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Montpellier training base camp for the Olympic Games 2024

Montpellier is a sporting city with many of France’s elite sports clubs, and lives to the rhythm of sporting events all year round (championships, FISE, Open Sud de France, etc.).

Montpellier’s sporting credentials have earned the “Terre de Jeux 2024” label, giving it the opportunity to host French and foreign delegations (from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan) as training base camps for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The aim is to showcase the region’s assets and special features.


On 13 May 2024, the city of Montpellier will have the honour of hosting a historic event, the passage of the Olympic Flame.
On 25 August, it will be the turn of the Paralympic flame to pass through Montpellier.

As part of its worldwide journey, this sacred flame will light up the streets of Montpellier, bringing with it an atmosphere of celebration and contagious enthusiasm.
The city will be hosting the event at the end of the day, offering a festive, popular and free programme open to all, based on the values of sport and Olympism.

Where does the Olympic flame pass through Montpellier?

The flame will arrive via Juvignac, passing through Pierrevives, then the Château de la Piscine, the Avenue de Lodève, the Cité Astruc stadium, before arriving at Les Arceaux and passing through the Philippidès stadium. It will then proceed to the Jardin des Plantes, the Arc de Triomphe and Place de la Comédie. Finally, it will head towards the Gare Saint-Roch, the Hôtel de Ville, and return to Antigone to finish at Place de l’Europe.

Olympic Games 2024, Montpellier hosts the sports delegations

Because of its reputation as a sporting city, Montpellier has been recognized as “Terre de jeux 2024,” allowing it to host French and international delegations (including teams from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan) as a training base camp. The goal is to showcase the region’s strengths and special features.

Around 25 disciplines will be training here.

Several training facilities have been approved for the following disciplines:
Olympic swimming – Artistic swimming – Water polo – Handball – Basketball – Volleyball – Table tennis – Football – Rugby sevens – Athletics – Beach volleyball – BMX – Skateboarding – Judo – Fencing – Breaking – Paralympics

Foreign delegations :

► Japanese volleyball delegation

► South African athletics, rugby 7s, football and swimming delegations

► Australian athletics and para-athletics delegations and men’s and women’s rugby 7s teams

► New Zealand athletics and para-athletics delegations

► Ukraine artistic swimming delegation

► Taekwondo delegations from the United Kingdom and Afghanistan

► French judo, volleyball and BMX delegations

Montpellier, sport all year round

MHSC, MHB, MHR, MRC, BLMA …. There are plenty of top-level sports clubs for men and women!

For many years now, Montpellier has been the only French metropolis outside Paris to be present in the sporting elite of the main team sports (football, rugby, basketball, handball, etc., as well as ice hockey and baseball).

The town also hosts major sporting events every year, such as FISE, the Open Sud de France and the Beach Masters.

As well as one-off competitions such as the European Judo Championships in November 2023.

Find out why Montpellier is one of France’s sporting capitals.

Montpellier, a land of sports and athletes

With its strong culture of extreme sports, Montpellier has been chosen to host the training site for the French BMX Freestyle team in preparation for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

A 9,000m2 skatepark with dirt track, pumptrack, BMX frestyle park and more is being built on the former Grammont site. Montpellier will have the largest site in Europe.

In addition, many local sportsmen and women are dreaming of the Paris Games, such as Kévin Meyer (Décathlon), Marion Torrent (football), Antony JeanJean (BMX), Valentin Porte (handball) and Nicolas le Goff (volleyball).


The Montpellier CREPS is a training base camp for top-level athletes in a variety of sports. for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Montpellier CREPS is a base camp for athletes and international sports delegations.

The Montpellier CREPS is located in the Occitanie region, in the heart of Montpellier. The CREPS has a green area of almost 3 hectares, 15 minutes from the city centre and 30 minutes from the Mediterranean Sea. As a training base camp for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Montpellier CREPS offers athletes an ideal environment to prepare and train before the competitions.

The CREPS high-quality facilities will enable it to host several athletics delegations from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the French judo, BMX, volleyball, triathlon, skateboarding, table tennis, sailing, dance and athletics teams, the Australian rugby sevens team and the Japanese volleyball team.