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Jacques Marinelli Sports complex & Nautical circle

Commune de Melun

Melun, Île-de-France Altitude : 37m
1 Stadium
1 Watersports centre
1 Fencing hall

Centre disciplines

Football Rowing Fencing


The Complexe Sportif Jacques Marinelli is located in the heart of Melun. Melun is a city in the countryside situated along the Seine and near the Fontainebleau Forest. At 20mn from Paris by train, Melun enables to take advantage of all the touristic aspects in the Ile-de-France region. The Complexe Sportif offers an enjoyable setting that favours training since it is near the Seine and other sports facilities such as the olympic-size Swimming pool, the Tennis club and the Rowing basin. This Complexe Sportif includes several sports halls : boxing, wrestling, weightlifting, fencing, an athletics track and a stadium. Thus, it allows anyone access to an additional range of activities and essential to sports practice. A weights room, a relaxing room, and two meeting rooms can be made available throughout your stay. The city of Melun has a wide range of accomodation and catering facilities to offer.

Special features

The access to the Complexe Sportif is easy.

It is located at 10mn from Melun Station (1km) on foot so that you can go to Paris by commuter train in 25mn.

The proximity of the motorway A5 is an unquestionnable advantage as you can drive to Paris in one hour (50km), to Orly airport in 45mn (38km) or to Charles de Gaulle airport in one hour (67km).

Known for

It happened in the Municipal Stadium :

French U19 and U17 Championship final ;

Gambardella Cup semi final ;

The Women’s U16 French team matches ;

French Cup matches : Evry-Saint Etienne ; Saint Leu-Strasbourg ; Paris FC-Cannes ;

Gala matches : Paris SG-Dijon ; Côte d’Ivoire-Angola ; Variete club de France.


It happened in the Nautical Circle :

The century regatta : organized in one day with finals run at night in the heart of Melun, the regatta of the century hosted boats from all over France (Toulouse, Nantes for example) for women’s rowing quadruple sculls or men’s eight match races.

The finals competed at night on the basin lit for the event and a musical atmosphere performed by a DJ were very close races to the great pleasure of the spectators and the athletes.

Regional head race of Melun : for several years the Cercle Nautique hosted during the winter season a single scull time trial to complete the preparation of athletes. More than 400 boats on the pound of the Seine for a 6 000m course with an open basin.

All the clubs of Ile-de-France liked the regatta, which was an essential crossing point in the training of the rowing crews.

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Relaxation room Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room Sauna

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