Free Photo Exhibition in Montpellier Celebrates Rugby Beyond the Field 

Free Photo Exhibition in Montpellier Celebrates Rugby Beyond the Field 

Montpellier’s Hôtel de Région and Occitanie Press Club has opened an outdoor photo exhibition to coincide with the Rugby World Cup, taking place from September 8 to October 28, across France. 

Entitled ‘Rugby: Jeu, Passion, Légende : au delà du terrain’ (Rugby: Game, Passion, Legend: beyond the field), the outdoor exhibition presents 24 large format photos, signed by eight photographers from the region. They celebrate rugby in all its facets with portraits of players, action shots on the field, and historic moments of joy. 

The photographs, installed on the pavilion in front of the Hôtel de Région (291 avenue de la Pompignane), captures and highlights the values, culture and tradition of the game; respect, camaraderie, solidarity, and integrity.  

Pascal Parrot, representative of the Club de la Presse Occitanie, alongside Kamel Chibli, regional deputy in charge of sports, attended the opening of the exhibition and said: “Rugby is embedded in the roots of the Occitanie/Pyrenees-Mediterranean region  and the exhibition is a celebration of this.” 

The exhibition, which is free, is on display until the end of the World Cup at the end of October. Montpellier is hosting the Samoan team for its training sessions and down time in between games. 

Lead photo credit : More than 20 photos are on display on the forecourt of l’Hôtel de Région, Montpellier ©JM / Metropolitain

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Jenny Eagle has been a journalist for more than 20 years, writing for The Daily Mail, OK! magazine, The Sun, The Mirror, the Mail on Sunday, the Press Association and The Sunday Telegraph. Her career highlights include working with the European Union as a host and facilitator for the EU Citizens Dialogues for the UN Food Systems Summit in 2021. Jenny has lived and worked in Montpellier for 10 years and in her spare time writes travel articles for France Today, The Good Life France and Culture Trip.

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