The weightlifting facility is divided into three areas – weightlifting platforms, weights area, cardio-training area – and includes a 40 x 20 m sports hall as well as a multi-purpose room, which can be used for briefings, physiotherapy, or mental preparation. The above areas are, in turn, further divided into specific areas, based on an optimal strength, cardio, and dynamic training logic. The apparatus and equipment are of the highest quality and perfectly adapted to athletes’ requirements. All the equipment is adjustable according to needs. After training sessions, the weightlifters can relax and recover fully thanks to the on-site sauna and ice baths. The sports hall is also equipped for para powerlifting athlete preparation.
David Hercule Matam and his brother Bernardin both trained at this location when preparing for major international competitions. The centre also hosted the 2015 French inter-club championships.
Spread over several acres, the Michel Vautrot sports complex is the largest in Besançon. It is located right next to a lovely, quiet, leafy park, which can be used by athletes as a warm up or recovery area, and will give them a feeling of being in the great outdoors. Near to the city centre, it is easy to get to by tram and by car, thanks to a free and secure car park.
Besançon is home to all kinds of sport, especially weightlifting. The La Française de Besançon weightlifting club, which has nurtured several international-level athletes, bears witness to what can be achieved with top-level equipment tailored to all athletes.