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Venue Details

Location:Franche-Comté, France
Sports:Cycling, Rowing, Handball, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Volleyball, Judo, Taekwondo

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This sports residential facility is based on the banks of Lake Vouglans, 80 km from Geneva (by main road) and approximately 110 km from Annecy.

The centre offers a range of sports centred around the lake and sports hall. Lake Vouglans has the "Barrage de Vouglans" dam the at the southern end to supply the hydro-electric power station at Vouglans on the River Ain. The lake is approximately 30 km long.

The French National Rowing Federation has used Bellecin for more than 35 years and was used in the team's final Olympic preparations. 

French National MTB teams also use this facility, utilising the surrounding trails to good effect. And the French Basketball Team also Bellecin as one of their training venues.

There is a well stocked gym, massage room and spa to aid recovery

If you don't have your own vehicle, enquire if you can hire a mini bus from the centre to take trips away



By Air; Geneva (GVA) airport 80 km

Transfers can be arranged

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The site can house 170 athelets, 9 single rooms and 42 rooms suitable for 4 people.  Each room has a bathroom and toilet.

A conference room equipped with video projector "40 seats"
A room with "TNT networks" TV. WIFI access points. A laundry room (3 washing machines and 3 tumble dryers).
An unsupervised outdoor pool.

You can eat self-catering or participate in the buffet style with indoor and outdoor seating. Meal plans can be scheduled in consultation with your team.

There are also 5 chalets specfically for High Performance Sport. These include 5 cabins, 13 rooms, 26 beds, One bathroom per room, 220cm x 90cm Bedding, Kitchen area (refrigerator, stove) and Lounge area (sofa, TV).

The chalets are located in the surrounding mountainous and isolated from external stresses the Bellecin Center allows optimal concentration on sporting goals. Comfort - Functionality - Independence

Places of Interest


The facility is quite isolated so a vehicle is required if you wish to see other things. Waterfalls are seasonal and the caves, some offering stunning views, are not open all year.

Several museums offer variety, Musee des Maquettes, Moulin du Pont des Vents and the Toy Museum  are good choices, but again check if they are open at the time of year you are planning. 

The area offer many small villages and castles/churches.

Training Facilities



A 5 lane, 2000 metre course runs across the 30km lake negating any water flow.

The course is bouyed April - October

Launches are available for hire but it is recommended to book in advance

The boat area is enclosed and secure

Sports Hall


The Sports Hall is suitball for Basketball (it has 6 plexiglass baskets), Volleyball and Handball. Also includes electronic scoreboard, changing rooms and treatment rooms as well as a 400sq mtr tatami. 

The Dojo suitable for Martial Arts. The dojo covers 275 square metres and includes equipment required for these sports such as tatami mats and rings. 



The gym holds cardio machines and a range of weight machines

Use of the gym is subject to availability and possibly an additional charge




Enhance your camp with more intensive coaching. We can put you in contact with accredited rowing coaches, experienced in coaching at all levels from beginners through top domestic and up to international and Olympic standard, who will work with your own coaches to further extend the gains you make on your camp. 

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