Although the victory of Stade Rochelais was barely announced, the felicitations of elected maritime officials fell on Saturday, May 28, 2022. "This victory is a tremendous pride for all Rochelle's inhabitants and Rochelle. The Champion's Cup, a high-level competition, is among the most difficult in world. Stade Rochelais once again has inspired us to dream this season. With the TOP 14 final fast approaching, our Maritimes will be in a strong position to win. Our champions are a testament to the sport's values, beyond the final results. They are our image as conquerors: strong, determined, courageous, tenacious, and committed. Jean-Francois Fountaine was the mayor of La Rochelle and president of the Agglomeration Community on Saturday, May 28.
"What a wonderful victory! What joy! Our heroes have made Charente-Maritime a part of rugby's history thanks to this achievement. This is a territory that celebrates this amazing event, the first European title. It comes after years of ascent. Stade Rochelais is a beautiful jewel that the Department has supported since its inception. We are proud of this club, of its supporters and its exceptional players, of their strength, their character, their values which are more than ever today those of all Charentais-Maritimes", writes for her part Sylvie Marcilly , President of the Department of Charente-Maritime.
The City of La Rochelle and the Community of Agglomeration, loyal partners of the Stade Rochelais will host a homecoming party for the players to thank them and congratulate them.
This Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 7 p.m., a double-decker bus will be seen marching down the Old Port starting from the station and ending at the Tour de la Chaine. Numerous stops will be made along this route to allow supporters to pay tribute to their heroes. Square Valin will have a giant screen and a sound system.
The Old Port will close to traffic at 2 p.m. Buses will be diverted to secondary routes. The car parks will still be open. Visitors are encouraged to use soft transport such as bicycles, buses, or public transportation to get to the city center.
Pay attention to the tides. High tide will occur at 4:58 p.m., and low tide will occur at 11:26 pm. port. It is forbidden to jump in the port at any time of the year.
Families with children should be cautious: The gathering is large and there may be jostling. It is strongly recommended that you not bring strollers or young children.