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Regional Youth and Sports Centre

Commune de Salbris

Salbris, Centre-Val de Loire Altitude : 100m
1 Gymnasium

Centre disciplines

Table tennis Para table tennis


The city of Salbris is situated in the heart of “Sologne”, for two hours’ drive and 160km away from the French capital – “The City of Light” - Paris. It can be considered as the first green lung around Paris replenishing the habitat with fresh air and calmness to practice physical activities, hence, maintaining the tradition of sport. Encircled by the dense forests of the “Sologne”, Salbris combines an exceptional natural and cultural milieu equidistant from the Loire castles and the Beauval Zoo - ranked the 4th most beautiful zoo in the world. On the edge of the “Sauldre, impasse de la Cotonnerie”, the Regional Youth and Sports Centre “le Centre Régional Jeunesse et Sports (CRJS)” of Salbris has a particularity of being an old clothing factory transformed into a sports centre in 1986. Its architectural aspect of red brick coating reflects the “Solognot” ancient time and distinctiveness. It is fully furnished with two multisport gymnasiums for the 2024 event “centre de preparation aux jeux (CPJ)”; specifically, the Bernard Billon gymnasium, the musculation room, the kayak base, the sauna, the treatment room where massage is performed and cryotherapy.

Special features

Its central location makes it a privileged place for sport lovers. The best thing being that, all sports equipment and accommodation are stored under the same roof. The modern sport facilities provide more than 30 rooms with 91 beds and a collective cafeteria with 100 seats. The most demanded can be accommodated at the “Domaine de Valaudran”, a 19th century manor which has been transformed into a 3-star charming hotel with 31 rooms.

The athletes can enjoy other sport facilities such as a football and rugby playground, a swimming pool, tennis courts in the proximity even a karting track, in the proximity.

Known for

The Centre Régional Jeunesse et Sports (CRJS) and the equipment used are part of the Salbrisian sport history. These have provided opportunities to many local athletes to train themselves before attaining victory. Among them there are Claude CHEDEAU – Paralympic champion in single hand sport table tennis in 1992; Jacky AVRIL – bronze medal in the single-seater canoe slalom at the 1992 Olympic in Barcelona; Fabien LEFEBRE – 2004 silver medal in Athens and bronze in 2008 in Beijing in kayak single-seater or even Eric POUJADE – Olympic vice-champion in 2000 on pommel horse.

Countless national competitions have taken place at CRJS namely the table tennis championships – “Cheminots de France”, the French amateur boxing championships for young people, the French junior basketball championships (boys and girls), as well as the national youth basketball teams (France, Spain, Saudi Arabia).

In short, it can be said that CRJS has seen victorious athletes being born and growing.

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 Personal security service Vehicle hire service Adapted vehicle hire service On-site accomodation

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