Gims will be in concert on July 9 during the Beach sport festival in Saint-Laurent-du-Var

Gims will be in concert on July 9 during the Beach sport festival in Saint-Laurent-du-Var
Gims will be in concert on July 9 during the Beach sport festival in Saint-Laurent-du-Var

On the Laurentian seaside, a “five to seven” proposition, or rather “six to seven”, which will leave no one indifferent. The number of sand sports on the program for the 3rd edition of the Beach Sport Festival (BSF) in Saint-Laurent-du-Var is growing! And on Cousteau Beach, there really will be something for all tastes, for all ages. A meeting launched this Tuesday, June 25 until July 14. Judge for yourself!

1. Beach wrestling (from this Thursday to this Saturday)

Or sand wrestling. Now well rooted in the Laurentian erg. The global elite met there again (Friday June 28 and Saturday June 29), with the organization of a round of the world championships, which will bring together no less than 200 athletes. On the initiation side (Thursday June 27), there are 750 CM1 and CM2 students who are preparing to discover the demands of a sport with a history anchored in tradition. And for whom it will be “develop resilience and competitiveness”.

2. Beach soccer (Sunday June 30)

Last year, Hugo Loris, Didier Deschamps and even Dante, the captain of OGC Nice, were among the Festival’s guests. But soccer is only making its official debut this year. One of the most spectacular and most practiced disciplines, initiation sessions are already scheduled between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

At the same time and until 7:30 p.m., the best teams in the region will compete in the qualifiers for the finals of the French championships. Finally, the day will end with a “Legends match”, for the moment draped in an opaque veil of mystery…

3. Beach tennis (Wednesday July 3)

Faithful among the faithful, tennis player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will still be present in Saint-Laurent to exchange a few balls with the children (and participate in a “Face the readers”, organized by Nice morning). A champion with a generous CV and a commitment admired and recognized by all, through his association Attap’la balle (1). Also on the menu, a tournament counting towards the national ranking, as well as a partners evening.

4. Beach volleyball (from Thursday July 4 to Sunday July 7)

On a strictly sporting level, this will be one of the highlights of the Beach Sport Festival, since Cousteau Beach, at the conclusion of the Beach Volleyball series, will host the finals of the French championships, which bring together the 16 highest ranked tricolor pairs . On Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6, night sessions are scheduled. And, like everything else, it’s free entry, so…

5. AirBadminton (Wednesday July 10)

Rules similar to classic badminton (the shuttlecock, however, can touch the ground), but equipment adapted to the outdoors. No reason not to try it!

Initiations are therefore planned from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., but will also be followed by the Young Airbadiste Challenge (from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., with the best regional hopefuls), a mixed triples tournament (from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.). And, the icing on the cake, an exhibition match between members of the French team… AirBadminton makes a remarkable entry into the BSF program…

6. The beach flag (Friday July 12)

American beach football (in its flag, non-contact version, it will officially be on the program for the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028) is coming to Saint-Laurent-du-Var! Here again, the day will be devoted to introductory sessions (free) and the evening to demonstrations.

7. Beach rugby (Saturday July 13)

A tournament organized by the SLR, in collaboration with the South League, will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The best teams, from different generations, will compete for regional supremacy…


1. Association whose objective is to enable the development of the practice of tennis, and more broadly of the practice of sport, as a tool for education and integration.

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