YMCA movement

Centre Azur membership at the YMCA

The Center Azur Association of Sanary-sur-Mer is a member of the National Alliance of the YMCA’s France, recognized as an association of public utility.

Itself is a member of the global YMCA alliance working in 120 countries to build a more just and inclusive world.

The association “Center Azur des Unions Chrétiennes”, declared on February 11, 1976, Article 12 of the National Alliance Statutes as a non-profit lay association under the law of 1 July 1901

The YMCA Mouvement

Founded in 1844, the YMCA is the largest youth movement in the world:

With a consultative seat at the United Nations, they are present in 119 countries, reaching 58 million people.


In France, the National Alliance, recognized by public utility, federates 24 associations.Dedicated to young people and vulnerable adults, they are involved in several areas:


tourism and popular education (tourist accommodation, young stays, international exchanges, discovery classes, etc.).

integration (housing, employment, training and health).


Learn more about the YMCA movement