France Discus show Arvert 2014


France Discus Show Arvert 2014

Discover here the reportage of the France Discus Show 2014

The 5 and 6 April 2014 will be held the 3rd edition of the France discus show which will take place in the South West of the France.

It is the city of’Arvert in Charente Maritime, which will host this event in a weekend dedicated to the Aquarist hobby…

Arvert receive the championship 2014 for the 3rd edition

Arvert is a city of 3000 people located in the South West of the France in the Charentes-Maritimes Department. This city is near Royan (Less than 15 km), less than 50 km of La Rochelle (And its famous aquarium…) but also to 100 km from Bordeaux.

On the edge of the oyster culture area of Marenne Oléron, Mecca refining oysters "Marenne Oléron" this place attracted by its varied landscapes.

Ideal for nature lovers, walks, and photos!


Arvert Charente Maritime France

For those who would be a little less interested by the lengthy discussions between discus lovers is located nearby the "la Palmyre" Zoo (Ideal for childrens).

For ladies, she will be able to find their happiness in the streets of the beautiful City of La Rochelle

Sometimes you need to find compromises, and there is no doubt that the region will offer a good number of possibilities!


Enlarge the plan


Organisation of the French Discus Show 2014

Three associations gather to create an event of great scale. SODA (South West Discus Amateur), AQUA17 and the Aquario Club Atlantic 17 will offer to visitors the France Discus championship but also an aquarist stock exchange, conferences and exhibitions/sales of fishs and invertebrates for aquariums.

SODA, the association of lovers of discus will to organize for the 3 nd time already the contest dedicated to the discus.


Organisation France discus show Organisation France discus show

Organisation France discus show Organisation France discus show

Organisation France discus show Organisation France discus show


The France Discus Show who hosted in previous editions Switzerland, Brazilian or Spanish participants will be keen to continue its progression.

Let's go back a few years back with these few pictures…


Photo Red spotted snakeskin France discus show Arvert 2011 Discus Turquoise France discus show Arvert 2011

France Discus Show 2011

Solid brown snakeskin France discus show Arvert 2011 Wild France discus show Arvert 2011

France Discus Show 2011

Photo turquoise France discus show Arvert 2011 Solid brown snakeskin France discus show Arvert 2011

France Discus Discus show 2011

Discus Solid brown snakeskin france discus show Arvert 2011

This year, the France Discus Show will host up to 100 Discus in aquariums specifically dedicated to the fish of the contest.

The fishes will have filtered and heated individual aquariums. This in order that participants can begin to Acclimate their fish from Friday 4 April.

It is from Saturday that the public will be able to discover the multitude of discus coming from various horizons. A Saturday not to be missed because it will be placed under the sign of the discus with the prize giving, conferences and video, a dinner with passionates and still many other things!


The French Discus Show 2014

Once acclimated, This is a panel of 6 judges who will have the heavy responsability to elect the most beautiful discus of contest.

This year, I am pleased to join this panel and I hope see you many in Arvert with why not your fishes.

Judging during a Discus Show in France will be for me a real pleasure.

The first three in each category will be awarded with a trophy created for the occasion and product from SERA the German brand partner of the event.

For this edition 2014 the judges will be gentlemen David Bailly, Dominique Jelhaye, Alain Joris, Marc Vermessen, Franck Straumann and myself. With responsible for the jury M. Xavier Jeanmaire.


Blue diamond France Discus Show 2010

A superb blue diamond from edition 2010

Turquoise France Discus Show 2010 Red spotted snakeskin France Discus Show 2010

Some pictures of the first edition of French discus championship

France Discus Show 2010


Professionals of the universe of discus are expected as many amateur breeders.

An important thing is to emphasize in this contest and not the least: The election of the best from amateur discus farms.

This is quite rare to be noted!

This approach is very attractive and will allow amateur breeders of discus to be rewarded for their work.

The aim here is to encourage amateurs to participate in the Discus Show.

The three best fishes from french amateur breeders will receive prices from SODA… And if one of them was swimming in your aquarium? 😉

To access the French discus championship 2€ will be asked for the two days of the event.


