PACIFIC RUGBY PLAYERS WELFARE PRESENTS:
A historic 3-day gathering for all Pacific Islanders, friends and families in Lourdes - the spiritual capital of France!
Pacific Art, Fashion & Tattooing exhibitions
Some of the finest aspects of Pacific Islands heritage will be on display across the weekend. Come along to be inspired, share stories and be immersed into a powerful cultural experience.
Bands & Cultural performances
No Pacific Islands gathering would be complete without music and dance. We have a range of special live performances planned right across the weekend. Let's take the chance to celebrate together!
Family sports & activity day
There will be plenty of opportunity for the entire family to get active with a range of sports and activities planned that will be suitable for all ages. Come and join in the fun!
Traditional Polynesian & Melanesian food
Henry Tuilagi's catering company "Chief's Events" will be on hand across the three days to provide some traditional polynesian and melanesian food. Don't miss out on these delicious delights!
Specialist Workshops & group discussion
A range of experts will run a series of workshops covering how to recognise & deal with depression, preparing for life after rugby (before you get there) and how to start a small business in France.
Pacific Legends Memorial Match
The Pacific Rugby Legends XV will take on a French XV in remembrance of some of the Pacific Island players & community in France who have recently passed away. Kick off: 5:30 pm - Fri 31st May.
NEW BREED ATHLETES CONFERENCE
NBAC is about uniting athletes, coaches and their families together of all levels, ages and codes, from all over Europe. You will be inspired by our amazing, spirit filled Rally. We will have special guests on the panel to share their stories including Iron Armour Academy founder Pastor Chris Aho and ex-professional rugby league star, now world-known professional power lifter, Odell Manuel.
how to get here
You can fly direct to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées International Airport which is located 10km (15 minutes) north of Lourdes.
There are daily flights to Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées International Airport from Paris and Lyon plus weekly flights from Marseille, Nantes, Lille, Strasbourg, Caen and other international destinations.
You can also fly to other French airports and drive to Lourdes. Transfer times as follows:
Pau-Pyrénées Airport – 40 minutes
Toulouse-Blagnac Airport – 1 hour 30 minutes
San Sebastian Airport – 1 hour 45 minutes
Bordeaux Airport – 2 hours
From Bordeaux, Toulouse, Montpellier, Marseille, Nice and Lyon
From Paris, Toulouse, Brive, Orléans, Poitiers, Bordeaux, Mont de Marsan
To benefit from one of our special accommodation packages please click through using the BOON NOW buttons, select dates (30th May-2nd June) and use the promotion code “PASIFIKAUNITE” at the time of booking.
HOTEL SAINTE ROSE
This 3-star hotel is in a convenient location, close to the Sanctuaries of Lourdes. It has a 400m² terrace which offers a wide and pleasant relaxation area.
Prices: €54 pp per night (€108 per double) - all meals included, double or twin rooms available.
HOTEL LA SOLITUDE
With a great location at the entrance to the Shrines on the bank of the river Gave, this 4-star hotel has a panoramic pool that overlooks the Processions esplanade, the fortified castle and the Pyrenees Mountains.
Prices: €64 pp per night (€128 per double) - all meals included, double or twin rooms available.
PASIFIKA UNITE is free to attend but you must register your details in advance. Please submit your information via the Event Booking Form and we’ll be in contact to confirm your place/s.