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Normandy Sports Centre

Région Normandie

Houlgate, Normandie Altitude : 15m
1 Dojo
2 Gymnasiums
1 Stadium

Centre disciplines

Judo Taekwondo Wrestling Handball Volleyball Badminton Sitting volleyball Athletics Football Para athletics


Normandy Sports Centre is a unique training facility just 1 kilometre from the coast, in the heart of stunning 12-hectare wooded grounds, just 2 hours from Paris. The centre is a comprehensive facility with numerous sports facilities (1 dojo, 3 gymnasiums, 3 outdoor fields including a synthetic field, athletics track, archery range, weight rooms, etc.), accommodation, dining room, sports medicine centre (under construction), training and meeting rooms to accommodate various Olympic and Paralympic delegations. With significant experience in hosting national and international teams, Normandy Sports Centre knows how to adapt its services to athletes’ requirements (catering, accommodation, specific adjustments, strength work, activities on site or nearby, etc.). The complete renovation of the site, which began in 2019, will ensure incredible quality and top-of-the-range facilities which are unique in France, including a sports medicine centre, 3* accommodation, a 200-seat conference room, a covered “beach sports” field and, in time, a fully sheltered outdoor football field.

Special features

Normandy Sports Centre offers a comprehensive range of facilities: sports facilities, accommodation and catering.

Possible medical care in partnership with the sports medicine department of the Caen University Hospital Centre. Related services which can be made available: nutrition, tests, assessments, physical preparation, mental preparation.

A sports medical centre for treatment, recovery and strength work will be available from 2022.

Existence of specific areas for staff within the structure: meeting rooms, assessment, videos, medical and paramedical area (physiotherapy, osteopathy), recovery area (balneotherapy).

The sporting facilities will offer smart capabilities by 2022 with video recording and analysis.

The advantage of natural surroundings: the Centre is in the heart of wooded grounds, less than 1 kilometre from the coast, and is close to Paris.

Known for

A UCI cycling team’s European base camp

Hosts international men’s and women’s 7-a-side rugby training camps, along with professional French football clubs

Hosts the French judo team (2- or 3-week training camp) every year

Team training (handball, basketball) and individual coaching of international athletes (badminton, fencing, table tennis, weightlifting)

Federation training camps with coaching by former Olympic athletes

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Physiotherapy room Weights room Sauna Vehicle hire service Adapted vehicle hire service On-site accomodation

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