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Palais des sports René Bougnol

Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole

Montpellier, Occitanie Altitude : 56m
1 Gymnasium

Centre disciplines



The Palais des Sports René Bougnol hosts the competitions and training of Montpellier Handball which evolves in Starligue. It has a parquet covered with a floor covering approved for the practice of the hand of high level. The hall has a capacity of 2700 seated spectators. All of the equipment also has a reception room, a weight and fitness room, as well as various additional rooms. The Palais des Sports René Bougnol is located north of the city of Montpellier All of the sports facilities with CPJ quality in the Montpellier Metropolis will also be able to rely on the CREPS of Montpellier (Center for Resources, Expertise and Sports Performance), equipped with infrastructures such as a gymnasium, a sports hall, two dance halls, two weight rooms and basketball and baseball courts 5. This equipment, integrated into the Grand INSEP network, also includes a collective catering, a cafeteria as well as a hundred beds. In addition, classrooms, videoconferencing and computer rooms can be made available. Located in the city center and in the immediate vicinity of the athletics stadium, it has many advantages linked to the concentration on the same place of services for sporting excellence.

Special features

A sports center with a floor allowing high level practice.

Integrated weight training and fitness areas, with a cold bath and sauna.

A conference room and a players’ area for debriefing are available

Known for

This site is the place of training and competitions for the Montpellier Handball club, a high-level men’s team playing in the Starligue and having played several times in the European Cup and being the most successful French handball club

His achievements are as follows:

2 Champions Leagues

14 French Championships

13 French Cups

10 League Cups

3 Champions Trophies


The René Bougnol sports center hosted the Handball World Cup in 2001.

He regularly receives international delegations in training and matches

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Ice bath Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Relaxation room Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room Sauna

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