Compiègne – Paul Petitpoisson Stadium

PARIS 2024 Olympic site : Stade de France

Paul Petitpoisson Stadium

A high-performance athletics stadium in a protected environment!

The athletics stadium Paul Petitpoisson is ideally located near the city centre of Compiégne and the river Oise. The close proximity of the Compiégne national forest (12 000ha), the 3rd in France, is perfect for practising middle-distance and long-distance trials on varied terrains in the forest or on bike lanes.

The tracks and its annexes were completely renovated in 2022.

The athletics Compiegne VGA club is one of the 8 athletics sections in the area with 1200 members. It regularly organizes national-level competitions and welcomed the French team for middle-distance for a training camp. Several international athletes and one of the best French trainers are members of this club.

This complex offers an entire disabled accessibility along with the latest technologies, and is completely dedicated to athletics. It allows to train regardless of the weather conditions, in all sports at an excellent level in a green environment.

Other sports equipment are located nearby : Paul Cosyns football field, with several certified grounds (one with natural turf, one with synthetic turf), the equestrian center, a tennis complex with 4 courts, a rugby field.

Map : equipment and institutions 


Distance and travel time

  • 1h10 from the Olympic village (80 km-49.7 miles)

  • 1h from the Olympic site (83 km- 51.6 miles)

Brand new technical equipment for high-level practise

  • Jumping areas (jumping pits and landing mats) indoors and outdoors for long jumps, triple jumps and pole
  • Throwing zone (weight, hammer, javelin)
  • Weights room equipped with high-performance equipment
  • Specific equipment) certified by the IAFF
  • Tower with electrical stopwatch

PGTC in video

Compiègne's PGTC presentation video

PGTC equipment and services

  • Anti doping room
  • Physiotherapy room
  • Weights room
  • Videosurveillance
  • Gated and secure car park and Bus parking lot
  • Wifi access and optic fber
  • Coach office
  • Lounge and catering area and 4 meeting rooms
  • Catering and cooking facilities
  • Individual and communal showers
  • Film screening room
  • Floodlit track
  • Tribunes with 500 seats
  • Infirmary
  • Shuttles available in the city for the delegation
  • Adapted vehicle hire available
  • Adaptable schedule


  • Outdoor track of 400 m completely floodlit
  • Covered stand seating 500 persons
  • Synthetic track of 60 m with 4 lanes, and 2 jumping zones
  • Smart Tracks system
  • In compliance with the standards of the international federation (IAAF)
  • Altitude : 40 m

Key data

  • Final phases of the Championnat de France de premiére division nationale (2018)

  • Finale of the Championnat de France (UNSS)

Point of contact


If you want to see more details about each hotel's equipments and services, visit the directory of accommodations in Compiègne.

List of accomodations

District of Compiegne

Best Western - Les Beaux Arts

District of Compiegne

Auberge à la bonne idée ***

District of Compiegne

Best Western Plus - T'aimhotel ****

District of Compiegne

ChâteauForm' Bellinglise

District of Compiegne

Résidence Internationale ILC **

District of Compiegne

Mercure Compiègne sud ****

District of Compiegne

Ibis Compiègne ***

District of Compiegne

Hôtel du Nord - La Table d'Elisa ***

District of Compiegne

Campanile Compiègne ***

District of Compiegne

Hostellerie du Royal-Lieu ***

District of Compiegne

B&B hôtel Compiègne ***

District of Compiegne

Kyriad Compiègne ***

District of Compiegne

Ibis Styles Compiègne ***

Accommodation point of contact