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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.

Prices from £520pp

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7 days/4 nights Price from £520 pp

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
  Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
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

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

The trip was again a huge success with the coach speaking very good English and having a tremendous rapport with the boys. Our rep was superb. He was a very nice guy, the boys absolutely loved him and he again built a great rapport with the boys. I would definitely recommend the trip to others looking for a superb footballing opportunity. – Brighton College

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Domaine du Pignada

Domaine du Pignada Anglet offers 106 rooms including doubles, triples, family and dorm rooms. Some of the rooms are ensuite, whilst others have shared facilities. Groups will normally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with group leaders in twins or singles. Rooms are spacious and cater well for groups of all ages. The centre has an on-site restaurant which can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner and caters well to specific dietary requirements. Set in a 4 hectare park,Domaine du Pignada has a 25m pool, a junior football court and can arrange a variety of other activities locally, including surfing, mountain-biking and rafting.

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