In Nancy, of a total population of 270,000 people 45,000 are students, meaning this is an extremely active place. The centre city, in 2007, received an award for the ‘Best Sporting City’ (of more than 100,000 people) by l’Equipe Magazine – proving its credentials! Greater Nancy boasts a large sports offering which is well distributed throughout the area – for example, there is a pool within 10 minutes from anywhere!
Football stadiums, gyms, recreation centre and sporting tracks, 9 pools of all sizes, an 18 hole public golf course and school, an aeronautical club, water sports and white water rafting on the Meurthe, 10 equestrian centres and hundreds of sporting clubs.
And for discovering greater Nancy with your hair in the wind, there are 20 walking trails and 7 bike tracks.
In Grand Nancy, there is also :
- Top level sporting clubs, figureheads, leading by example and wearing the colors (and values!) of the region: l’AS Nancy-Lorraine (football), Nancy Basketball team SLUC, Greater Nancy ASPTT Handball, Vandoeuvre Nancy Volleyball and the Nancy Volleyball Maxéville-Jarville!
- There are major events such as the Stanislas Athletics Meet or the International Swimming Meet.
- Major running events for amateurs of any level include the races la Corrida d’Heillecourt and les Foulées de la St Nicolas.