A rugby development tour with Inspiresport is unique, with the chance to train and play at the same venues as the professionals at top European Clubs. At Stade Francais, our groups will receive training from full time club coaches, the opportunity to watch a team training session (subject to match and training schedules) and receive a behind the scenes tour of their new impressive home Stade Jean-Bouin, or the famous Stade de France. With easy access by coach and ferry from the UK, Stade Francais remains one of our more popular rugby club destinations for schools and clubs.
``Thankyou to inspiresport for making Pembroke Under 10s first tour such a memorable experience!``
Pembroke RFC U10s
``A thoroughly enjoyable experience for both students and staff. It was great for the students to see what they can aspire to and how professional clubs are run behind the scenes. We will definitely be back!``
Chris Sinclair, Teacher, South Hunsley School
Your Stade Francais Rugby Tour Includes
Club Training Facilities
Stade Francais are one of the most successful clubs in France, having won the French title 13 times, the French cup once, and twice runners up of the European Cup competition. The club have recently been known for their extravagant playing kits, wearing pink shirts for the last few seasons. With many well-known French and international faces in the game pulling on the shirt, the colourful image is now a part of the fabric of the club. Notable former players include Felipe Contepomi, James Haskell, George Smith, Brian Lima, and Mathieu Bastareaud.
Stade play their home games in the 12,000 capacity Stade Jean-Bouin, which is right next to the famous Parc des Princes, which along with the Stade de France has been used for big European cup matches. The club has a large fan base, often selling out home and away matches on a regular basis.
Club Training Facilities
Coaching sessions are held at various venues across Paris, depending on availability. This includes the Haras Lupij, the Hippodrome in central Paris and the CDFAS Centre. The latter is only 20 minutes from the centre of Paris, this complex includes top class sport facilities, accommodation and amenities all on one site. The facilities include: 200m running track, multi-purpose sports hall, grass pitches, gymnastics complex and climbing centre.
The climate in Toulon is excellent and has the highest number of sunshine days in France, primarily because of the mountains to the north of the city.
As your tour is tailored to suit every requirement for your group, we offer a range of optional excursions to add value to your tour and maintain a fully packed schedule throughout. Although not exclusively, here’s a taster of some of the excursions we can provide for you subject to availability…
Cool down with an optional excursion to a local water park - fun for everyone to fill your downtime on tour.
Theme Parks are a great way to entertain your groups when they are not training or playing.
Explore your surroundings with an educational city tour.
We can arrange evening entertainment with local opportunities such as bowling.