2024 Games
Preparation Center

20 Olympic & Paralympic disciplines


Para athletics

Basket ball

Wheelchair basket ball


Road cycling



Gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics


Para powerlifting



Para judo


Rugby sevens

Wheelchair rugby




Getting to Besançon

A perfect location if you want to gain time

Besançon and its surrounding area offer all the ingredients to be happy: ever-present and inspiring nature, easy rail access and sustainable mobility, well-conserved architectural heritage and a rich cultural life.

Our news

La flamme olympique de Paris 2024 traversera le Doubs le mardi 25 juin. La Ville de Besançon nous présente ses 4 porteurs !

La flamme olympique traversera le Doubs mardi 25 juin  soit un mois avant le coup d’envoi des JO de Paris le 26 juillet 2024. A...

Paris 2024 : Besançon affiche son engagement pour les Jeux

Semaine olympique en avril, passage de la flamme en juin, fan-zone Club 2024 durant les Jeux : la mairie du chef-lieu du Doubs ...

En route pour les jeux paralympiques 2024 : Pierre Guillaume-Sage décroche la médaille d’or au championnat du Monde !

Ce weekend se déroulait les championnats du monde de Para-tir à Lima (Pérou). Notre bisontin, Pierre Guillaume-Sage devient cha...

Our assets

Recovery center & tailor-made medical services

Prepare physically for the Games stress-free, knowing you have access to an unrivalled preparation and recovery facility: the sport performance optimisation centre, or COPS, and its hypoxic rooms. If an injury occurs, a multidisciplinary hospital team is on hand to provide the care you need!

Diverse range of accommodation & close by equipment

In Besançon, you will find high-quality accommodation at much lower rates than similar services you would find in major towns. On top of this, it is really easy to go to your training center that will be reachable in less than 15 minutes from your hotel.

On-demand services

When you prepare in Besançon, you are certain to focus on nothing but your sport. Transfers from the airport, language classes, staff and equipment transportation: our staff deals with everything to offer you the best training possible in order for you to win a medal.

Our champions


Lucie Granier

Silver Medallist at the World Championships with the French Team

“What I like about Besançon is that everything is close by: I finish my training at Palais des Sports and I can be in the town center or at University within 5 minutes!”

Romain Grégoire

Twice French champion, European champion, vice World champion

“My team - Groupama-FDJ - has its headquarters and center for performance research in Besançon. It is ideal to prepare for my 2022 competitions such as Tour de l’Avenir or Liège-Bastogne-Liège Espoir. In the meantime, I stay in shape with Cyclo-Cross in winter. What with the track at the Michel Vautrot facility at La Malcombe and the Chailluz woods, there is a lot on offer...”


Juliette Labous

Road cycling

« La diversité de relief de Besançon et de ses alentours est un grand avantage car il peut s’adapter à tous les types d’entraînements avec le plat le long du Doubs, les forts de Besançon pour les bosses typées moyennement explosives, le côté nord de Besançon pour préparer les classiques avec ses vallons, et il est possible aussi de s’entraîner pour des parcours plus montagneux en direction du plateau !
Traffic is also relatively calm and the EuroVelo cycling route allows for a safe ride!”

Jérémy Rencurel

Elite BMX French team

“The new BMX track in Besançon is unbelievable; it is very fast and also very challenging. It is also in a beautiful setting.”


Nao Monchois

Entre-temps climbing club / French team, French junior champion 2016

« J’habite à Besançon et, en moins de 5 minutes, je suis en pleine nature, avec l’impression d’être à la campagne.
Besançon est naturellement un territoire propice à l’entraînement. »

Gwendoline Matos

Goalball, Paralympic discipline for the blind and visually-impaired

“Every Tuesday afternoon, I train in a facility in Besançon. I have classes at noon with my coworkers and regular mental and physical preparation. I also go to the gym once a week. Participating in the 2024 Paris Paralympic Games would be the culmination of all those years working, an athlete’s dream and being proud to play for my country!”

between nature and culture

A trendy and connected town

Between the Rhone and Rhine and on the Franco-Swiss Arc, the Greater Besançon Area is connected to a transport network and two high-speed train stations that locate the territory 2 hours from Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg and Frankfurt...

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A town of art ... and history

A UNESCO World Heritage town: the hometown of Victor Hugo, the land of Fourier and Proudhon with its fortifications and Citadelle built by Vauban... Besançon, the birthplace of watchmaking, astonishes by its rich heritage and the refinement of its architecture...

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A green and active town

Besançon is a town that is resolutely centred on sports. In 2019, Besançon was labelled an active and sporty town. This label honors initiatives, actions, sport-centred public policies and values the promotion of physical and...

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