The Montboucons venue is designed for athletes who enjoy high-quality sports facilities and with plenty of space to train. The playing area consists of a wooden sprung floor which meets the standards and spring required by teams preparing for the Games. The hall also has a high- performance lighting system to simulate match conditions for training sessions.
The facility also offers all the services athletes may need: spacious training and strengthening areas, first aid rooms and recovery areas. All the facilities can be adapted on request and are accessible to people with disabilities.
The centre is home to two French clubs all year round: the ASCCB, a Division C wheelchair basketball club, and the BesAc, which plays in the National 3rd Division. Matches are organised here every week.
Located at the centre of the Temis district, the complex brings together eight Olympic and Paralympic disciplines in one place, with direct access to accommodation and eating facilities. Near to the city centre, it is easy to get to by bus and by car, thanks to a free and secure single- storey car park with disability access.
One of Besançon’s main priorities is to promote parasports disciplines, and as part of that effort, it has been organising the only event of its kind in France, the Raid Handi-Forts adventure race, since 2008. The parasports project has grown by encouraging sports clubs to set up a parasport section and making sports facilities accessible to people with disabilities. Thanks to all this work, Besançon received the 2016 Parasport City award.