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Niort, active and sports city!

Curiosity Marine - stagiaire au pôle communication By Marine - stagiaire au pôle communication, the 07 April 2017

At present in internship within the Tourist Office and native of Nantes, I was able to discover during my stay that the city of Niort abounds in spaces and in places convenient to the sports practice. Amateur and passionate about sport, I announce you my impressions...
Last January, the city of Niort received officially the national label " active and sports City ". By obtaining the highest distinction, 3 laurels, Niort takes place among the most dynamic and most active 22 french cities of France. 

Today, near a third of the population niortaise practical a physical activity. 
With more than 60 disciplines represented among 135 associations, Niort aims to be to be a city of all the sports and the sport for all. Its numerous sports equipments are the proof: stadiums welcoming the soccer, the athletics, the rugby, swimming pools, ice rink, numerous gymnasiums, dojos, golf, tracks of BMX, areas for playing boules or still, aerodrome, skateparks, boating center, riding school, rooms of boxing, center of tennis and table tennis, trapshooting and shooting galleries... Without forgetting the Acclameur, a room of 3.500 places approved to welcome the biggest sports events.
The fame of the city is also advanced by the presence of the high-level clubs on its territory such as Chamois Niortais Football Club, the Stade Niortais Rugby, Niort tennis de table, Niort Handball Souchéen, Volley-ball Péxinois Niort; actors of the national sport who strengthen the territorial sports dynamics.

Niort, a city convenient to the activities of open air! 
Classified " 3 flowers " (cities and flowery villages), Niort abounds in natural spaces opened to the free sports practice. The Green alley, fitted out along Sèvre Niortaise on more than 40 km, is a place very appreciated by the walkers, the joggers, but also the cyclists and the riders. A space which plunges you in the "heart of" Green Venice "also lending itself to nautical activities such as the boat or the canoeing.
For the amateurs of hikes, everything around the city, formed by former rural ways, various circuits, allow to cross and to discover the various landscapes of the territory: plain, bocage and swamp.

Niort Beach, of the at will sport
Every summer, the peninsula of pre-Leroy, equipped with a swimming pool and with a pond of 50 m. Overdraft, welcomes the animation "Niort Beach". A site of 180 m3 covered with sand, situated near the skatepark and near the swimming pool, allows Niortais and vacationers of passage to practise and to discover new sports activities of height-air. In the program, the beach volleyball, sand-ball, beach soccer, escalation, BMX or still golf, boxing, canoeing and stand-up paddle. A good way for small and big to keep in shape and to cross festive and friendly moments!


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