Practising a sport

Faire du sport dans l'Orne

The Orne has a vast network of sporting facilities. From swimming pools to tennis courts, there are almost 700 sports centres and fields open to people in the department.

The Orne also makes the most of its healthy green environment. With horse-riding centres, golf courses and hiking trails,  the Orne has some of the best outdoor sports facilities in France.

Sports facilities in the Orne

The Orne has an extensive and diverse network of sports facilities. From climbing to skate parks, people here can benefit from:

  • 2,000km of hiking trails
  • 1,400km of  mountian bike trails
  • 285 sports fields (266 for football – 1 for base-ball – 10 for rugby)
  • 261 sports and nature amenities (256 hiking circuits – 4 bungee jumping sites – 1 orienteering site)
  • 244 tennis courts
  • 244 bowling centres (including 180 pétanque (boules) courts)
  • 95 horse-riding centres (including 7 cross-country trails – 2 show jumping rings – 4 race tracks)
  • 81 multi-purpose sports halls
  • 87 gymnasiums and multi-sports halls
  • 60 specialist halls or fields (including 22 competitive gymnastics halls – 2 fencing centres – 2 squash courts – 20 table tennis halls – 2 weight-lifting centres)
  • 43 horse-riding centres
  • 31 swimming baths (including 6 training pools)
  • 26 combat sports halls (including 22 for dojo and 2 boxing halls)
  • 24 aquatic centres
  • 24 physical education and town stadium facilities
  • 23 health and fitness centres (including 14 weight rooms and 1 aqua-gym pool)
  • 17 shooting sports centres (including 4 rifle shooting centres – 11 archery centres – 4 clay pigeon shooting centres)
  • 16 water-sports centres
  • 15 climbing centres
  • 14 skateboard and freestyle cycling parks (including 2 rollerblade rings)
  • 14 sites for boating and other water-based activities (including power-boating circuit)
  • 12 centres for athletic sports (including 1 throwing sports arena – 2 jumping areas – 6 stadiums)