Athletics Triathlon Para athletics Swimming Para swimming Volleyball
Poitiers is an active City where sports are a large part of daily life. The city is ideally located one hour and fifteen minutes away from Paris, one hour from Bordeaux and an hour and twenty minutes from the ocean. Poitiers is connected to the motorway, the TGV (high-speed train), the LGV (high-speed line) and Poitiers-Biard airport. Poitiers is also the Prefecture of La Vienne region, with 88,291 inhabitants and is engaged in an economic, touristic, social and sporting approach. The Urban Community of Greater Poitiers (combining 40 municipalities) connects a major University City with some neighbouring municipalities and some rural territories. Famous for the top-quality life it provides, Grand Poitiers is the 4th-largest urban centre in Nouvelle Aquitaine. This relevant complementarity provides a wide range of diverse sports settings (gymnasiums, stadiums, specialized sports halls, hiking trails, swimming pools with one Nordic pool, a skating-rink, etc.). The Urban Community of Greater Poitiers concentrates major assets, thanks toits Roman heritage, its wide-ranging cultural institutions combined with facilities and events focused on the future (such as the Futuroscope). The long-term sporting connection held by Poitiers and its urban community is significant and essential. Not only do sports contribute to the inhabitants’ welfare but they are also a way to promote social diversity and inclusion. We always seek for balance in the many sporting activities: competitive sports for amateurs, competitive sports for professionals (volleyball, basketball, women’s cycling), leisure sports, sports for one and all, but also self-organized sporting events and international sporting events (Tour de France, Poitiers Marathon, the Futuroscope, etc.). The environmental quality is also a definite asset for well-being in Poitiers. The city is sprinkled with landscaped green areas, and the different municipalities within the Urban Community are connected through environment-friendly routes, whilst soft mobility growth also contribute to Poitiers’well-being. Listed websites: https://www.grandpoitiers.fr https://visitpoitiers.fr
The swimming pool, Lawson Body Hall and the athletics stadium complement our Sports Hall and allow various high-level athletes to diversify their sports practices. These premises have a high level of access and offer a great variety of outdoor spaces (lawned stadiums), meeting rooms, a dojo and a weights room.
For many years, we have been proving our skills and knowledge by organizing the National Meeting of Poitiers each year, the Parasports Competitions in Athletics, all the professional (beach) volleyballmatches for the Poitevin Stadium, the French swimming Championships, and the finals for the Departmental and Regional Competitions for some team sports. The recent addition of a 50m-long Nordic poolwill also allow us to organize new swimming trials.
Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities International airport nearby Hospital nearby Weights room