Brief History

The gymnastics club of En Avant de Paris has over 1500 members of different levels and ages, from infants to seniors. Founded in 1881, En avant de Paris is a well-established club and one of the oldest in France. The main gymnasium – Huyghens – is located in the 14th district, near the Montparnasse train station and is well-known for its beautiful glass Eiffel-style canopy. Gymnasts are also able to train in different locations in Paris such as l’Ecole Alsacienne in the 6th and Lacretelle gymnasium in the 15th. The club and gymnasium have a rich history due to their location and successful past with the club sending gymnasts to the National Championships every year. The club has a strong and cohesive team and is very inclusive.


The Team 

En avant de Paris organizes annual events such as challenges, end of year gala, French celebrations (galette des rois) among others.

En avant de Paris has a team consisting of:                                                                                     

An Executive Committee of which all members are volunteers

A Director: Mecky Gagneraud 

A Head Coach: Sandro BRASIL 

A team of coaches and trainers supervised by head coaches

And Judges

About Us

We are delighted that you are interested in joining our club. The historic gymnasium was renovated in 2020 and now includes safety pits to learn new skills. The equipment is up to date with all new regulations providing a safe learning environment for everyone.

The club is home to several foreign gymnasts and many of our coaches can assist gymnasts in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. A multilingual and multicultural aspect is brought to the club and we are able to accommodate diverse gymnasts. The team at En avant de Paris is willing to help its members integrate Parisian culture providing the best gymnastic, athletic and cultural experience in Paris.

Online Registration

To register for one of our classes, please fill out the Gest’Gym form by clicking on the link below

Once submitted, you will immediately receive a confirmation email from Gest’Gym that the registration request has been forwarded to us. After you have received this email, continue the registration process by providing the club with the necessary documents and the payment.  If you are on a waiting list, please wait to hear from us before proceeding to the payment.  Documents required include a photo if one was not provided on the Gest’Gym form and the medical questionnaire, both of which can be sent to us by email.  Payment must be made within eight days of your registration request, unless you are on a waiting list, and can be made either by credit card using the link to the HelloAsso website that is provided in the email confirmation or by check or credit card in our office. Once the documents and payment have been received, the registration is validated and confirmed in a new email. Please note that if the registration is not finalized within eight days (documents sent and payment made) your registration request will be canceled as we have a number of people on our waiting lists each year.  Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to having you join our club!

List of documents needed for registration to be sent preferably by email to:

  1. A health questionnaire and a medical certificate (if necessary) issued within the last three years. Please note that the medical certificate is mandatory each year for members in the competitive groups and for any new members who are adults.

modèle pour les mineurs (example for minors)

modèle pour les majeurs  (example for adults)

  1. Photo in numerical format jpeg less than 1 Mo (a selfie with a phone is acceptable) if the photo wasn’t uploaded during the registration process. 

Registration 2024-2025

Registrations are open to current members as of June 3rd, 2024 and for new members as of June 17, 20224. Please note, however, that registrations for men’s classes (youth and adult) are open to both current and new members as of June 3rd, 2024.

The entire registration process can be done online. However, if you prefer to pay in person or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.  The club’s office is located inside the Huyghens gymnasium in Paris 14th at Vavin and is open from Monday to Friday from 3pm to 7pm and on Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

10 Rue Huyghens 75014 PARIS

Telephone numbers:  07 66 14 34 80 or 01 45 44 81 89

Email :

Trial periods or withdrawals are not permitted at the start of the season.  Please read carefully the club’s rules and Charter.  By registering, you confirm that you have read all the club rules and that you will adhere to them.

The club will not be responsible for any reimbursements in the event of any cancellations due to force majeure, such as if the use of the gymnasium is requested by the Mairie for a competition or another event. Please note that classes held on Saturdays and Sundays in particular can be impacted by this. 

Registration Steps

Check age categories:

The FFGym (French Gymnastics Federation) rules divide groups by age and year of birth as follows:

Chart for the 2024-2025 season:

GAF = women’s artistic gymnastics 

GAM = men’s artistic gymnastics 

GR = rhythmic gymnastics   

Babygym is for children under the age of 6 

FSG = Free Style Gym (Tricks, Trampoline, Parkour)

Please note that classes are offered in three different locations so be sure to note which location you are registering for.  Most classes are held at our main location which is the Huyghens gymnasium in Paris 14th.  The Free Style Gym class – Thursday Tricks is held at the Lacretelle gymnasium in Paris 15th and a limited number of GAF classes are held at the Ecole Alsacienne in the 6th. 

The competition groups are only open to gymnasts who have been recommended for these groups by our coaches or after having passed a test if coming from another gymnastics club or country.

The pre-competition groups are open to all and meet twice a week. Recreational groups train once a week. Please note that certain classes, especially on Saturdays and Sundays, may be canceled due to competitions being held at the gym.