your requirements.
The local architectural, artistic and historic heritage is rich and varied. The Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees are between 1.5 and 4 hours away for a real change of scenery.
The Toulouse CREPS hosts 320 athletes in 20 training centres where they study, receive medical treatment and support to achieve their personal goals.
Each year since 1947 their achievements have enhanced the track record of the CREPS. In 2019 they won 29 world and European medals, including 6 world and 6 European titles.
Their Olympian predecessors include Coralie Balmy (bronze, London 2012), Cédric Berrest (bronze, Beijing 2008), Solenne Figues (bronze, Athens 2004), Romain Mesnil (London 2012), Malia Metella (silver, Athens 2004), Tony Estanguet, President of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee and three times Olympic champion (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, London 2012), and Sandra Forgues, current chair of the CREPS board of directors (gold, Atlanta 1996).
The Occitanie region is the top region in France for participation in sport: 77.6% of the population, 3.48 million inhabitants in other words (2018).
Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Infirmery Floodlit facilities International airport nearby Hospital nearby Relaxation room Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room Sauna On-site accomodation Secure storage area