Visit of the BNPA Building

European Heritage Days 2023

Delphine SANDRIN

The BNPA opens its doors and its archives...

Many of you pass this building to go to the beach without really knowing its activities and its operation...
Yet for more than 50 years, this municipal heritage has welcomed a varied and numerous public at the rate of the seasons and the level of Lake Serre-Ponçon, making it a place that has survived the ages by fully participating in the development:

  • From the departure of families on holiday and then summer camps,
  • Educational stays and discovery classes
  • Popular education at the service of "living together"
  • Of intercultural exchanges
  • Training (Sport & animation)
  • The practice of sailing in all its forms (Leisure/ competitions)
    Built opposite the chapel St Michel in 1971, the building is organized on 3 levels to meet the expectations of the greatest number.
    With its unsuspected panoramic terrace from the road, the BNPA enjoys an exceptional setting.
    What about you guys?
    Have you ever shared a moment of life with the BNPA?
    You could have desires, a project to lead to the BNPA...
    We will be happy to discuss with you to make history or write a new page... 2 guided and commented tours are organized by the municipal team at 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm on Saturday. Registration in advance preferable.

About the venue

Baie St Michel - CHORGES
  • Première participation
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  • Lieu de culture, spectacles, sports et loisirs

Yesterday, today, tomorrow, the BNPA opens its doors! The BNPA (Nautical and Outdoor Base) built in 1971 on the Bay St Michel is an integral part of the heritage and history of the town of Chorges. This municipal facility, run for 35 years by the HERCMAN couple, has seen several directors succeed one another who have each contributed to what it is today: A sailing school labeled by the French Sailing Federation and a accommodation center for groups as individuals, tourists as locals, young as well as old... 2023 marks a turning point in the history of the BNPA. Indeed, a vast program of work and renovation was voted by the city council, which shows its willingness to rely on this structure to continue its tourism and economic development over the 4 seasons. During these European Heritage Days, the municipal team offers a free access exhibition that traces the history of the BNPA through a series of short stories: Place of sport and leisure, holidays, educational stays, of work, we all

BNPA - Base nautique et de Plein Air Delphine SANDRIN