Montboucons Sports Centre

The dojo in the Montboucons sports centre offers a contest space of 1,200 sq. m, which includes outer safety areas.

All the judo mats in the dojo meet IJF standards to ensure all the fighters can prepare under the same conditions as those at the Paralympic Games. The venue also has a stand with 572 seats.

This facility includes a weights room, with all the equipment required for conditioning and strengthening, as well as a first aid and recovery area and six changing rooms with showers. All the equipment can be adjusted according to needs and is accessible to athletes with disabilities.

The complex is located at the heart of the Temis district, an economic and higher education hub, which offers a peaceful environment that is conducive to sports activities. Near to the city centre, it is easy to get to by bus and by car, thanks to a free and secure car park.

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.

In brief

  • Contest area of 1,200 sq. m
  • Mats meeting IJF standards
  • Weight training, recovery and first aid areas
  • 6 changing rooms with showers
  • Video analysis room
  • Facilities accessible to people with disabilities
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Accompanying services

  • Transfers for athletes and their equipment, from the airport to Besançon, and from Besançon to Olympic venues.
  • Vehicles on hand to transport athletes and equipment throughout their stay.
  • A liaison officer will accompany your team and be available 24/7 to help with logistics during your stay in Besançon

Selection of accommodation nearby

International Stay Center (Ethic Etapes)
All suites Hotel
Hôtel Vesontio

Montboucons Sports Centre : CIS = sur place / Hôtel All suites = 0,75Km / Hôtel Vesontio = 1,5Km

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

At Besançon, enjoy the same high-quality accommodation and level of service as in other large cities, but at a far more reasonable price. And as the city is compact, your hotel will only be 15 minutes away from your training centre at most, making the commute stress-free

On-demand services

By choosing Besançon to prepare for the Games, you can concentrate all your energy on physical and mental preparation. Our welcome team will take care of the rest – airport transfers, transporting staff and equipment, providing language support – making sure you use your preparation time to the full and obtain that medal you came to win.

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