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Fenestrier Nautical base

Département de la Drôme

Romans-sur-Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Altitude : 160m
1 Watersports centre

Centre disciplines

Rowing Para rowing


The FENESTRIER nautical base is located in Drôme, in Romans-sur-Isère. It is an attractive and welcoming town, located along the Isère and at the foot of the Vercors massif. Website of the city of Romans-sur-Isère:   A very accessible site: - TGV station 10 minutes away, serving central Paris and the airport in 2 hours. Marseille train station is served in 45 minutes. Lyon airport is 1 hour by car. - The nautical base is 5 minutes by car and 15 minutes on foot from the city center. Dedicated only to rowing, the FENESTRIER nautical base has: - 24,000 m of water (round trip); - Accommodation capacity of 24 beds with dining room; - 3 safety boats; - 3 changing rooms; - 1 room with 12 ergometers and 1 gymnasium - 1 infirmary; - 1 meeting room with wifi connection.   The site, thanks to the quality of the infrastructure and hospitality of its local association, regularly receives teams in advanced training or preparation for high-level competition, such as the French rowing team in 2014. The offer of a body of water most suitable for the practice of rowing because it has all the ideal characteristics: protection from the wind, no current, no commercial traffic, no other sporting activities, very pleasant thanks to a breathtaking view of the Vercors massif.

Special features

Ideally located, the FENESTRIER nautical base is a 5-minute drive from the city center and a 15-minute walk. Hotels and restaurants can be found nearby.

Within a radius of less than 5 kilometers we find:

– medical infrastructure (radiology & ultrasound, analysis laboratory, cryotherapy, balneotherapy, etc.)

– additional sports facilities (football fields, athletics tracks, sports halls, swimming pool, dojo)


Capital of footwear, Romans-sur-Isere is also renowned for its gastronomy: Pognes and Ravioles are its two specialties.

Many cultural and sporting activities are accessible, on foot or by car:

– International Shoe Museum,

– City of chocolate VALRHONA,  vineyards and cellars,

– Remarkable historical heritage,

– Tree climbing course, mountain bike, hiking, etc.

Known for

Founded in 1908, « L’ Aviron Romanais Péageois » is a training club with multiple national titles and is proud to have had with Laurent PORCHIER a gold medal rower at the SYDNEY Olympic Games in 2000.

The practice of rowing has been established sportingly for many years in the city of Romans.

The local association owns and maintains the values of respect for the environment by actively participating in the maintenance of the flora and fauna present on the banks of the Isère through awareness-raising actions or ad hoc actions in terms of water with its local partners such as the EDF company or the Drôme Fishing Federation

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Hospital nearby Relaxation room Weights room Film screening room Vehicle hire service Adapted vehicle hire service

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