Get your team ready for the season ahead with a school preseason rugby tour to the South of France! Not only is this a beautiful part of the world, with a deep passion for rugby, it also offers one of the best training complexes in the country.

La Cité Verte in Hagetmau boasts world-class facilities, including an Olympic swimming pool, athletics track, various pitches, a dojo, fitness centre and gymnasium to name just a few. You can also stay on-site, allowing you to focus all your time and energy on training.

Fancy having the entire thing to yourselves, so you can use any of the facilities whenever you want, and crank the music up in the gym? We can arrange this! There are also some great opportunities to take on local opposition should you wish to challenge your team.

Suggested Itinerary (7 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Meet executive coach and depart for the South of France, crossing the Channel at Dover


Stop in Saintes for a training session and lunch

Continue on to training venue

Arrive at training venue

Check in to accommodation

Evening meal and orientation

Light training session and stretches


Training session in sports hall

Light resistance work in pool

Grass pitch training session

Split in to forwards and backs, and rotate between gym and sports hall

Opportunity to watch a Top 14 game


Heavy weight gym session

Backs - work on speed and agility on the athletics track

Forwards - work on lineouts in the sports hall

Grass pitch training session

Dojo (with specialist flooring) for contact skills

Pool for rehab and light resistance work

DVD night in meeting room


Grass pitch training session

Half-day beach excursion

Work on contact skills in dojo

Yoga and stretching in sports hall


Training on grass pitches

Rehab and light resistance work in pool

Work on contact skills in dojo

Final training session on grass pitches

Stretches and yoga in sports hall

Team meeting

Check out of accommodation

Board coach and depart for Calais


Ferry crossing from Calais to Dover

Arrive home

7 days, 4 nights Price from £500 pp
  • 4 nights' full-board accommodation
  • Free access to all facilities incl. pool, gym, pitches, sports hall, athletics track, dojo with specialist flooring and meeting rooms
  • Executive coach hire
  • Training session and meal in France on the way to accommodation
  • Services of a French-speaking tour courier throughout tour
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT



Hossegor Beach

Hossegor Beach

Read More

Hossegor is very popular with surfers thanks to the incredible waves here. Enjoy the warm, golden sand, or try your hand… Read More

Watch a Professional Rugby Fixture - Section Paloise

Watch a Professional Rugby Fixture - Section Paloise

Read More

Watch local side Section Paloise in an exciting Top 14 match. This inspiring activity is not to be missed during your… Read More

Supporting you every step of the way

1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

We'll tailor make your school trip to meet your specific requirements

2 Launching your trip to parents and students

Head to our resources section for FREE promotional materials

3 After you've booked

Your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will work with you on the finer details of your trip

4 While you're away

You'll be able to reach us 24/7 during your trip if you need our help

5 After your trip

Head back to our resources section to continue the learning

Need help?

As a dad, I take great joy in hearing from other parents about how much their children loved our trips! – Dan Morley Sports Sales & Product Manager

Don't take our word for it …

Halsbury is a good, honest and reasonably priced sports tour operator with a wealth of experience. I found Halsbury to be very efficient and professional with outstanding communication from start to finish. I would definitely recommend Halsbury to friends and colleagues. — Newcastle-under-Lyme School , August 2023

Your School Trip is Fully Protected

As a fully-accredited school travel company, booking with Halsbury Travel offers you complete peace of mind. Our accreditations are your guarantee that:

  • Your school trip will be fully financially protected
  • Your group's safety will be prioritised
  • Your trip will be a quality educational experience
Find out more about our accreditations

Safety prioritised

As an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum (STF) we have an effective Safety Management System in place.

As well as reassuring you that your group's safety will be prioritised at all times, this will also help you to meet your due diligence and reduces the amount of External Provider paperwork required.

High quality service

Our Accreditations

We are a Member of ABTA, which means we are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.

Quality educational experiences

The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge is your reassurance that Halsbury Travel is committed to offering LOtC activities that are safe and beneficial to learning.

Financial protection for coach tours

For non-flight packages, the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Halsbury Travel (5493), and in the event of their insolvency. ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Halsbury Travel. 

Financial protection for flight trips

All air tours and flights arranged by us are also **ATOL protected**. Our ATOL number is ATOL 5079. Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom.