Welcome to the rugby temple of Toulouse! Enter the home of the Stade Toulousain Rugby Club, the Ernest-Wallon stadium. In the Southwest of France just a few minutes from the town centre of Toulouse, a region with a strong rugby culture, you are invited to explore one of the iconic sites of the red-brick city, of which the people of Toulouse are very fond.
Tariffs and conditions
• Tariffs: €14/adult; reductions: €11 (for minors, students, job seekers; disabled persons, large families). Free for children under 6 years old.
• Proof of identity will be requested for visitors wanting to benefit from the subscribers tariff.
• Prior online reservation is required.
• You will get a 10% discount on articles purchased from the official Stade Toulousain – Ernest Wallon gift shop, on presentation of your guided tour badge.
• 25 persons per guide max.
• Animals are not allowed.
• Certain parts of the tour are not accessible to persons of reduced mobility (including the edge of the pitch).
• Minors must be accompanied by adults.
• In accordance with article L. 121-20-4 of the French Consumer Code, bookings are not subject to the right of withdrawal.
• Groupe Manatour reserves the right to cancel a tour if there are less than 10 participants.
A permanent residence for professional players, this site is far more than a mere stadium. It is a true place for living, a theatre for the most beautiful emotions; one that has thrilled thousands of spectators.
So, are you ready to enter the fray?
The visit will reveal all about the history of this one hundred year-old club and its close ties with the city of Toulouse. Die-hard supporters of the club and rugby enthusiasts will have their knowledge challenged by a question and answer game from the start of the tour.
The outdoor areas, such as the wall of fame and the international wall of fame will allow you to get to know the key moments of the Club’s history and the figures who have made their mark. Will you recognise them all?
The visit continues in the areas that are usually reserved for the players: the changing rooms, a place of both intimacy and media coverage, which crystallises all of the key moments during a match: the camaraderie between rugby players when the time comes to put on spiked shoes, the last technical briefing from the coach before heading out onto the pitch, the tension at half-time and the emotions that come after the announcement of the final score.
Take a moment to imagine this place brought to life by 15 men driven by the same thirst for victory, after many hours of training, whether it is for a friendly game or a Top 14 final. You can get a feel for this preparation by visiting the gymnasium or by examining the scrum machines, an innovation developed by the Club itself. Your discretion is required so that any players who may be present during your visit can remained focussed on their training.
Whether you are a fervent supporter of the Red and Black Team, or simply an amateur of sport competitions, you might have already visited the terraces of the Ernest-Wallon stadium. How about we get a little closer, and walk along the very edge of the pitch? Surrounding us, nearly 20,000 seats that are occupied by the Stadistes on a regular basis. Impressive, isn’t it?
Take a seat on the substitute’s bench, on the same seats that have been occupied by Ntamack, Michalak, Pelous and so many other great players! This is one of the memorable moments of this tour of the Stade Toulousain Club that will allow you to put yourself in the shoes of a professional rugby player. Don’t forget to capture this moment: selfies are highly recommended!
Because the Clubs’ motto is “Playing will always help us grow”, and to end the visit in a fun manner, a moment of relaxation awaits on the training pitch. Young and old alike are invited to practice their passes and throw-ins thanks to an interactive training session. This exercise can prove to be difficult for neophytes, but the only goal here is to have fun with friends or family, and to discover the values that are promoted by rugby: integrity, passion, solidarity, discipline, and respect.