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Great short-haul destination
Reasonably priced
Competitive fixtures for many sports


Our closest neighbour and a country filled with contrast, a sports tour to France can offer the perfect short-haul tour at a reasonable cost.

Take the school minibus or coach across on the ferry and base yourselves near to the cities of Lille or Arras or venture further afield, travel by Eurostar and enjoy a sports tour in Paris.

All three destinations offer training bases with lots of facilities on site as well as competitive fixtures for rugby, hockey, football, tennis & swimming. Tours can include tickets to see professional games, tours around the famous stadia & of course a day at Disneyland Paris!

Further south we work with a superb rugby/netball training centre in the Correze and also can put on a hotel based tour in the south-west of France – in the heart of rugby country – with you staying in Toulouse, Perpignan or Bordeaux. This can be combined with a stay in northern Spain and make for a strong and competitive tour in a great climate.

Indeed the concept of touring in France should not be overlooked. The variety in landscape and culture makes each day different and as you travel through the regions – from the Loire to the Alps, Alsace to the Cote d’Azur, sightseeing & landscape differ dramatically. With the language element to consider too – you can provide a very rounded touring experience with a dash of french, geography and history all adding to the Gaelic flair of your tour.

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We had the time of our lives. Can I again express my eternal gratitude for the work and personal care that we experienced. I so loved meeting Joanna and Rachel and the fact that you came to our games is a wonderful testament to the quality of the work that you do. As long as I am with SMMC we will always travel with you on our tours to the UK.
St Margarets College Australia Netball Tour to France

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Once agreed, prices are guaranteed and we eliminate all exchange rate risk. Only airline prices (over 12 months away) or taxes may vary.

You can relax in the knowledge that your tour is in the hands of experienced staff who meticulously ensure that all elements of the tour run smoothly. Safety checks are carried out on all suppliers and assistance given with risk assessment.

Living With The Lions Sports Travel is fully ATOL bonded ensuring that all our air holiday packages are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad.

We spend a great deal of time and effort selecting good quality suppliers to ensure your tour surpasses expectation. We do not cut corners and work closely with our ground agents all over the world to ensure that you are fully supported at all stages of the tour.

Your own Living With The Lions contact handles all aspects of your tour – initial meetings, quotations, presentations, operations and on-tour support. As a small team we can make quick decisions and pride ourselves on providing a fast & personalised response any queries you may have. We are willing to do things differently if you prefer and are happy to consider any new ideas.

Each of our team members has gained valuable experience at respected companies. Joanna at Gullivers for 8 years, Carrie with Bundu Bashers in South Africa for 10 years and then Edwin Doran for 3 yrs and John has been organising music tours overseas for the last 22 years. As a keen sportsman himself, our MD Patrick Arnold is actively involved in the schools department and loves to get involved at all levels of organisation and implementation.

Over the years we have built up long lasting relationships with our hosts and ground agents overseas. Their ability to arrange access to top class venues and meet ex-internationals, arrange competitive fixtures, organise musical concerts and provide the all-important local knowledge, makes them invaluable to the touring process. Their support, when faced with the unexpected, also gives you peace of mind knowing that you will be well looked after throughout the tour.

With each tour that we create, new ideas and experiences are added. We can include anything you like – from a basic weekend away through to elephant polo in front of the Taj Mahal. The service you receive from Living With The Lions is bespoke and tailored to your team. You chose your own tour merchandise, sightseeing experiences, music repertoire and standard of opponent. We ensure it all gels together and that every detail has been thought through.


Do not hesitate to give us a call. Our expert team are happy to assist you.