Aréna du Pays d’Aix – Aix-en-Provence


Gymnasium – Indoor

Located near Aix Provence, close to the motorway network, the Pays d’Aix Arena has all the technical and innovative features of the latest large sports and entertainment halls.

It was also designed to house the professional handball club of the Pays d’Aix (PAUC Handball). It has two competition halls, the main hall with a capacity of 7,000 seats and a training and competition hall with 989 seats. The latter is specially adapted to the practice of high-level handball with a floor approved by the international federation, a unique marking on the floor, numerous development areas, an adjoining weight room and all the equipment necessary for the practice of this professional sport.

Throughout the sporting season, it hosts the competitions of the resident club of the National Handball League in the first division, one of the best handball championships in the world, and those of the European Cup. It also allows the organisation of international matches such as the Volleyball Nations League or the Tennis Fed Cup.


a train station: 17 mn
an airport: 23 mn
a hospital: 16 mn


Olympic Sports :


Construction date : 2017
Type of ground :
Federal and international handball standards
Air conditioning system :
Ceiling height :
Salle 1: 14m
Salle 2: 9m
Light intensity :
Salle 1: 1600 lux
Salle 2: 1000 lux
Timing system :
Hosting capacity :
Salle 1 : 7000 With 100 PMR –1352 with 423 retractable stands
Salle 2 : 1352 with 21 PMR and 423 retractable stands
Locker rooms / Toilets
Number of locker rooms: 6 | Number of PRM locker rooms : 6
Number of toilets: 12 | Number of PRM toilets : 6 | Number of toilets ( for athletes ): 7


Comfort facilities :
Physiotherapy room
Medical room
Doping control room
Information facilities :
Internet access
Behind closed doors
Video surveillance
Personnal security service
Additional premises :
Weights room
Press room
Meeting room
Club House
Secure storage aera
Coach’s / Manager’s Office
Minibus car park
Video room


Aréna du Pays d’Aix
1955 rue Claude Nicolas Ledoux – 13290 Aix-en-Provence

Stéphane Audibert
Mission Leader