Ecotourism special

Between matches enjoy authentic nature breaks in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in Bordeaux, Bassin d’Arcachon, in Agen - the authentic heart of the Lot-et-Garonne or on the ocean side, in La Rochelle near the islands of Ré and Oléron


By train : 

Toulouse - Agen : 1hrs10
Agen - Bordeaux : 1hr
Bordeaux - La Rochelle : 2hrs30
Bordeaux - Arcachon : 50 mins
La Rochelle - Nantes : 1hrs45

By car : 

Toulouse - Bordeaux : 2hrs40
Bordeaux - Nantes : 3hrs30


Agen is a land of contrasts and the beating heart of the Lot-et-Garonne, 1 hour from Bordeaux. 


Agen is an ancient port on the Garonne that's a small, friendly, foodie and fascinating town! It's famous for being the capital of prunes. 

The Garonne and its UNESCO canal are the perfect places for a refreshing break.


Unmissable : get out of the town centre and visit the locals' pride and joy: Agen's canal bridge. It spans the majestic Garonne and is one of the biggest in Europe! 

Walk or ride over the canal bridge, visit the Jacobins Church or the Fine Arts Museum.


Experiences : soak up the great outdoors with activities at Passeligne Nature Park or climb the Ermitage hillside for views of the old town.


At 1 hour from Agen, Bordeaux will dazzle you with its busy terraces and leafy streets along the Garonne River.


Unmissable : take a walk in the many parks, the city's green lungs. Experience the Darwin ecosystem, an alternative cultural and sustainable site on the right bank in Bordeaux.


Experiences : learn how history has bound Bordeaux to its river at the Musée Mer Marine. Soak up the magic of Bordeaux's parks and botanical gardens


La Rochelle is a seaside haven within 2 hours of Bordeaux.


Unmissable : enjoy the gentle sea breeze as you stroll around the old port and walk or ride to the incredible Les Minimes marina.


Feast your eyes on La Rochelle's towers, relics of naval maritime fortifications, and visit one of the biggest private aquariums in Europe.


Experiences : explore mussel farming villages near the city and look out for migratory birds in Aiguillon Bay, national nature reserve.


Terra Aventura scavenger hunt with the family, ”Head in the Star’z” in Floirac (33), ”The Pearls of Lead” in l'Houmeau (17).


Arcachon Bay (45 min train ride from Bordeaux): go on a guided tour of the "winter town", an excursion with an oyster farmer or a bike ride to the Dune of Pilat.

Book your tour with a naturalist guide at Teich Bird Reserve.


The floral villages on Ile de Ré, heaven for cyclists and a bus ride from La Rochelle.


It's match time!

In Bordeaux, by tram or by bike, head for the Matmut Atlantique stadium or the fan zone on the banks of the Garonne to support your team.


In La Rochelle, rugby atmosphere, at the bar "Aux Vieux Crampons".


Did you know? Base camps of the Rugby World Cup.

In Lormont : Fiji team.

In Libourne : Romania team.

In La Rochelle-Ile de Ré : Georgia team.


Bordeaux : 3* Hôtel Mercure Château Chartrons

La Rochelle : Cosy Hôtels

Bordeaux : La Fine Bouche restaurant 


Bordeaux City Pass 24, 48 or 72 hr.

La Rochelle Océan Pass 2-3 or 7 days.

Canoe ride on the Leyre with a rainforest vibe.

TER train rides to Rochefort, Saintes from La Rochelle.