Hockey Tours to France
Our school hockey tours to France are an affordable option for touring teams. With excellent transport links to the UK, our hockey tours to France can be experienced by coach, air or Eurostar.
In close proximity to our European HQ in the Basque Country, destinations Bayonne and Biarritz are extremely popular for our hockey players alongside Bordeaux. 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 commute the short distance to sunny San Sebastian to get the full Basque region benefit. Enjoy games in Bilbao and San Sebastian as part of a unique twin-country
For those wanting something a little busier, France has a boasting capital that surpasses any other city for tourists. Paris offers an incredible array of sights, sounds and sporting theatres to fit into your school hockey sports tour itinerary. Prepare for friendly fixtures with a sporting sightseeing schedule that includes Roland Garros’ Tenniseum, a guided tour of the Stade de France or even the magnanimous Parc de Princes home to Paris St Germain (PSG).
Aside from the amazing sporting culture in France, visit Paris’ many world-famous buildings and monuments like the Sacre Cœur, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower – and going to look at them won’t cost a penny! The multitude of restaurants, bars, festivals, museums and galleries offer plenty of options to fill your time between hockey matches – satisfying even the fussiest of the group.
Where to stay in France?
We travel the world to find the right hotels for our touring groups. Here is our recommended property that is audited to UK regulatory standards.
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 hockey 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 hockey matches exploring Paris. Some excursions that we would recommend are:
- Montparnasse Tower
- Bateaux Mouches Sightseeing Cruise
- DisneyLand Paris
- Stade de France tour
- Roland Garros Tenniseum
France hockey tour season?
- August pre-season
- October half term
- February half term
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.
Read more about our previous groups that travelled to France on their Hockey sports tours:
Rugby School: 2018 Hockey Tour to France and Spain
Rydal Penrhos School: 2018 Hockey Tour to France and Spain
Find out more about other tours to France
The Intern goes to Paris
The Basque Country from a Local (in a nutshell!)
Get in touch with us to chat about how France would make the perfect destination for your next school hockey trip or hockey team tour.