Calvados, land of sport excellence

In the heart of Normandy, with Caen as regional capital, the Department of Calvados radiates in many areas such as memory tourism, culture, heritage and sport.
Between land and sea, the horse is king, as are nature sports such as sailing, canoeing and rowing. Our territory has modern equipment, suitable for many sports: football, basketball, handball, field hockey, athletics, judo, swimming, gymnastics, and many more.
The International Horse Pole of Deauville, the Olympic swimming pool of the Nautical Stadium of Caen, the Sports Center of Normandy in Houlgate or the future Sports Palace of Caen by 2022 reflect the quality of our sports facilities. Bayeux, Vire, Falaise, Lisieux, and the cities of the Caen conurbation such as Mondeville and Hérouville Saint Clair, accustomed to receive athletes and international teams as part of their preparation, complete the list of our sports sites, ready for you welcome in ideal conditions.
The Deauville International Triathlon, the Caen Tennis Open or the World Equestrian Games reflect our ability to welcome athletes from around the world at major events.
Finally, many champions are native or settled in Calvados, famous riders such as Patrice Delaveau and Astier Nicolas, biathlete Anais Bescond or skater Bruno Massot, all Olympic champions.
Our exceptional sports facilities, the luxury of our accommodations, the well-knowned quality of life  and our proximity to Paris, are all assets for you to prepare these Games in the best conditions.
Welcome to Normandy!

Equipments

Stade Prestavoine

Prestavoine Athletics Stadium, located two hours from Paris, opened in 2004 and was renovated in 2014. It is a modern facility open to all users. With various additional spaces (meeting room, storage facility, etc.) and a cryotherapy centre nearby, it is the ideal place for Olympic and Paralympic athletes to prepare for competition. Top athletes from France and around the world descend on the stadium each year for the Hérouville-Saint-Clair athletics meeting.

Olympic sports :

  • ico-Athlétisme

Paralympic Sports :

  • ico-Athlétisme

Address : 12 Rue Guyon de Guercheville, 14200 Hérouville-Saint-Clair

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Calvados - Hérouville-Saint-Clair
2 hr from Paris

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Centre Sportif de Normandie (CSN)

Normandy Sports Centre is a unique training facility just 1 km from the coast. The centre stands among 12 hectares of stunning grounds and boasts a range of sports and hosting facilities (1 dojo, 3 gyms, 3 outdoor pitches including one artificial pitch, athletics track, accommodation, restaurant, adjoining rooms, etc.), meaning it can host several sports delegations.   

Olympic sports :

  • 091-handball
  • 080-basketball
  • ico-USQRM

Paralympic Sports :

  • 109-invalid
  • ico-Lutte

Address : Route de la Vallée, 14510 Houlgate

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Calvados - Houlgate
2 hr from Paris

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Salle d'armes Alain Mimoun

The Alain Mimoun Gymnasium is 1 hour 30 minutes from Paris. The complex, which is open to all users, has a multisports room plus a self-contained, fully equipped fencing room that makes it the ideal Olympic and Paralympic training base.

Olympic sports :

  • 085-fencing

Paralympic Sports :

Address : Rue St Hippolyte, 14100 Lisieux

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Calvados - Lisieux
2 hr from Paris

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Halle Bérégovoy

Halle Pierre Bérégovoy is a sports complex in Mondeville, just a few minutes from Caen. The facility is ideal for basketball (main room, which hosts women’s professional basketball matches) and table tennis (secondary room). The complex also has additional spaces: a meeting room, a restaurant and kitchen, a press room, an office, a treatment room, storage facilities, and more. A gym can even be installed if required. It is the ideal place to prepare for Olympic and Paralympic competition.

Olympic sports :

  • 080-basketball

Paralympic Sports :

  • 109-invalid

Address : 6 rue Calmette, 14120 Mondeville

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Calvados - Mondeville
2 hr 10 min from Paris

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Stade Henry Jeanne

The Henry Jeanne Sports Park is in an incredibly scenic location near the botanic gardens. Renovated in 2006, the stadium offers an excellent practice area and seating capacity for 3,444 spectators. Its location, close to a wide range of other facilities (hotels, restaurants, pool, etc.), makes it the ideal place for preparatory training. With the area’s cultural and historic heritage and its proximity to the coast, there are plenty of options for rest and recovery.

Olympic sports :

  • ico-USQRM

Paralympic Sports :

Address : Rd Point de Vaucelles, 14440 Bayeux

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Calvados - Bayeux
2 hr 35 min from Paris

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Longines-Deauville International Horse Pole, Calvados

Located on 8 hectares, the International Horse Pole is a unique place in Normandy, with high-end infrastructure and equipment (especially new generation soils) and offering a wide range of activities and possibilities.

