DEAUVILLE - May 14 to 22

Two years before the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Normandy Region is the host site for the largest international multi-sport event for students aged 15 to 18 which takes place every 2 years, and which is similar to the school Olympic and Paralympic Games.

An international school sport competition, the School Summer Games or Gymnasiade, combines sporting events linked to the values ​​of Olympism and a cultural and educational program. In 2022, the International School Sport Federation (ISF), the organizing committee of this event, chose Normandy as the host location. Nine cities and nineteen sports facilities have been selected for the fantastic sporting experience they will provide to the world's youth.

Deauville, located in the heart of the Normandy sites, will host the athletes' village and provide accommodation (in and around) and catering from May 14 to 22. The opening and closing ceremonies will take place there on May 15 and May 21, as well as two competitions: beach volleyball which will be played on the beach and badminton at the Pom's. Finally, there will be orienteering training at Parc Calouste Gulbenkian in Bénerville-sur-Mer.

The educational program offered to young athletes will consist of lectures and seminars on topics such as health, gender equality and the protection of children in sport.
The cultural program will be placed under the theme of peace and fraternity. Young people will discover the Mémorial de Caen or the Colleville-sur-Mer cemetery on Wednesday 18 May. Then they will have access to an à la carte program on Saturday: crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel, visit to the Vieux la Romaine museum, horse show at the Haras du Pin.

Throughout the event, a village for the general public will be set up in the Lais de Mer car park with entertainment at the end of the day.


Contact us:
+33 (0)2 31 14 40 00

Our tourist information offices:

Residence of the Clock
Empress Eugenie wharf
14800 Deauville
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Place Jean-Mermoz
14640 Villers-sur-Mer
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32 bis avenue Michel d'Ornano
14910 Blonville-sur-Mer
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40 rue du Général Leclerc
14113 Villerville
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20 Place Lemercier
14800 Toques
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Louis Delamare Promenade
(behind the aid station)
14800 Tourgeville
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