Besançon
2024 Games
Preparation Center

20 Olympic & Paralympic disciplines

Athletics

Para athletics

Basket ball

Wheelchair basket ball

BMX

Road cycling

Paracycling

Climbing

Gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics

Weightlifting

Para powerlifting

Handball

Judo

Para judo

Wrestling

Rugby sevens

Wheelchair rugby

Triathlon

Paratriathlon

MTB XCO

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

L’équipe de France de canoë en stage à Besançon

Pendant 3 semaines, 4 céistes, membres de l'équipe de France de canoë, sont venus s'entrainer à Besançon avec leur entraineur A...

Tour de France Femmes : Juliette LABOUS, première coureuse française au classement général.

Objectif atteint pour  la bisontine Juliette Labous à la fin de ce Tour de France Féminin : la Française, qui visait un top 5 a...

L’équipe de France Relève olympique d’haltérophilie en stage à Besançon

L’équipe de France d’haltérophilie relève olympique est venue en stage à Besançon du 13 au 24 juillet 2022. Ces jeunes athlète...

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

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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...”

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Juliette Labous

Road cycling

“The varied terrain of Besançon and its surroundings is a big advantage because it can adapt to any type of training with the flat river banks along the Doubs, the forts of Besançon with the medium-slope hills and Northern Besançon to prepare for the classics with the valleys. You can also train on more mountainous routes when you head to the 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.”

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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!”

Besançon,
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 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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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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