Table tennis Para table tennis Weightlifting
Located in West Tours, not far from:
- Tours Val de Loire Airport (8.5km – 18 minutes away)
- Tours train station (3.4km – 15 minutes away; shuttle to Saint-Pierre-des-Corps TGV train station)
- Bus – no. 4
- Food court at Salle Rabelais,
- Panoramic area at Tonnellé stadium,
- Choice of restaurants 2km away, i.e. 5 minutes.
The centre is located within easy reach of the city centre, an advantage for delegations.
Boasting a main pitch, Tonnelé stadium lies in the middle of these two sports venues.
Gérard Galland Weightlifting room
The site is home to the Union Sportif Tours Haltérophilie club, which competes at National 2 level.
This venue dedicated to table tennis tournaments at competition level is ranked nationally, which allows the City of Tours to host a range of French Championships organised by the French Table Tennis Federation.
From 1984 to 1986 the Club hosted Jean-Philippe Gatien, French table tennis player, silver medallist at the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics and world champion in the 1993 men’s singles in Göteborg, as well as 13-times French champion.
2 international matches were played at the Tours site with the France/Italy women’s qualifier for the European TT championships in 2016.
An iconic table tennis venue in Tours, Espace Rabelais is home to the 4STOURS Club which plays in the French Men’s PRO B Championship.
The club has been French Champion thanks to its youth team, has won a score of national individual titles, has been crowned Vice-Champion of France in the Nationale 1 and has played in the first Division and Men’s Pro B since 2017.
The young player Lilian Bardet, a medal-winning junior at European level, French Champion in 2018 and ranked no.12 in the world in the U18 category, is one of the club’s and table tennis’ hopefuls for the 2024 Olympics.
The Centre Val de Loire Regional Youth Academies (Pôles France Jeunes et Espoirs) for table tennis are also based in Tours.
The sport is also played in another facility at the Corneille sports hall in Tours, which houses the Pôle Espoir Centre Val de Loire, Pôle France Jeunes.
Internet access Equipment available for private use Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Weights room Meeting room Secure storage area Relaxation room