The Georges Tainturier hall is fully dedicated to the competiting practice of fencing. This center, considered the most beautiful of the Hauts de France, is housed in the old equestrian arena built in 1856 for the needs of the CISVA (Army Veterinary Services Instruction Center). This site later became the Army Staff School. This hall includes 19 tracks with integrated reels, all "electrical" spread over an area of 900 m²: - 12 metal tracks equipped with competition displays including stopwatch and score, visible to each fencer. - 7 trainning tracks marked on the ground, with display including score and stopwatch. In addition, 8 mobile displays, meeting International standards, can be placed in the center of the fencing track. It’s certified to the standards of the International Fencing Federation, the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee. Finally, the practice of fencing "Para" is possible and may involve the 4 types of disability: motor, auditory, visual or mental. Fencing for athletes with a motor disability is achievable by the presence of specific equipment: two "handifix" type systems that can be placed on the same track.
A meeting room of almost 100m2 is also available in the fencing club.
In addition, a team sports hall, a boxing hall, a climbing wall and a dojo complete the set for a total preparation of athletes. Other sports facilities (rowing, athletics, etc.) are nearby.
The immediate proximity of the national forest of Compiègne (12,000 ha), the 3rd in France, allows athletes to immerse them to complete their physical and mental preparation along marked paths or in the countryside.
The fencing hall is close to the city center, its shops and services, hotels, restaurants and a large car park at the edge of the river Oise.
Georges Tainturier created the Cercle d’Escrime of Compiègne in 1926.
He was a member of the French team of sword and twice Olympic team champion, in 1924 and 1932.
He was also European champion in 1926 and individual French champion in sword in 1923.
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