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Liane Watersports stadium

Communauté d'Agglomération du Boulonnais

Boulogne-sur-Mer, Hauts-de-France Altitude : 10m
1 Watersports centre

Centre disciplines

Canoe sprint


The Stade Nautique de la Liane is a water sports stadium in Boulogne-sur-Mer within the Boulonnais Conurbation Community, close to the A16 motorway (2h30 drive to Paris) and the railway station (1h30 to Paris). Five buildings line the one-kilometre course. The most recent is a high-level sports centre, the Centre Sportif de Haut Niveau, and it is referenced as a centre of excellence by the French Canoeing Federation. Its basin marked out over 1,000m, its 8 racing lanes and its automatic start system enables it to host national and international competitions. It offers the possibility of paddling for more than 7km roundtrip. Every year, the Stade Nautique de la Liane welcomes rowing and canoeing/kayaking club members, school sports teams and offers introductory sessions to more than 2,000 young people. The amenities make it possible to develop the sports leisure offer for the general public and also to host national sports delegations from France and abroad. It has also previously been a rear base for London 2012 Olympic Games athletes and numerous local Olympic athletes have trained here. Other elite sportspeople (basketball, athletics) use its facilities (weight training room, sauna) for their physical preparation. Finally, the banks of the River Liane allow athletes to supplement their training with a fitness area (pull-up bars, stepping steps, bench dips) and a 5km laid-out running and cycling circuit.

Special features

The benefits offered by the Stade Nautique de la Liane include its brand new pontoons and the Centre Sportif de Haut Niveau, the high-level sports centre, a modern building standing on the banks of the River Liane. It offers ideal training conditions and it has installations prized by athletes: an equipped heavy weight-training room (flexibility, conditioning, stretching), a medical unit, two saunas, a leisure room, a meeting room, spacious male and female changing rooms with secure access during training sessions, ample showers and toilets, disabled access (lift, hoist for lowering boats into the water etc.), two boat sheds. Coaches are able to follow their coachees along the banks of the Liane on provided bicycles.

Known for

Boulogne Canoë Kayak is club of Maxime Beaumont, a silver medallist at the 2016 Olympic Games and currently preparing for the 2021 Olympics.

The Stade Nautique de la Liane water sports stadium has also been a preparation centre for Olympic medallists and qualifiers: Didier Hoyer (bronze medallist 1984 and 1992), José Lenoir and Mathieu Goubel. Without forgetting a silver medalist rowing athlete in 1996, Daniel Fauché and Dominique Lecointe.

The Centre Sportif de Haut Niveau is also used by other local athletes in preparation, including Jimmy Gressier (Athletics) and Pauline Lecarpentier (Wrestling).

It has previously served as a training camp for foreign delegations (Turkey and Tunisia among them).

The first International Women’s Canoe Cup was held here in 2012.

And it has also hosted the French canoe-kayak sprint championships and the European Junior Championship.

Optional extras

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

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