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Sports have always played an important role in the development of Istres. Through high quality public sports facilities, a global educational endeavour based on an aspiring socio-educational sector and associative networks guaranteeing social interaction, Istres has always been considered a “sports town”. As a result, Istres was given “la ville la plus sportive de France” (the most sportiest town in France) award by L’Equipe newspaper in 1988 and again in 2000.

No matter what your age or your skill level, there are sports for absolutely everyone, anytime, anywhere throughout the city…In Istres, eat, sleep and breath sports!