Prepare the Games in Pessac

The Bellegrave Sports Complex of Pessac has been selected by Paris 2024 as an official Pre-Games Training Camp facility. Preparing the games in Pessac will assure you high level sport services and quality stay in one of the most beautiful region of France.

An adapted and accessible equipment : 

The Bellegrave Sports Complex proposes an equipment easy to access, near the international airport of Merignac and at 2 and a half from Paris in train. It offers sports facilities of high quality and reach all expectations for the preparation of international handball teams : 

  • 2 250m2 playing court
  • 78m2 physical training room
  • 2 offices, for exclusive use of the team staff or Federation officials, with pitch view
  • Reception area with sound system, screens, and pitch view
  • 280m2 boxing hall
  • 430m2 Dojo
  • 4 football pitches, including one artificial turf

As well as top-class sports facilities, Pessac offers a complete range of facilities and services to meet the expectations of an Olympic team. The town has hotels (4-star hotels, 3-star hotels) which offer high quality catering services. The Sport Complex is only 3km from the most renowned hospital of the region, and 6km from the medical stadium (an innovative medical center specialised in sport). 

Cultural and natural patrimony : 

Pessac is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious winegrowing area, closely tied to the history and prestige of the city of Pessac since antiquity. A tour of the Chateau Pape Clément, the Chateau Haut Brion or other wine castles on the territory could be a pleasant break during your preparation. 
Only 45 minutes from the Bassin d’Arcachon, you could also enjoy a break visiting oyster ports, sandy beaches, pine forests, a famous peninsula and the highest dune in Europe.

They were here : 

  • Eric BARADAT, Team manager France U20 ladies : “The Bellegrave Sports Complex is a facility of high quality that can receive international handball teams and can be a tool for the preparation of the 2024 games.”

  • Imanol ALVAREZ, Team manager Spain U20 ladies : “Bellegrave is a functional, pleasant and welcoming facility.”
  • Pascal LEANDRI, General Manager of Ivry Handball Team (1st Division) : “We wanted to congratulate Pessac for the quality of its organisation et its facilities.”
  • Erick MATHE, Coach of Chambery Handball Team (1st Division) : “ Playing a preparation match in Pessac is a real advantage because of its easily accessible situation.”
  • Jérôme FERNANDEZ, Former Coach of PAUC Handball, Former international player, Olympic and World champion : “The accommodations, the friendliness moments and the catering had completely reached the expectations of a high-level club”



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