Volleyball in France

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Despite the lack of success from the French men's and women's national team in recent past, the professional leagues in France are still highly competitive. The men's leagues are broken up into two divisions, Pro A and Pro B. There is only one professional women's league which is designated as Pro A. The popularity of beach volleyball is only continuing to grow throughout France along with the rest of Europe.

At the youth and amateur levels, volleyball is continuing to develop. These teams compete in the Coupe de France. There are many professional, amateur, and youth teams scattered all around France including top tourist destinations such as Paris, Montpelier, Lyon, and the French Riviera.

A volleyball tour through France will take you and your squad through all of the highly sought after attractions the country has to offer. Some of these attractions include but are not limited to the Louvre, Tuilleries Gardens, Napoleon's Tomb, Vieux Lyon, Notre Dame de Fourviere Basilica, La Grande Motte Beach, and of course the Eiffel Tower.


Snapshot Itinerary

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Parisian Treasures  


AM: Visit the world's most famous museum, the Louvre, walk through the Tuilleries Gardens and past the Place de la Concorde to the legendary Champs Elysee, walk to the top of the Arc de Triomphe, and experience a leisurely Seine River Cruise next to the Eiffel Tower.

PM: In the evening, explore Paris on an unforgettable Bike Tour. Sites will included: Champs se Mars, Notre Dame Cathedral, Ile de la Cite, Ile Saint Louis, Berthillon's Ice Cream Parlor, Academie Francaise, Princess Diana Flame, Invalides, Ecole Militaire, Napoleon's Tomb, and more.

(Sleep near Paris)

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Belle Lyon


AM: Travel south to the beautiful city of Lyon for a tour with a local guide. Sites include Vieux Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage 14th century old town, and the Notre Dame de Fourviere Basilica.

PM: Have your first game against a local French basketball team in the late afternoon and enjoy a friendly meal together afterwards. For the rest of the evening, explore your own interests in Lyon.

(Sleep in Lyon)

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Southern France


AM: Continue south to Montpellier stopping at the famous Pont Du Gard to visit the amazing feat of natural beauty and Roman architecture. Spend your time hiking around the area or shopping at the small gift shops close by. 

PM: Relax at some of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean: Palavas Beach or La Grande Motte Beach. Finish your evening with a light practice on French courts.

(Sleep in Montpellier) 



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Special thanks and images copyrighted by ProActive Travel Group, Klearchos Kapoutsis, Montpelier Beach Volley, and Alainalele.