Located 2 hours from Paris by motorway, its large indoor riding ring allows the organization of competitions in different disciplines throughout the year. Fans and the best riders in the world meet in 80 days of national and international competitions. They have 3 rides and 4 large quarries, 145 FEI-standard boxes and all the services needed to stay on competitive teams. The disciplines practiced are mainly those of show jumping, dressage and para dressage. These facilities were the only "official rear base" of the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

Close to the beach and the Equine Locomotor Affections Imaging and Research Centre (CIRALE)

Olympic sports :

  • ico-Dressage

Paralympic Sports :

  • ico-Para Dressage

Address : 14 avenue Ox and Bucks, 14800 Saint-Arnoult

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Calvados - Saint-Arnoult
1 hr 50 min from Paris

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Stade nautique Eugène Maës

The Eugène Maës Watersports Arena is situated in the centre of Caen, just two hours from Paris. It is located opposite the racecourse, with plenty of parking nearby.  The arena is a modern facility that has been fully renovated and re-opened in September 2017. It is open to users of all abilities. It boasts an outdoor 50-metre, 8-lane pool and an indoor 25-metre pool, which can be used as a warm-up or recovery area. The complex also has a 19-capacity meeting room, a team leader’s office overlooking the pools, storage facilities and an anti-doping testing facility, making it the ideal place for Olympic and Paralympic athletes to prepare for competition.

Olympic sports :

  • ico-Natation
  • ico-Water-Polo
  • ico-Natation Artistique

Paralympic Sports :

  • ico-Natation

Address : 12 boulevard Yves Guillou, 14000 Caen

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Calvados - Caen
2 hr 15 min from Paris

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Stade Déterville

The field hockey pitch is located in the Joseph Déterville sports complex. The quality of the pitch and the adjoining facilities make the complex ideal for elite hockey teams.

Olympic sports :

  • ico-Hockey sur gazon

Address : Rue du Désert, 14000 Caen

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Calvados - Caen
2 hr 10 min from Paris

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Rowing base of Caen

The watersports centre is located on the canal between Caen and the coast, close to Caen city centre. The water is shielded from the wind, offering perfect conditions for various watersports.

Olympic sports :

  • 076-rowing

Paralympic Sports :

  • 076-rowing

Address : Rue de Tourville, 14000 Caen

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Calvados - Caen
2 hr from Paris

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Centre Régional de Tennis de la Ligue de Normandie

The Normandy Tennis League tennis centre, which opened in 2000, is in Honfleur, less than 2 hours from Paris. It is a modern facility that includes 7 outdoor clay courts, all of which were fully renovated in 2016. The centre is a federal training base where young players from across Normandy can train all year round. 

Olympic sports :

  • ico-Tennis

Paralympic Sports :

Address : Boulevard Charles V, 14600 Honfleur

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Calvados - Honfleur
1 hr 55 min from Paris

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Parc des Loisirs

The leisure park, located 2 hours from Paris, meets the sporting demands of top football clubs. With major hotels and outstanding facilities nearby (heated salt-water swimming pool, spa, etc.), the leisure park boasts 5 football pitches, including an “elite” pitch that has hosted international professional teams (including the Croatian national side for the 2016 European Championships).

Olympic sports :

  • ico-USQRM

Paralympic Sports :

Address : Chemin de la Briqueterie, 14800 Touques

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Calvados - Touques
1 hr 50 min from Paris

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POM'S - Pôle Omni Sport

The Pôle Omni’Sports (POM’S) is a multisports complex in the centre of Deauville, a seaside resort 2 hours from Paris, between the train station and the marina. The facilities meet the very latest standards. The complex, spanning more than 1,200 m², is the ideal place to host competitions across a range of disciplines, including handball, basketball, archery, badminton, gymnastics, karate, and more. It features a multisports room with wooden flooring, a table tennis room, a dojo, and a gym. 

Olympic sports :

  • 091-handball
  • 080-basketball

Paralympic Sports :

  • 109-invalid
  • ico-Volley-Ball assis

Address : Boulevard des Sports, 14800 Deauville

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Calvados - Deauville
1 hr 55 min from Paris

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Centre Régional de Tir de Bretteville sur Odon

Bretteville-sur-Odon Regional Shooting Centre opened in 2015. It stands on the outskirts of Caen, 2 hours from Paris and 5 minutes from Caen Airport. The centre boasts everything shooters need to practice their discipline in optimal conditions.  The training centre is used by French international competitor Eric Delaunay. 

Olympic sports :

  • ico-Tir sportif
  • ico-Skeet

Paralympic Sports :

  • ico-Tir sportif

Address : Chemin du Moulin d'Ardennes, 14760 Bretteville sur Odon

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Calvados - Bretteville sur Odon
2 hr 20 min from Paris

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Stade Venoix

The Venoix complex is the training and practice facility for Stade Malherbe de Caen, a club that plays in Ligue 1 of the French football championships. It boasts top-level facilities: a hybrid pitch, an artificial pitch and an artificial 1/2 pitch.

