Pre-Season Training: Brive, France

Enjoy hi-tech training facilities and tailor-made, nutritional cooking, take a team-bonding day trip canoeing down the Dordogne river & watch Top 14 club Brive play at home




The Itinerary: Thursday to Monday

Upon arrival in Brive after a journey by train led by one of our representatives you will check-in to the players’ accommodation, Le Chene Vert, and Le Collonges for coaching staff, where you will spend 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

Over the next few days there will be twice daily training sessions planned depending upon the teams aims and requirements. Most meals will be had in the hotel, meaning that a highly nutritional menu can be pre-planned, allowing coaches to maximise recovery and performance of their players. Furthermore, a pre-season friendly can be organised against a local club, the touring party can enjoy a trip to the Amédée-Domenech stadium to watch Top 14 club Brive in action. There will also be a day-trip canoeing 19-km down the picturesque Dordogne River, with a BBQ at the end of the trip.




Info: Training Facilities & Brive

The hotel itelf has an excellent chef and kitchen facilities to host a large touring party, tailoring the menu to guests’ requirements. With regard to training, the team will be able to use the facilities of a local club, with an excellent, modern gym, pitches and outdoor trainings area. The use of the hotel pool can also be used for a light training/recovery session. A coach will be available twice daily to transport the team to training and back.

Brive makes a convenient base for exploring some of the most spectacular countryside in France, with picturesque towns and villages such as Turenne and Collonges-la-Rouge a short drive away. You also have easy access to the Dordogne valley (where we shall canoe), the Haute-Correze forests and the spectacular plunging waterfalls at Gimel-les-Cascades. The town itself is known for its professional rugby team. However, the restored church of St-Martin is interesting, as well as the 13th century, turreted houses that surround it. One of the most impressive is Hotel de Labenche, which is now home to Brive’s museum.

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