The Tour de France of clubs padel returns to its starting point. A loop that closes with a passage through Manosque, Orange and finally Nîmes.

The south of France is very large and we find ourselves facing south today, in Nîmes. Before that, we have to cross several pretty villages lulled by the song of the cicadas and the stories of Pagnol. From Manosque to Nîmes via Orange, here is the stage of the day.

Manosque is inland. This city which we all heard about one day in the novels of Marcel Pagnol, begins its history in Roman times. The travelers took a break and could leave with wine amphorae made on site. Manosque has experienced many upheavals due to illnesses or the passage of the second war. Place of resistance, part of the city was destroyed by the explosion of a stockpile of ammunition. Today the city welcomes tourists who discover the ancient remains still standing, as well as the production of olives.

Orange, city of Vaucluse is located in an agricultural region, at the crossroads of the north-south axis. Well known to the Romans, it was the capital of the Principality of Orange until 1713. Several Roman buildings are listed as World Heritage by Unesco like the Arc de Triomphe or the majestic ancient theater.

Finally our stage ends at Nimes, Roman city which for ten years has become the competitor of its neighbor Montpellier. A city that becomes brighter, expands and becomes ever more attractive. Compulsory passage of Via Domitia, Nîmes is classified “city of art and history” notably for its Tour Magne, its Maison Carrée or its arenas. Located at the entrance of the Camargue, its traditions are well established, based around the bull, horses, rice or even Denim canvas.

In this particular landscape, discover the 6 clubs of padel of the region as well as the 18 tracks. If any clubs and / or tracks are not listed here, please let us know at contact

  • The Manosque Complex is one of the first clubs to have bet on the padel 2.0 in France. This club offers 3 outdoor tracks and a nice restaurant.

Contact : 04 92 74 49 39. More info here. 

  • The Orange Tennis Club is a municipal club which offers tennis, squash and 2 courts of padel semi-covered.

Contact : 04 90 51 62 05. More info here.

  • Monplaisir Ball Concept is located in Avignon. This multi-activity leisure center offers futsal, squash, badminton, laser game, laser kart and padel with its 2 outdoor tracks.

Contact : 04 90 25 84 84. More info here.

  • Tarascon and its Tennis Club offer tennis and also padel thanks to its 2 outdoor tracks.

Contact : 04 90 91 18 04. More info here.

  • Forever Tennis Club Nîmes is a tennis academy which offers a restaurant, a swimming pool, beach volleyball as well as padel with 1 outdoor track.

Contact : 06 76 61 90 00. More info here.

  • The Winwin club Padel Hauts de Nîmes is located on the heights of the city, in a pine forest. This important tennis club also offers 8 tennis courts. padel outdoor. This club is well known for the organization of its competitions.

Contact : 06 71 23 54 46. More info here.


Julien Bondia

Julien Bondia is a teacher of padel in Tenerife (Spain). Columnist and advisor, he helps you play better through his tutorials and tactical/technical articles padel.