All Things Rugby World Cup France 2023

Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Rugby World Cup France 2023 Official Partner logo
Toulouse, Occitania
Rugby throw-in
Saint-Etienne, Rhone-Alps
Official ball RWC France 2023
Press release

Time for an update on the Rugby World Cup France 2023 which will be held from Friday, September 8 to Saturday, October 28, 2023.

During that period, 20 countries will compete in over 45 matches, in 10 French cities and 9 venues. The opening match will be very close to Paris in Saint-Denis, at the impressive Stade de France. It should be a memorable and exciting one, pitting the home team known as “Les Bleus,” against the formidable “All Blacks,” more simply put, France and New Zealand.

There are many reasons to visit or revisit these 10 host cities but visiting them during the Rugby World Cup will provide sport fans & travelers alike with some extra umph and joyous atmosphere. The other host cities are the ardent rugby cities of Bordeaux; Northern France’s Lille, gastromic Lyon, Mediterranean Marseille, the Atlantic Loire’s capital Nantes, UNESCO World Heritage site, Nice, capital of design Saint Etienne, the great rugby capital of Occitanie and pretty in pink, Toulouse.

Details on the Rugby World Cup France 2023, including stats & figures and insiders tips on what to see and do in and around the 10 host cities are available in our entertaining and comprehensive press kit below.

More French Flair Rugby shorts on the host cities on our Explore France YouTube Channel.


Marion Fourestier - Director of Communications
Atout France USA, The France Tourism Development Agency