Now that the schedule for Rugby World Cup 2023 is out, we can start making our plans. With a good preparation you ensure that you can fully enjoy the tournament and all the beauty of host nation France.
In this blog we give you some tips to put together your ideal trip.
Rugby World Cup 2023 starts with a spectacular match. On Friday, September 8, host country France will take on title contender New Zealand in Stade de France. This exciting match will give us the real feeling that the magic is about to begin. Take a look at all of Rugby World Cup fixtures.
The next day day Australia will also play in Stade de France. The Kangeroos will compete against the winner of the European qualification. During this first weekend in Paris you can see three top teams play and enjoy all the highlights of Paris.
You can also save your visit to Paris for the final rounds. The Stade de France in Saint-Denis will host two quarter-finals (14 and 15 October), both semi-finals (20 and 21 October), the bronze final (27 October) and the final (28 October). We don’t know yet who will play, but it will certainly be entertaining!
The first weekend of Rugby World Cup 2023 in Marseille also starts with great matches. On Saturday, September 9, England and Argentina will play against each other in the Stade Vélodrome. These two countries have a rivalry and are always playing spectacular matches.
A day later, the next top match is scheduled in Marseille. On Sunday 10 September, title holder South Africa will play an exciting match against Scotland. The Springbocks can immediately show how they will defend their title. Scotland has the ambition to advance to the next round and is expected to fight this battle with Ireland. They will meet in Saint-Denis on 7 October.
The schedule of the RWC2023 gives rugby fans the chance to follow their favourite team and discover the most beautiful cities in France.
New Zealand plays in the group stage in Saint-Denis (Paris), Toulouse and twice in Lyon. Toulouse is located close to the Spanish border. Lyon used to be an important city of the Romans and is now the third largest city in France. Both very suitable for an interesting city trip!
South Africa starts in Marseille and then moves to Bordeaux, Saint-Denis (Paris) to return to Marseille for the final match. That gives fans enough possibilities to discover the different cities. Marseille has a beautiful port, Bordeaux is known for its good wines and we all know how amazing Paris is.
The matches in Marseille and Nice can easily be combined with a visit to the most beautiful places on the coast of the Mediterranean in the South of France: Saint-Tropez and Monaco.
Saint-Tropez is located between the host cities of Marseille and Nice. This small port city on the Côte d’Azur is known for its glitter and glamour. In the harbor you can admire the most beautiful yachts and on the boulevard you can see the most expensive sports cars passing by. There are also many beaches nearby, where the celebrities and television stars like to come.
In Southern France we find another world famous place full of glamour: Monaco. In this sovereign city-state you can visit the Prince’s Palace, the Formula 1 circuit or the Casino de Monte-Carlo. Monaco is located east of Nice, an half an hour drive away. You can also reach Monaco from Marseille, that trip takes 2.5 hours by car or bus.
During Rugby World Cup 2023 you can enjoy rugby matches at the highest level as well as the most beautiful cities of France. You can get the best travel packages for all matches at P1 Travel. Check it out now!