Stade Toulousain, a rugby institution

Stade Toulousain, a rugby institution

Toulouse aspires to be the capital of French rugby, a sport played in an atmosphere not to be missed.

The legendary Toulouse team, Stade Toulousain, has enabled the city to acquire worldwide fame in sports. The greatest rugby playersin the world come to live in the pink city to practice this legendary game. Remember that Toulouse's game philosophy is internationally famous and somehow close to New-Zealand's All Blacks.

Rugby arrived in the region in the 19th century and was first played in the city's universities. The traditional team colours are red and black, in memory of the former capitouls, or sheriffs, who were municipal councillors.

During your stay in Toulouse, and depending on the season, be sure to attend a match at the stadium and watch this legendary team play. Take advantage of the 'third half' and head to the Rouge et Noir, a bar dedicated to rugby with unique decoration paying tribute to its local club. The atmosphere is enthusiastic and a friendly moment with the fans of this iconic sport is guaranteed.

Stade toulousain - Ernest-Wallon
114 rue des Troènes
31200 Toulouse

Le Rouge et Noir
3 rue du pont Saint-Pierre
31300 Toulouse