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“Swimming facilities”

Centre Sportif Richard-Bozon
Reviewed 8 August 2014

The pools are expansive, both indoor and outdoor, clean and well maintained. However, the access into the pools was an absolute maze of confusion! You must enter through a long and poorly marked series of dressing rooms, bathrooms and locker rooms. This may sound silly, but it had my 7 year old in tears. We asked directions (and saw many others do the same) and we received a lot of vague pointing in different directions. We were also yelled at for wearing shoes in the wrong area. After finally reaching the pools, our swim was interrupted by a group of obnoxious teens that were rough housing and fighting and the lifeguards never once called them down. We spent $23 eu for a 30 minute swim and had to purchase a $10 eu speedo for our 7 year old. Don't waste your time.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Quite expensive to get in.
Facilities are good. Indoor and outdoor pool, flume, kids area. It's extra for the sauna and steam room.

Main problem was the water temperature. If you are doing lengths it's fine but for messing around it's far too cold. We stayed only for half an hour in the end.

Visited in August!

1  Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Within easy walking distance of the town centre, the Richard Bozon Sports Centre includes an indoor Olympic sized rink (60 x 30m), open daily (at least during the winter). Opening hours fluctuate during the season, and the rink also hosts ice hockey matches, so check times locally.

The ice at the rink was well maintained, very hard, and evidently suitable for skating with the right skates - but this is currently (winter 2013-14) a major weak point.

Skates are available to hire, but the default boots are a cheap, low, plastic model without much ankle support and with plastic straps rather than laces. While these might be suitable for someone wanting to take to the ice for the first time, they are uncomfortable and unsuited for anyone more advanced. Having turned these down, together with a different but very uncomfortable model, I was next offered a lace-up pair with rather rusty blades that wouldn't glide properly. I then exchanged these for an old pair of much better quality skates. These were comfortable, with laces and proper ankle support, but unfortunately had blunt and very flat blades. After sharpening (which, of course, did nothing to help the flatness), I gave them a try. They would at least slide, but (not unexpectedly) this included sliding sideways when trying to turn at anything above a walking pace! Being out of further options, I decided it was time to leave, having barely completed a couple of circuits.

My recommendation is therefore to either bring your own skates, or to give this rink a miss.

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