Weekend Rugby Tour: Biarritz, France

Visit France’s original beach resort town, enjoy surfing lessons at one of Europe’s best surf spots & play local clubs around the beautiful French Basque country

 

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The Itinerary

Upon arrival at Bordeaux Airport you will be met by one of our representatives, who will transfer you by luxury coach to Biarritz Hotel in Biarritz, where you will spend 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis. In the late afternoon there will be a light training session on the beach or surfing, with an optional dinner at Le Surfing in town afterwards.

On Saturday you will have the option of spending the morning at leisure or surfing (optional lessons can be organised by us). In the afternoon you will be transferred by coach to Dax, where you will play a game against Dax RFC. A late lunch will be provided afterwards at the club and there will be a bar open all afternoon. After returning in the early evening you can spend the evening at leisure.

After breakfast on Sunday you will be transferred to Pau, where you will play in a tournament against local teams. Lunch will be provided by the club afterwards. You will return to the hotel in the mid-afternoon and have a few hours at leisure to explore the town or to relax. In the evening the coach will depart for Cidrerie Ttipia, in Bayonne, where you will have your four-course tour dinner, complete with unlimited cider for adults! You will depart the next morning for your return flight home.

 

 

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Info: Le Grand Large Hotel & Biarritz

Le Grand Large Hotel has an outdoor, heated swimming pool, a restaurant overlooking the sea and an elegant bar. The rooms are all very spacious and have a small kitchenette, television and phone. It is also within walking distance of town, the beaches, the casino & Biarritz’s shops.

Biarritz is a large town with several quartiers and is one of the principal resorts on the Côte Basque, and probably the most famous part of the Pays Basque. Biarritz came to fame in the mid 19th Century, when Empress Eugenie (the wife of Napoleon III) fell in love with this part of the Basque country and built a Palace on the beach at Biarritz, bringing with her various European royals and nobles, such as Queen Victoria. However, Biarritz has a lot more than beautiful buildings to offer nowadays. It’s a vibrant cosmopolitan town with magnificent beaches, golf courses, chic bars, an agreeable climate and numerous sporting facilities, not forgetting the surf, which is allegedly the best in Europe.

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