Registration and rules:

Registration France Discus Show 2014 (FR)

Registration France Discus Show 2014 (FR)

Rules France Discus Show 2014 (Eng)

Commitment France Discus Show 2014 (Eng)


Documents being returned to the SODA association. Address on simple request via the contact page at the bottom of article: « Contact Yann Hoiret »


Programme of the weekend

The programme will be update, but to allow everyone to organize, Here's how to run the French discus championship 2014.


Friday 4 April 2014:

This day is dedicated to the reception of discus for the contest. The participants will be able to Acclimate their discus from 10 H to 16 H.

18h will take place the first judgments.


Saturday 5 April:

Early in the morning, judges will control their judgments in order to give every chance to fish in contest.

The room will be open to the public at 10: 00 in the morning and everyone can enjoy all the discus of contest.

The trophies will be awarded to the winners in early afternoon.

2 lectures will be given in late afternoon. (The discus in their natural habitat / The discus in Asia)

Around 18 H / 18 h 30 the area will close its doors in order to leave room for the dinner.

In the evening, a dinner among discus lovers will be proposed. You will need to reserve your place in advance.


Sunday 6 April:

Opening of the room at 10h.

The aquarium fish stock exchange will open its doors. Visitors will have access to the discus of championship, and stock exchange of aquarium fishes raised by many amateur breeders.

Closure of championship at 18h


Go, sleep, eat at the contest

By car:

To get to Arvert 2014, I suggest you follow this link "Go in Arvert by road".

5 H 30 from Paris, 2hours from Bordeaux, 4h30 from Toulouse, 7h from Lyon by car Arvert is rather well served.

For those who want to do carpooling, do not hesitate to let you know here on this page in order to put you in touch with other enthusiasts. This will allow you to limit the cost of road!


By plane:

For those who wish to, you will be able to come by plane.

Indeed La Rochelle airport is served by direct flights from Ajaccio, Lyon, Paris in France; Geneva, Switzerland; London, Bristol, Southampton, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds England; Dublin, Cork, Ireland, The Portugal Porto, and Brussels in Belgium.

I invite you for it to consult the La Rochelle Airport website (Available in English).

It will be also possible to come by the French railway company, the SNCF.


To stay, to restore:

To stay close to the event, You can consult the website of the office of tourism of Arvert. (Only in french)

Website could help you too.

On It is also possible to book a hotel.


Here are some hotel located nearby:

Hotel Étaules (17) located at 2.28 km to Arvert
Hotel Les Mathes (17) located at 2.95 km to Arvert
Hotel La Tremblade (17) located at 3.53 km to Arvert
Hotel Chaillevette (17) located at 5.38 km to Arvert
Hotel St. Augustine (17) located at 5.68 km to Arvert


Of course, You can find anything to eat at the place of the competition, and don't forget the evening dinner Saturday night.

For all reservations and contacts, You can go on the page of the association SODA by clicking on the poster of championship.

France discus show 2014

Informations / contacts

Pleasure to meet you there in Arvert.

Credit photos SODA, Dorian Thieule and Christian Evin. Thank you for your contributions! 😉

Discover here the reportage of the France Discus Show 2014


About Author

Discus Breeder and Discus columnist, Yann Hoiret share on the website Fanatik-Discus his experience and passion for the King of aquariums. From 2014 He worked as a writer for the french magazine "AquaMag", the German magazines "Discus Live" and "Discus yearbook". He participated as an international judge in France Discus show 2014 and 2016 in Arvert, au Greek Discus Show 2014 in Athens, Discus Show in Paris Grigny 2015, 2017 and 2019, au FIDO concurso 2016, 2017 and 2018 Spain, au Nordic Discus Show 2018 Sweden, au France Discus Show 2018 Cognac, Discusvrienden the discus competition 2018 and 2019 Netherlands.


  1. Gerard (discus28) on

    Thank you for this very comprehensive article Yann, Let me get your link to other websites in order to promote our event.

