Chamonix’s sports centre, the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon, is located just off the road heading out to Argentière and its facilities include: swimming pools (a 25m indoor pool, a baby pool and outdoor swimming pool); sauna and hammam; ice-skating rink; climbing wall; tennis, running track. . .
With a carte d’hôte (available from your hotel, lodging or to buy from Office de Tourisme if lodging with family or friends), a discount is available.
Here is a list of some of the activities:
The Centre Sportif Richard Bozon has both indoor and outdoor pools with lanes, as well as a great selection of children’s pools with slides and other features, and a relaxation area with sauna, hammam and solarium. There are plenty of options to keep the whole family entertained, whatever the weather!
Indoors – there is an 25m indoor pool with lanes, a children’s pool with rapids, water jets and a slide.
Outdoors – the outdoor area is large and comprises the 50m Olympic pool (swimming in an outdoor pool with a view of Mont Blanc is a special experience), a children’s pool, slides and a children’s paddling pool. Outdoors, there is also a small lake (not for swimming) and a refreshment hut.
Babies and small children – as well as the indoor children’s pool and the outdoor paddling pool and slides, the Centre Sportif Richard Bozon offers special classes for babies and toddlers. On a Saturday morning at 10h, the Jardin d’Eau offers plenty of fun to babies and toddlers (from 6 months to 3 years) with one or two adults accompanying. At 11h is the Petits Poissons class for children from 3-5 years. Lots of toys are put out and the pool is slightly warmed for these classes. See here for more details.
Swimming classes – group lessons can be arranged during the school holidays.
For exact opening hours and entry prices to the swimming pools, please check here, as opening times vary according to the time of year.
Chamonix’s 60mx30m indoor ice-skating rink houses the 100 year old Ice Hockey Club and is open year round for ice-skating fun, as well as ice-skating and ice-hockey lessons and matches.
See here for entry prices and opening hours, as these vary according to the time of year.
There are both indoor and outdoor tennis courts and squash courts available at the sports centre. Classes are available on request. See here for more details.
Just outside the ice-skating rink, there is a 300m running track, track & field, 2 basketball courts and 2 handball courts. A good place to have running competitions with the whole family!
Centre Sportif Richard Bozon
214 avenue de la Plage
Tel: +33 (0)4 50 53 23 70 (swimming pool and climbing wall); 04 50 53 28 40 (tennis); 04 50 53 12 36 (ice-skating rink)
Parking: there is limited free parking near the sports centre, otherwise there are paying car parks nearby (Médiatèque, etc . . .)