Orchamps Stadium

The Orchamps stadium, which was specially-designed for playing rugby, opened in 2016. All the facilities have been designed with this discipline in mind and approved by the French rugby federation (FFR).

The rugby training centre is located at the heart of the Orchamps sports complex. This sports complex has two grass pitches (100 x 68 m and 94 x 60 m) and one 4G artificial pitch (105 x 68 m).

The 2,000 sq. m of indoor facilities offer all the amenities for welcoming delegations in the best possible conditions. In addition to the 40 sq. m changing rooms, it has a weights room looking out onto the rugby pitch, a video room, a first aid and recovery area, and eating facilities.

The cryotherapy chamber available in the sport performance optimisation centre (COPS) nearby and a 40 x 20 m sports hall are also available for training and recovery purposes.

The centre is home to the Olympique de Besançon rugby club which plays in the French Pro D2 league.

The rugby facility is situated in a quiet area near the forest of Chailluz, an ideal place for warming-up and post-training recovery in leafy surroundings. Near to the city centre, the facility is easy to get to by bus and by car, thanks to a free and secure car park.

In brief

  • Recent, approved equipment
  • 2 grass pitches (100 x 68 m and 94 x 60 m) and 1 artificial pitch (105 x 68 m)
  • First aid and recovery areas
  • Weights room
  • On-site eating facilities
Discover our equipment in pictures:
Rugby sevens

Accompanying services

  • Transfer from airport to Besançon or Besançon to Olympic event sites for athletes and their equipment
  • 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

Hôtel Brit l'Horloge / Kyriad
Hôtel Victor Hugo & Spa
Hôtel Ibis Style

Orchamps Stadium : Hôtel Kyriad = 1,2Km / Hôtel Victor Hugo = 2,7Km / Hôtel Ibis Style = 2,8Km

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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