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School Rugby Tour to the South of France

Best time to travel: September to May

The beautiful South of France is the heartland of French rugby, making it a great choice of destination for a school rugby tour. You’ll be surrounded by beaches and mountains, so when you’re not playing rugby, you can have your pick of water and adventure sports too!

You’ll play rugby on a pitch that sits in the ruins of a fortress and have the opportunity to watch a professional match, thanks to the two great local teams – Biarritz Olympique or Aviron Bayonnais. These unique sporting experiences will make your school rugby tour truly unforgettable!

Your team will relish the opportunity to take on local opposition that is as passionate about rugby as they are. Your opposition will be of a similar standard, offering you a good challenge and a memorable rugby experience.

Sample Itinerary

7 days/4 nights

Price from £520

Tour price includes:
  • 4 nights' half-board accommodation in the Domaine du Pignada
  • 7 days' exective coach hire (at your disposal throughout tour, subject to legal driver's hours)
  • Return Channel crossing
  • x2 friendly fixtures against local opposition of a similar standard
  • x2 self-led training sessions at a local pitch
  • x1 training session with Biarritz Olympique or Aviron Bayonnais official youth academy coaches
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Travel and medical insurance I.P.T.
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT
 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1  

Board coach and depart school

Ferry from Dover to Calais

Travel overnight through France
Day 2  

Check in to accommodation

Free time to use accommodation facilities and enjoy the beach

Self-led training session to stretch legs after journey
Day 3 Transfer to Biarritz Olympique or Aviron Bayonnais for pro-coaching session with academy coaches First friendly fixture against local team

Watch live rugby action at Biarritz Olympique or Aviron Bayonnais (subject to ticket availability and schedules)

Day 4

Full-day excursion to Bordeaux

Stop at the famous Dune Pilat on way back to accommodation

Second friendly fixture against local team
Day 5 Second self-led training session Surfing lesson on the Basque coast Evening meal at accommodation
Day 6

Check out of accommodation

Board coach for return journey to Calais

  Ferry from Calais to Dover
Day 7 Arrive back at school    
Ajax were such good hosts and made us feel really welcome. The quality of coaching was excellent and the coaches developed a good relationship with both student...

— Notley High School

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