    Member SODA

  2. Yann Hoiret on


    Welcome! 🙂
    Pleasure to see you there!

    Yann 😉

  3. Very beautiful report, for the 3rd competition of discus, We are waiting for you.
    Also be aware that Sunday our club, the "club aqua 17 "Organizes its 11th scholarship fish.
    you are all welcome in our beautiful city of ARVERT.

  4. Yann Hoiret on

    Hello Mireille,

    Thank you and happy that this advert forbid 😉
    With 3 associations for this event, There is no doubt that aquaristic talks will be long !

    Take care!
    Yann 🙂

  5. Who look for a carpool ???
    I'm on not far from Avignon Vaucluse

  6. Yann Hoiret on

    Good evening,
    I follow your request, and you communicate the answers I could have by mail.
    Yann 😉

  7. Frédéric on

    I am looking for a carpool to the departure of Redon (35) or in the surrounding area.
    weekend possible.
    Thank you

  8. Hello,

    Congratulations for this very complete article.
    Do you know if there will be lists that will be broadcast on the fish that will be for sale at the stock exchange (variety, age, size, Etc…)


  9. Yann Hoiret on

    Hello Tomy,

    Thank you for your comment. 🙂
    So far I could not answer you…
    I'll contact the organizers to see this.

    Yann 🙂

  10. Hello,
    If it is for the stock exchange day on Sunday, at the moment it is too early, registrations just start.
    as for the discus, This isn't the aqua club 17 dealing with, It is the sodaclub.

  11. Hello,

    I'm also looking for a carpool to the departure of Annecy , Geneva ….
    For the whole weekend if there are some interrested.
    Thank you Yann to deal with relationship layouts , excellent show solidarity 😉

  12. Yann Hoiret on

    Hello Sebastian,

    It is noted! I think that many people will manifest themself in the last weeks…
    For my part, I'll also point me to carpool. I would be departing from Annecy with up 3 places to propose. I'm off for the weekend early Friday morning for a return Sunday.
    If you want I can reserve you a place. I send you a mail at the address I received.
    For information, in collaboration with the forum "Discus Attitude" (Link in the "links" section of Fanatik-Discus) a section was opened to group the carpools for each region…
    No more an excuse for not coming! 😉

    Yann 🙂

  13. OK for me, Thanks yann , Sorry for my late reply . I confirm that to you by email 😉

  14. Hello Yann,
    I would be there, Finally we will meet.
    I'm hurry to be 1st Week End of April, Let's have fun!!!
    Bizette Gilles

  15. Hello,

    Congratulations for this beautiful article that just make me want to come.
    For our part, We will be present as a co-organizer club.

    See you soon
    With discus love

    Domi and Guy
    Aquarioclub Atlantic 17

  16. Yann Hoiret on

    Good evening Domi,

    Thank you, It was a pleasure… and this year I'm going to take some pictures of the "France Discus Show" 🙂

    I hope this article will be given the desire of many people to come!
    You know have to be on top condition Domi and Guy!!! because there will have many people!!! 😉

    Bravo to you, take care of such organization is a courageous thing… Arvert will become the French capital of the discus for a weekend… Bravo!

    Pleased to meet there.
    Yann 🙂

  17. good evening to you all!

    If you come to compete, on Saturday evening the aqua17 club is organizing a gala dinner.
    The meal is €15, but there are a limited number of places, so if you think to come, tell me how many you will be and send me a cheque for the amount of the order to the aqua17 club.

    the address:
    Club Aqua17
    Mireille Garreau
    10 Rue du Château d'Eau
    17530 Arvert

    Thank you!

  18. Nandai28 on

    We plan to leave on Saturday morning about 0800 (departure from La Loupe 28240)
    We have a vehicle of 8 places so if people are interested, still us 5 places. Thank you in advance for your answers.

  19. Stephanie (alias stefdemonac) on

    Thanks Yann for this really good article submitted!
    For me this will be my first participation in this organization, but it will be a nice experience!
    Hope to see lots of world famous weekend of 05 and 06 April!

    PS: Yann I served out of your link to give more info on this weekend!

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