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Municipality sports centre

Commune de Tours

Tours, Centre-Val de Loire Altitude : 67m
1 Gymnasium

Centre disciplines

Volleyball Sitting volleyball


The Centre Municipal des Sports is a complex with the following amenities: - Robert Grenon arena and its fitness area - locker-rooms and rooms for accommodating the European-level resident sports team - Danton gymnasium - a physical education room - dojos - a swimming pool: 50m pool + training pool - an ice rink   The municipal site is located in Tours city centre with direct access by tram (Palais des Sports stop) and local buses. It is 800m from Tours central station (which runs shuttles to Saint-Pierre-des-Corps TGV train station) and 8.1km from Tours Val de Loire airport.   There is a specially laid out refreshments area in the food court of the Centre Municipal des Sports swimming pool. The Centre Municipal des Sports is located in an urban district with a choice of restaurants 750m away.   Although there is no accommodation on-site, hospitality options can be found within an 850m radius, i.e. 5 minutes away. In particular, there is a youth hostel with an “Etape 84” restaurant.

Special features

Site security is ensured by the SSIAP officials at the security checkpoint.

The centre is under alarm surveillance and video protection.

This legendary centre has staged some of the city’s biggest sports events, from the European matches of the ASPO BASKETBALL team back in the 1970s to those of the TOURS VOLLEYBALL team in more recent times.

Known for

The Tours Volleyball (TVB) team has shone here, participating 16 times in the CEV Champions League in 17 years.

That means more than 60 CEV Champions League matches have been played in the GRENON arena.

This iconic volleyball venue in France has hosted countless international teams who have recently been able to organise training sessions in Tours particularly with the French team, Belgian team, US team and Brazilian team.

Kevin Tillie, 2021 Olympic champion, currently plays at TVB.

Pascal Foussard managed the gold-medal-winning French team at the last Olympics. He is also Managing Director of the Tours local team.

Optional extras

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

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