Football tours to France
Our football tours to France are an incredible opportunity for your team to play in various locations across the country. France is the only national team in Europe that have won the three most important men’s titles recognised by FIFA: The World Cup, the Confederations Cup, and the Olympic tournament – need I say more to convince you?
The excellent transport links to the UK, football tours to France can be experienced by coach, air or Eurostar.
With a new international office hosted in The Basque County, destinations: Bayonne and Biarritz are extremely popular for our football players. Perfect for pre-season fixtures and training, relaxing on Ilbarritz beach, a chance to attend surfing lessons and embrace the historic culture; this trip also offers the opportunity to trek over to sunny San Sebastian to get the full Basque region benefit.
For those wanting something a little busier, France has a boasting capital that surpasses any other city for tourists; Paris. Offering an incredible array of sights, sounds, food and sporting theatres to fit into your football sports tour itinerary. Paris’ reputation as the city of love certainly encompasses a love for the beautiful game. Football tours to France feature friendly fixtures against future stars of the sport the Paris Saint-Germain Academy, recognised by the French Football Federation as one of the best in the country. Be trained by the PSG Academy coaching team, tour around the facilities, lunch and engage in a Q&A session with staff at arguably the world’s richest football club.
Where to stay in France?
We offer football tours in various locations: Paris, The Basque Country, Lille, Bordeaux, Perpignan and Toulouse. Here is flavour of our hand-picked accommodation that is audited to UK regulatory standards near to and in destination, Paris and The Basque County, respectively.
For more information about where to stay in Lille, Bordeaux, Perpignan and Toulouse, hit the enquire button down below.
Campanile Le Blanc Mesnil
This minimalistic Parisian chic hotel is located 30-minutes via coach from Central Paris. Giving amazing opportunity to venture out to into the city between matches. Quick access to the Peripherique, Stade de France, the airport and a nearby shopping mall; Campanile Le Blanc Mesnil Hotel’s location is nothing short of perfect for a visiting football tour.
With free WIFI, a restaurant that caters for all individual needs, chill out bar, satellite TV in each room and free private parking. All essential guest facilities in Hotel Campanile are covered for your trip to Paris.
Located only 20 minutes’ walk from Biarritz’s marvellous beaches, the FUAJ is part of the Hostelling International chain and famous for its laid back atmosphere and welcome to touring groups. A bar/café area with projector and big screen offers evening entertainment whilst the nearby forests that surround a lake make for scenic training runs.
Our personal favourite facility is the fully equipped private rooms with video projectors and sound equipment that can be hired out for match analysis, the FUAJ Hostel is the perfect place for your next football trip to The Basque County.
Breakfast is served as standard with meals taken either at the accommodation or at adjacent restaurants or bakeries.Renowned for their competitive nature on the field and warm welcome off the pitch, enjoy a tour to this fantastic region where the relaxed way of life provides the perfect foil for a set of sporting encounters that will provide lasting memories.
What to do in France?
Fill your free time between football matches exploring France. Some excursions that we would recommend are:
- Montparnasse Tower
- Bateaux Mouches Sightseeing Cruise
- DisneyLand Paris
- Stade de France tour
- Roland Garros Tenniseum
When to visit France?
The best time to visit France for your school football trip or football team tour runs alongside ligue 1 and ligue 2, the official top two divisions of French football. Seasons occurs from September to May ideal for October, February, Easter and May half terms.
When it comes to France it’s most certainly no stranger to most of us here at MSG Tours. Check out a range of our blogs below for our personal recommendations.
The Basque Country from a Local (in a nutshell!)
Find out where previous groups travelled to on their football sports tours:
Helsby High School: Netball and Girls’ Football Tour to Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Dinnington High School: Multi-Sports Tour to Canada and the USA
Whitmore School: Gothia Cup in Sweden Case Study
View other past football tours here.
Get in touch with us to chat about how France would make the perfect destination for your next school football trip or football team tour.