School Sports tours to France

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Just a short hop across the Channel is a world of sporting opportunities just waiting to be discovered. Head into Paris for professional football coaching with Paris Saint-Germain, head to the spectacular Dordogne for a watersports adventure, or make for the south where rugby is king.

France is a country that’s passionate about sport. Le foot (football) is the most popular sport here and top clubs like Paris Saint-Germain enjoy a dedicated following. But the south is all about the rugby, particularly in the Pays Basque and Catalonia. France is also a great option for a school sports tour to bring everyone out of their shell, whether it’s an outdoor activity trip to the Opal Coast or a watersports tour to the southwest.

School Watersports Tour to South of France

The South of France is well known for the incredible opportunities it offers for watersports enthusiasts 


School Preseason Rugby Tour to the South of France

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


School Rugby Tour to the South of France

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


School Pro Training Football Tour to Paris Saint-Germain

You'll also have the opportunity to add match tickets, to see the stars in action. A guided tour around the Parc des Princes or Stade de France stadium to


School Football Tour to Paris

Paris also plays host to the national team’s home matches, at the impressive Stade de France. Originally built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup, which the hosts won, the 


School Pro Training Rugby Tour to Paris

Paris was key in the development of French rugby, with the country’s first rugby championship a battle between Stade Français and Racing Club de France (as Racing


School Multisport Tour to Paris

Your rugby players could train with Racing 92, who boast one of the best training facilities in the northern hemisphere. And your footballers could train with Paris Saint-Germain, learning new skills from the club’s own academy coaches.


Outdoor Activity School Trip to Paris

Enjoy the ultimate outdoor adventure just a stone's throw from all the attractions of Paris - you could even include a day in Disneyland® Paris!


School Rugby Tour to Paris

Your team will pit their skills against local opposition, giving them some really useful competitive experience. Ahead of their fixtures, why not take up the opportunity to enjoy a training session


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Extra Activities

Excursion to Dune du Pyla

The Dune du Pyla is the tallest sand dune in Europe, and is a unique landscape in the Arcachon Bay area. You and your group can enjoy a half-day excursion from Bordeaux by coach, accompanied by a guide from the language school.

Miroir d'Eau

The Miroir d'Eau, or Water Mirror, is one of the most symbolic attractions in Bordeaux and is widely photographed and visited by tourists and locals alike. Located across from Place de la Bourse the mirror is formed from a large granite slab, which has a constant and rhythmic flow of water that creates both a mirror effect and a 2m high fog effect.

Stade d'Eaux Vives Pau Béarn Pyrénées

This fantastic watersports facility offers the opportunity to try a number of activities from rafting, to stand up paddle boarding and even canyoning.

Hossegor Beach

Hossegor is very popular with surfers thanks to the incredible waves here. Enjoy the warm, golden sand, or try your hand at surfing in this beautiful corner of Southern France.

Watch a Professional Rugby Fixture - Section Paloise

Watch local side Section Paloise in an exciting Top 14 match. This inspiring activity is not to be missed during your school rugby tour to the South of France.

Watch a Professional Rugby Fixture - Biarritz

With Biarritz Olympique playing at the Parc des Sports Aguiléra just outside of central Biarritz and Aviron Bayonnais in Bayonne less than 30 mins away by coach, this region offers great opportunities to watch a professional rugby fixture. Bayonne will be competing within the top 14, whilst Biarritz will be looking to bounce back up out of the Pro D2 and into a top 14 spot in the 14/15 season.

Surfing Lessons

This is a great destination for sporty types, nestled as it is between the sea and the mountains. Whilst you’re here, make the most of the opportunity to learn to surf in one of France’s best-known surf spots!

Banzai Paintball

Who doesn’t love paintballing? A great team-building exercise, paintballing may not be a relaxing activity, but it’s great fun, especially for active, sporty groups!

White Water Rafting

Team full of adrenaline junkies? Why not try your hand at white water rafting?

Via Ferrata

Try your hand at a via ferrata – the original high ropes adventure. You’ll be safely attached to the course via a harness and ropes. Your group will enjoy an active half day filled with the spectacular views that used to be reserved for the birds!

Downhill Scooters

Already been mountain biking? Why not try downhill scooters? These scooters have been specially designed for riding down mountains and are great fun.

