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Jo Maso Stadium

Communauté de Communes du Haut Lignon

Tence, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Altitude : 980m
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Haut-Lignon : 1 000 meter altitude, the right place for champions ! Tence is located at 900 meters in Auvergne and is crossed by the Lignon river, a tributary of the Loire river facing the Lizieux pick, an old extincted volcano and the famous Mount Mézenc, peaking at 1 753 m, the highest point of The Cévennes. Devesset and Lavalette lakes, bordering on territory, offer an unique countryside resort with a wide variety of outdoor activities. In Tence, natural turf « Jo Maso » rugby field for 7-a-side rugby practice, has a range of excellent sport facilities (Jo Maso is an ex rugby player and a famous coach). Many accomodations and services are available next to the rugby field (hotels, restaurants, shops, nearby heath care services …). On the spot, you will have access to a multi-activity centre (changing rooms, toilets and showers, fitness room …), a club-house and a meeting-room fitted with wifi and big screens. Here in the Haut-Lignon we have the professional skills to welcome high-level athletes (rugby, soccer, handball teams and so on) and a high-quality sporting equipment. We propose altitude acclimatisation courses and sporting cohesion experience. Specific programs can be proposed such as orienteering or mountain bike courses, overnights in bivouac, « acccrobranche » : monkey-bridge trails ! a canoe trip and why not an amazing golf lesson and to rest … a spa ! Find out more online on

Special features

Here you are in an unspoilt environment, we will do our best to make your stay a success ! with a personalized and warm welcome and high-performance equipments. Sure our preserved landscape and the quality of our air generates a positive and invigorating energy.

Julien Deloire, XV de France rugby fitness coach (2011) says « the best way to prepare himself physically is going to middle-mountains areas, each athlete gets the benefits from fresh, highly oxygenated air especially in summer ».

Known for

Sport has always been a part of our DNA since the time we organized many major sport events :

In 2007, the Portugal rugby team base camp during the world cup.

In 2011, « Le XV de France » the French national rugby team trained here !

Spring 2015, the famous ASM Clermont-Auvergne rugby club trained here for the European Rugby Cup and the TOP 14.

In 2017, the « Tour de France »

Each year, many high-level sport teams train here as sport sectors are concerned : Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand, Bastia, Lille, Nîmes, Saint Etienne football teams, AG2R La Mondiale and Trek Segafredo for The Tour de France in 2017, Créteil Handball Team and the National’s Women Volleyball Team.

Optional extras

Meeting room Ice bath Infirmery Floodlit facilities Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room

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