Demolished in June 2018 to allow the redesign of the AS Monaco training center in La Turbie (now known as the “AS Monaco Performance Center”, editor’s note), the town’s shooting range has been relocated to… Peille, in one of the hairpin bends on the Mont-Agel road. The 200 members of the shooting section of the Turbiasque Sports and Cultural Association (ASCT) will invest in the coming weeks in the brand new compliant building on this land area, purchased by the Société immobilière domaniale (SCI) – in other words the Domains of Monaco – at the town hall of Peille.
“In the emphyteutic lease of the turbiasque land, signed with the SCI which sub-leases it to AS Monaco, the latter undertook to rebuild the shooting range on the same site, recalls Jean-Jacques Raffaele, mayor of La Turbie. For technical reasons, this was not possible, hence the decision to relocate this communal public facility to Peille. The new site will be disproportionate to the old one.
Work entirely financed by AS Monaco
The work was entirely financed by AS Monaco.
“The capacity will be the same as before with 20 firing points for the 10-meter compressed air, 10 slots for the 25-meter shot and 8 for the 50-meter one. The difference is that everything is new and that the view is exceptional, Satisfied Robert Bossolini, president of the shooting section of the ASCT. VSt will be an exciting place for shooters who, since 2018, have moved to French clubs as well as to the Monaco Rifle stand. In order not to lose the authorization to possess a weapon, they had shooting obligations.
A few administrative steps remain
There are now several administrative steps to go through before the shooting range is operational.
This Monday evening, the municipal council of La Turbie authorized Jean-Jacques Raffaele to sign the deed of transfer of the shooting range. The sale, by the SCI in La Turbie, will be for the symbolic euro.
Once this document has been signed, the municipality will make the premises available, Going through a convention, at the shooting section of the ASCT. “Finally, it will be necessary to obtain approval from the French shooting federation. There are still reservations that have not been lifted to date at the 50-meter shooting range”, found Robert Bossolini.