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Paron sports complex

Commune de Fougères

Fougères, Bretagne Altitude : 75m
1 Stadium
1 Aquatics centre

Centre disciplines

Athletics Football Rugby Triathlon Cycling (road) Para athletics Para triathlon Para cycling (road)


The Paron sports complex is located in the town of Fougères at 40 minutes from Rennes/St Jacques airport and 40 minutes from Rennes TGV station (1h30 from Paris). The city of Fougères is one of the 12 French cities labeled Active and Sports City 4 laurels, the highest possible distinction, by the Ministry of Sports, thanks to the quality and density of these equipment and thanks to its know-how in international sports hosting (hosting the Tour de France five times since 2013). This complex, arranged in the greenery, close to the countryside and the forest, covers an area of 13 hectares. It includes several high-quality equipment: - 4 grass football fields - 1 synthetic football field - 1 grass rugby field - 1 synthetic rugby area - 1 athletics track of 400m in tartan - 1 type C omnisport hall - 1 tennis hall - 3 outdoor tennis courts - 1 aquatic complex - 1 velodrome - 1 weight room - 1 archery area - 1 golf driving range This site was selected by FIFA in 2019 as a training site for the Women's World Cup. It has hosted the national teams of Chile, China, Scotland and Sweden. It was also selected as one of 60 pre-selected training sites for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

Special features

The size of the site on 13 hectares,

The diversity of equipment,

The experience of hosting international events,

Proximity to the countryside and the forest,

The complex is fenced and must be put under video protection very soon,

All facilities are accessible to people with disabilities

The partnership with the « Château du Bois-Guy » hotel, located 10 minutes in the countryside with many infrastructures including 1 golf course and 1 football field.

Known for

On this site, major events took place:

  • Training site of the Women’s Football World Cup in 2019
  • Site preselected as a training site for the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France
  • Hosting a friendly football match: Stade Rennais-Chelsea FC in 2019
  • Hosting a friendly rugby match: Vannes-Rouen in 2019
  • Hosting of the France Championships Veterans of Athletics in 2012
  • Hosting France Championships Handisports of Track Cycling in 2005
  • Several times hosted the National Football Beginners Day, bringing together more than 10,000 people

Hosting professional football teams in preparation camp (Chelsea FC in 2019, Paris FC in 2020, FC Ajaccio in 2021)

Optional extras

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

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