Eating and Drinking at the Ground:
There are standard hot dog stands at the ground, and excellent snack points at the gable end of the stands.
Rather than visiting the nearby fast food outlets after the game, a much better option is to wander into town and enjoy some regional French food.
There is a good supply of rather basic hotels in town, many of which are located on or just off Boulevard de la Republique.
Rooms at the A2 Royal Hotel start at £20 for rooms with a shower, and rise to around £25 if you want extras like a toilet and shower/bath.
If you want to stay close to the post-match entertainment Boulevard du President Carnot, which crosses Boulevard de la Republique, is a good bet.
Beneath the Hotel Brasserie de la Poste there is a traditional cafe/rugby fans bar. The hotel does not have any stars and if you don't mind hearing rugby songs late into the night you can get a very basic room upstairs. The walls are hung with black and white photographs of historic Agen teams.
Tourist Office 107 Boulevard du President Carnot
(33) 5 5347 3609
Other Things to do
Agen is the capital of the Lot-et-Garronne department which is at the centre of the country's prune production.
The area grows 30,000 tonnes of plums every year, 65 per cent of France's total output.
Pruneaux d'Agen is a dried prune and fruit fans should visit some of the town's speciality shops to experience prunes in more ways than you can imagine.
Updated October 2013
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