Pau gave the French canoeist the installation he was missing. It was set up in a neighbourhood undergoing major renovation near the town centre. This Parc Aquasports de l'Agglomération Pau Béarn Pyrénées welcomes all ages, from eight years old. Inaugurated in 2009 with a World Cup round, it is recognised as one of the most successful. It is unanimously acclaimed for its natural setting on the edge of the Gave de Pau, its aesthetics, the general vision it offers to the public and the technical difficulties it offers. With its 300 metres long and flows of up to 15 m3 per second, this pool offers optimal conditions for preparing top-level athletes. It offers a 3,700 m² start pool and a 1,500 m² finish area facing a circular esplanade with 574 seats. Overall, the area can accommodate 4,000 people (1,430 seated and 2,570 standing). The capacity of the pool is 160 people, i.e. 20 rafts. For more information, the website of the City of Pau is at your disposal: https://www.pau.fr/
Thanks to a modular operating mode, the water flow can be regulated according to the capacity and maturity of the users. Everyone can try their hand at canoeing, kayaking, rafting, hydrospeed, Stand Up Paddle, buoy descent and even surfing during descents supervised by qualified instructors.
The building houses a physical preparation room and a boat storage area. The site is also completed by a restaurant and meeting rooms that can accommodate up to a hundred people.
It has a natural area bordering on the river Gave which has been developed as a walking and cycling trail.
Geographically, the site is located 5 minutes from Pau train station and 20 minutes from the airport.
The Stade d’Eaux Vives is the training site for the French canoe-kayak team, and has been the playing field for its most illustrious representatives Tony ESTANGUET, Fabien LEFEBVRE, Boris NEVEU… Many international teams make training stays in this place regularly.
The site has had the pleasure of hosting World Cups on several occasions since 2009, the World Championship in 2017, and the European Championship in 2019.
In addition, every year, the Pyrenees Cup and the French Team selections are organised here.
Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room Vehicle hire service Adapted vehicle hire service