Planète Chocolat

Chocolate tends to be a universal passion, so adding a visit to the Chocolate Museum in Biarritz is likely to make you very popular with your team! You’ll be welcomed with a chocolate and will enjoy a traditional hot chocolate before leaving.

City of the Ocean

Whilst on France’s beautiful Atlantic coast, why not stop by Biarritz’s City of the Ocean, to find out everything you ever wanted to know about the sea?


Canyoning is an exciting and adventurous sport. Dressed in wetsuits your students will follow the course of a canyon or gorge downstream; swimming, wading, sliding and jumping.

Stade de France

Located in St Denis (just north of Paris) there are two types of tours possible at this magnificent new stadium

Eiffel Tower

The instantly recognisable symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, can be seen from almost any point in the city, and

Parc Astérix

Opened in 1989, Parc Astérix is a giant theme park based on the adventures of the popular cartoon character, Astérix.

Avenue des Champs-Elysées

The Champs-Élysées is the most prestigious avenue in Paris, its cinemas, cafés and luxury shops make it one of themost

Paris Guides

Paris, the City of Lights, has several famous sites from historical monuments to museums, as well as the famous shopping and restaurants. We offer guides services in Paris for tailor-made tours which means you can choose what you want to see according to your groups' preferences and educational needs.

Disneyland® Paris

A school trip to Disneyland® Paris is sure to be an unforgettable experience for your students. A magical setting for

Paris Saint-Germain Match Tickets

Give your team the opportunity to see some of their footballing idols in action with tickets to a Paris Saint-Germain match!

L'Open Tour Paris

See all the sights of beautiful Paris on this open-top bus tour!

Racing 92 Insider Tour & Q&A Session

See a side of Racing 92 that is usually reserved for the club’s inner circle on an insider tour of the team’s facilities. You may also have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with some of the club’s English-speaking players.

Watch a Professional Rugby Fixture- Paris

Watch Top 14 side Racing 92 play at home, at the Stade Yves Du Manoir just outside of central Paris.

Professional Rugby Coaching

Experience the life of a professional rugby player by enjoying a training session with Racing 92. Train at their unparalleled facilities with their academy coaches and learn what it takes to play at the top level.

Sumo Fight Paris

A hilarious test of strength and willpower for your students!

Tug of War Paris

Enjoy this classic teamwork game!

Bungee Duel Paris

The ultimate challenge of strength!

Outdoor Laser Tag Paris

Enjoy this adrenaline-fuelled activity in the forest!

Outdoor Escape Room Paris

Can your group solve the druid's riddles and escape the forest?

High Ropes Course Paris

Enjoy a tree top adventure in a forest just outside of Paris!

Watch a Professional Rugby League Fixture - Catalan Dragons

Watch the Catalan Dragons, the only Super League club outside of England, in action at their home ground, the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Professional Rugby League Coaching - Catalan Dragons

Train with Catalan Dragons' own youth coaches and watch your team be inspired!


Stand up paddleboarding is growing in popularity and now's your chance to give it a go on the beautiful Pyrenean coast!

Opalaventure High Ropes Course

If you have a group of thrill seekers, make sure you include a visit to the Opalaventure High Ropes Course, where you'll enjoy a treetop adventure your students will never forget!

Étaples Military Cemetery

Visit the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in France!

Église Notre-Dame de Calais

Visit this beautiful church in Calais where your students can learn more about the shared history of England and France!

Sand Yachting Opal Coast

Try your hand at sand yachting on the coastline where it was born!

Boulogne Old Town

Enjoy a self-guided walk around the old part of Boulogne, to get a feel for the traditions and culture of Boulogne.

Le Boulanger de Lévis

Visit this modern French bakery to learn more about how bread and pastry are made in France!

Kayaking on Lake Sechemailles

Take to the waters of Lake Sechemailles to try kayaking.

Canadian Canoeing on Lake Sechemailles

Climb aboard and have a go at canoeing.  Read More

Dordogne River Adventure

Enjoy an unforgettable day in and around the Dordogne River!

Chateau Val High Ropes

Take to the treetops for incredible views of a fairytale chateau. 

Standup Paddleboarding on Lake Sechemailles

Try your hand at this increasingly popular activity.  Read More

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