Olympic sports :

  • ico-USQRM

Address : Boulevard Pompidou, 14000 Caen

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Calvados - Caen
2 hr 25 min from Paris

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Gymnase des Coteaux

The Les Coteaux Gymnasium is located in Argences, 2 hours from Paris and 20 minutes from Caen. The facility, which opened in 2017, includes a dojo and a climbing wall. In addition to indoor pursuits, there is also a training facility nearby (athletics track, indoor and outdoor pitches and courts) and an aquatic centre. With all these sports facilities located so close together, the gymnasium is the ideal place for athletes to prepare.

Olympic sports :

  • 091-handball
  • 080-basketball
  • 078-badminton
  • ico-Tir à l'arc

Paralympic Sports :

  • 109-invalid

Address : Allée Val Es Dunes, 14370 Argences

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Calvados - Argences
2 hr from Paris

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Salle Multi-Activités

The Multi-activity Centre, located less than 1 hour 30 minutes (150 km) from Paris and opened in 2011, is a modern facility open to all users with a green roof. With various additional spaces (19-capacity meeting room, 90-capacity club house, storage facility and private parking), it is the ideal place for Olympic and Paralympic athletes to prepare for competition.

Olympic sports :

  • 091-handball
  • 080-basketball
  • 107-salle

Paralympic Sports :

  • 109-invalid
  • ico-Volley-Ball assis

Address : Rue Victorine Magne, 14100 Lisieux

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Calvados - Lisieux
1 hr 55 min from Paris

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Complexe Tir à l'Arc

The Falaise Archery Centre and Range, 40 km from Caen, is an outstanding facility and the only centre of its type in Normandy.  The town of Falaise has a strong sporting pedigree, with various high-quality facilities for the 3,600-strong community of sports club members.

Olympic sports :

  • ico-Tir à l'arc

Paralympic Sports :

  • ico-Tir à l'arc

Address : Rue des Champs Saint-Georges, 14700 Falaise

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Calvados - Falaise
2 hr 30 min from Paris

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Espace Didier Bianco

The Didier Bianco Sports Centre, which opened in 2006, is located 40 km from Caen. It is a well-respected facility popular with athletes from around the region. It can host national-level competitions, such as the Under-18 Boys’ French Handball Championships, which took place at the complex in 2014. The town of Falaise has a strong sporting pedigree, with various high-quality facilities for the 3,600-strong community of sports club members.

Olympic sports :

  • 091-handball
  • 085-fencing
  • ico-Gymnastique Artistique
  • ico-Gymastique Rythmique

Paralympic Sports :

  • ico-Volley-Ball assis

Address : Rue des Champs Saint-Georges, 14700 Falaise

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Calvados - Falaise
2 hr 30 min from Paris

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Zénith de Caen

The Zénith de Caen, which opened on 19 June 1993, is a large-capacity auditorium. With its modular layout, it can accommodate upwards of 900 seated spectators and is approved for audiences (standing and seating) of up to 6,990. In the 25 years since it opened, the Zénith has played host to more than 2,000 shows and events, attended by almost 5.4 million spectators.                                                                                                                                                           The auditorium is a modern facility designed chiefly for performing arts shows, but it is also accredited to host major sporting events. The offices, dressing rooms and other spaces can be turned into press rooms or physiotherapy rooms, or converted for other purposes as required.

Olympic sports :

  • 078-badminton

Paralympic Sports :

Address : 6 rue Joseph Philippon, 14000 Caen

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Calvados - Caen
2 hr 20 min from Paris

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Stade Hélitas

The Hélitas Stadium is located in the city centre, among unique landscaped grounds. The track and jumping pits were fully renovated in 2018, using “gold” Tartan to bring the stadium up to international standards.

 

Olympic sports :

  • ico-Athlétisme

Paralympic Sports :

  • ico-Athlétisme

Address : Avenue Albert Sorel , 14000 CAEN

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Calvados - CAEN
2 hr 30 min from Paris

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Base nautique Bertrand Genard

Inaugurée en 2019, la base nautique est située sur le canal reliant Caen à la mer, à proximité immédiate du centre-ville, de sa gare, ses hôtels et restaurants. Le bassin est protégé des venets et offre des conditions idéales pour la pratique des disciplines nautiques. La base offre également de beaux volumes intérieurs sur un total de 1000m² : 8 vestiaires, 2 salles de cours et de briefing ainsi qu'un vaste espace réceptif de 150m² prolongé par un balcon au 1er étage, des bureaux, une cuisine partagée, des espaces de stockage? 

Olympic sports :

  • ico-Canoé

Paralympic Sports :

  • ico-Canoé

Address : Quai Gaston Lamy , 14120 Mondeville

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Calvados - Mondeville
2 hr from Paris

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