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Maurice Thorez Sports hall

Commune de Nanterre

Nanterre, Île-de-France Altitude : 30m
1 Gymnasium

Centre disciplines



Host to a university campus (Université Paris Nanterre), the site of the local authority administration (préfecture) of Hauts-de-Seine, Nanterre is situated a mere 11 kilometers from Hôtel de Ville de Paris and its historic heart. As an olympic venue in the Paris candidacy for the 2024 Oympics, Nanterre will organise the swimming and para-swimming events, along with the final waterpolo tournament. The town can boast a range of undoubted assets that will contribute to the success of the Paris games : a young and dynamic town, on the map in sports, environmentally vigilant, the town is also at the heart of an ongoing and forward-looking economic dynamic, thanks to the presence on the territory of Nanterre of La Défense, the business pole of the Paris metropolis. Nanterre is also the location of one of the major universities of the Paris metropolitan region. Université Paris-Nanterre is a pluridisciplinary campus, centred notably on economics and law, on the human and social sciences. From its creation, the university has fostered a culture of on-campus sporting activities, along with the educational provisions for elite sportswomen and men, research and training in the area of sport and health. The intention of the University is, in assocation with the Town of Nanterre, to ensure both the inclusive dimension and quality of our joint candidacy. In addition to the Paris-la Défense Arena venue, the largest covered sports facility in Europe, Nanterre has on its municipal territory a number of high-quality venues and amenities. We can mention the vast Maurice-Thorez mutli-sports complex, located close to the Nanterre Town-Hall, and the multi-sports Chenevreux gymnasium, listed here among the preparation venues for the games, along with the judo and weight-lifting amenities offered by the Univeristy. More about Nanterre :

Special features

Nanterre is unquestionably a dynamic, sports-oriented town in the greater-Paris metropolis. The town also brings together numerous other strengths : its accessibility through state-of-the art public transport ; its connection to road and motorway infrastructure; its commitment to excellence in its environmental strategy; its hospitality economy, in terms of accommodation and restaurants; the remarkable diversity of its cultural life; the quality of its parks and its natural habitat. All this makes Nanterre a convivial location in which performance in sport can be fostered. The town has a proven commitment to the integration of persons with disabilities. Through the policies of the town’s muncipal authoritiy, Nanterre is pledged to the promotion of the place of women in all aspects of society. The Nanterre population is welcoming,renowned for its passion for sports. All this is Nanterre, 8 minutes from the Arc de Triomphe, a mere ten minutes from the historic heart of Paris.

Known for

The heart of the Maurice-Thorez basketball complex beats loud and strong on Saturday nights, in coimmunion with the exploits of the local team, Nanterre 92, in the national PRO A championship and in international competitions. The venue has become iconic in the Nanterre sports culture : the performances and the spirit of the “home” team have given the venue a very special place in the sporting culture of Nanterre.
With its loyal and impassioned supporters, the Maurice-Thorez complex instils a ssense of team-spirit, a commitment to the goal of playing to the limits of one’s potential. It was here that the basketball team won its second European trophy in 2017. Needless to say, the Maurice-Thorez venue, through the moments that have been lived out and played there, is home to a spirit and an energy which are now written into the history of sport.

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Ice bath Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Standard competition wheelchairs provided International airport nearby 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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