Centre aquatique Auréo

Auréo

The AURÉO inter-municipal aquatic centre is the the biggest project the Bayeux Intercom district council has ever undertaken. It is a major, structuring facility for the area which will meet the many demands and needs of users.

Despite the operating costs of this kind of facility, the increasing budgetary pressures on local authorities and the changing ways in which facilities are used, the provision of public services designed to meet the needs of everyone is an absolute priority for Bayeux Intercom.

Bayeux Intercom has made the ambitious and courageous decision to manage this facility directly, enabling the district council to ensure its public service remit by providing:

  • extended opening hours;
  • several timeslots devoted to use by schools and clubs;
  • prices which are controlled and within everyone’s reach

The facility will be operated by 17 full-time staff covering entrance/information, supervision, monitoring, management etc.

Patrick Gomont, President of Bayeux Intercom, and all the elected representatives of the district council are delighted to invite you to dive into the Bessin pool !

Find out about Auréo aquatic centre

THE AURÉO AQUATIC CENTRE

The new inter-municipal aquatic centre has been built on the site of the former municipal swimming pool and has kept the same address. But just about everything else has changed!

CHANGING ROOMS

The changing rooms are in three sections: a central zone which includes a beauty area (mirrors, hair dryers etc) and baby area, separate changing rooms for users of the Wellness centre facilities, and communal changing rooms intended for school groups.

LEISURE POOL AND PADDLING POOL

The leisure pool comprises a learning zone with a roped off lane 12.5 metres long and a leisure area everyone can use. The paddling pool is for very small children and toddlers who can have fun playing with the water toys and getting used to being in water.

SPORTS POOL

The 25 metre sports pool has 5 roped lanes designed for swimming, school groups and clubs. It can also be used for diving because an extra depth of 3 metres is planned for practising and taking certificates in this discipline.

WATER SLIDE

The 75-metre slide will delight the young and not so young! The tube sections are coloured and in openwork, which creates a strobe effect as you go down. The slide ends in a specially designed run-out chute for maximum safety and optimal water-braking. Enjoy!

WELLNESS CENTRE

The Wellness centre has a balneotherapy pool with waterfalls and fountains, two hammams at different temperatures, two saunas and a jacuzzi. It also boasts a “salt cave”, one of the first in the region, which is highly recommended for those with respiratory or skin problems. The Wellness centre has direct access to the solarium and is complemented by a Japanese style garden. An invitation to wind down in a calm, relaxing atmosphere!

THE OUTSIDE POOL

This 25 metre pool will have a leisure pool section plus a roped sports lane. It is heated to 28°C all year round and is very popular with swimmers in winter because of the contrast in sensations it provides. It is covered at night for reasons of safety, cleanliness and in order not to waste energy. It will be opened later and the date will be announced in due course.