Tony Bertrand Nautical Centre, of Olympic stature

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Tony Bertrand Nautical Centre, of Olympic stature

In summer, with its Nautical Centre built for its 1968 Olympic bid, which has since been renovated, the city of Lyon is transformed into a seaside and sports resort.

This nautical complex on Quai Claude Bernard in Guillotière occupies the banks of the Rhône like a docked ship. Built by Lyon-born architect Alexandre Audouze-Tabourin for the city's bid for the 1968 Summer Olympics, its pools have been completely renovated and are at the forefront of aquatic modernity. They are now also named after the city's former deputy mayor in charge of sports, Tony Bertrand, who initiated the project. You can swim here in summer and winter, both indoors and outdoors. At 50 x 21m, with water heated to 27°C, the southeastern Olympic pool is open all year round. Swimmers can enjoy a panoramic view of the Hôtel-Dieu, overlooked by the Fourvière basilica, while doing their lengths. At 68 x 24m, the northern pool is only open during the summer months and offers family leisure activities such as bubbling hot tubs, a waterslide, a counter-current stream, and a paddling pool. Last but not least, the water garden hosts aqua aerobics and fitness sessions, beach soccer and beach volleyball.

Centre nautique Tony Bertrand
8 quai Claude Bernard
69007 Lyon

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