2017 – Tour of Stade Matmut Atlantique – Bordeaux 3rd October

The magnificent Stade Matmut Atlantique was inaugurated on 18th May 2015 and is situated in the Bordeaux Lac area. The cost of construction was 183,000,000 Euros and took 3 years to complete. The unusual design of this imposing stadium was by the innovation of Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.

The stade is home to Bordeaux’s football team, Les Girondins de Bordeaux, and also host to other sporting events and concerts. The UBB rugby club, which has the largest spectator attendance of all the top 14 rugby clubs, will play several of their ‘gala’ games at the stadium in the 2017-18 season.

The stade has 42,115 seats in the soccer and rugby configurations. The arena is multi-functional and has in addition to the sports configurations, three concert configurations. One configuration with the stage at the north, a second with the stage facing west and a third configuration with a central stage. There is a maximum capacity of 44,683 seats for concerts and was recently the venue for a concert by Celine Dion.

The stadium has a comprehensive app available for both Android and iOS called Stade Matmut ATLANTIQUE

Guided Tour at 14:00

The guided tour will be in English, the stadium is fully accessible for people with mobility problems. The tour will take us to all levels and to the private function areas. It is a very interesting and informative tour and one not to be missed.

The charge for the tour is 11€ per person payable to the BBC in advance..

Lunch at 12:00

Before the tour you may wish to join us for lunch. Mid-day at St Once Brasserie, the Stade’s restaurant.

The three course lunch (24€ payable at the restaurant):

Entrée, Plat chaud (choice of meat or fish), dessert, glass of wine or soda and coffee is 24 Euros.


If you would like to join us then please contact Norma B or Colette. Contact details for Norma and Colette are in the Membership Directory here or alternatively book online.

When booking, please indicate if you want to have lunch followed by the or if you only want to book the tour without lunch.

Payment for the tour is required in advance, so please send your cheque direct to Norma. Cheques should be made payable to the BBC for 11€ per person.

The closing date for bookings is Friday 29th September.

When using the on-line booking form, please note the following:

  • Do not forget to press ‘Submit’
  • If you do not receive a confirmation from the organiser within 48 hours then your booking has not been recorded and we ask you to contact the organiser direct for your booking confirmation


By car:

Depending on the direction you are travelling take either exit 4A or 4C and the stade is clearly signed. There are ample places to park around the stadium. If you are coming for lunch you can turn alongside the stadium and park next to the St Once restaurant.

By tram:

Take line C the stop is ‘Stade Matmut Atlantique/Parc Expositions. The journey takes approximately 30 minutes from Place Quinconces.