Comfort’s Guide To Touring: The 2023 French Rugby World Cup
Why just watch the Rugby World Cup when you can embark on a motorhome or campervan adventure and follow the action in person! Now that the Rugby World Cup has finally kicked off, we’ve put together a guide for all those with the rugby spirit voyaging through France!
Where will England be playing?
9/09/23 – ENGLAND vs ARGENTINA – Stade de Marseille, Marseille
17/09/23 – ENGLAND vs JAPAN – Stade de Nice, Nice
23/09/23 – ENGLAND vs CHILE- Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
07/10/23 – ENGLAND vs SAMOA – Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
Spots to visit:
To make the most of your time travelling when you’re in each city, we’ve put together a list of interesting spots to visit when you’re not watching the game!
Get a taste of stunning French gothic architecture at Saint-Denis Cathedral! Located in the northern suburbs of Paris, witness the innovative design features consisting of portals, ribbed vaulting forming pointed arches and intricate stained glass window designs that defined the gothic era and dominated Mediaeval Europe!
La Galerie Dior
If you’re an enthusiast of Parisian Haute Couture you’ll love La Galerie Dior! Learn the history of Christian Dior, one of the 20th century’s most influential fashion designers and immerse yourself into a world of art and high fashion!
Musee d’Art e d’Industrie
The Musee d’Art e d’Industrie is an institution of innovation and industry! Learn the history and production of varying collections including the world’s largest ribbons collection, early protypes of the bicycle, and a large weapons and arms collection!
Saint- Étienne Mining Museum
Visit the unique Saint- Étienne mining museum! The museum housed in a former coal mine offers the unique opportunity to explore the region’s rich history with coal mining including experiencing going into an underground reconstructed mining tunnel.
Wine and Cheese tour
Go on the wine & cheese pairing experience and explore diverse wine palettes and unique cheddars and learn from the experts on the perfect pairings! The experience offers a cheese cellar with over 100 cheeses and a taste of the region’s most typical wines.
This building has a fascinating history, initially being used as a submarine base during WWII. This huge bunker is now home to a variety of art, photography, cultural displays, and is even used as a music venue!
Old Port Beach
If the weather’s nice why not take a trip to Old Port Beach! This sandy Mediterranean spot is the perfect tranquil place to wind down and sunbathe after the excitement and rush of watching a rugby game.
Parc National Des Calanques
Discover Marseille’s picturesque haven of nature, renowned for its rugged limestones, rich biodiversity and crystal-clear waters perfect for swimming! Visitors can enjoy the scenic hiking trails and take in all the beauty the national park has to offer, and for those who are more daring, the rocky coastlines are a rock climbers’ paradise!
Musee des Augustins
Originally an Augustinian convent, this rich cultural treasure trove is made up of a vast collection of religious paintings, sculptures, and contemporary works ranging from the middle ages to the 19th century providing an exciting journey through history.
Annecy Vieux Quartier Flea Market
This bustling market is perfect for antique collectors, art enthusiasts and bargain hunters! Explore the cobbled streets lined with stalls of all varieties and see what treasures you can find.
Observe playful primates, exotic birds and scaley serpents at Lille Zoo. This captivating destination is the perfect place for animal lovers and nature enthusiasts to explore. Witness and learn about a large variety of animals and watch them thrive in their natural environments! This is a fun and informative day out for all the family!
Promenade des Anglais
Built by wealthy English aristocracy who would escape to Nice to get away from the harsh English winters, Promenade des Anglais or “La Prom” is the perfect place to take a stroll. The 3-mile paved walkway has amazing views of the beach front and is the perfect way to get around and explore what Nice has to offer!
Notre-Dame de Bon-Port
Visit the Roman Catholic Basilica Notre-Dame de Bon-Port! This awe-inspiring church has breath taking views, especially its large domed ceiling which is lined with intricate stained class and historical paintings; it’s sure to be a sight that will take your breath away!
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse
Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse is any foodies dream! This diverse food market will take you on a culinary journey, with a wide range of vendors selling products from ‘fruits and vegetables, dried meats, poultry, truffles, spices, flowers and more;’ this is a culinary delight you won’t want to miss!
Can’t get tickets to a certain game, why not visit a rugby village! Each rugby village is equipped with a large screen so fans can watch the game as well as offering a range of different activities for each village; these range from DJ sets, karaoke and music events, to quizzes, face painting and photobooths so you’re sure to find something for everyone!
There are rugby villages set up in the following places:
Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Saint-Denis, Saint-Étienne, Toulouse
Nearby Campsite in each city
- Camping Les Rives de Paris
- Camping Paris Est
- Camping De Paris
- Huttopia Vallouise
- Bel’Epoque Du pilat
- Camping La Belle Etoile
- Du Lac Le Village
- Caravan Beau Soleil
- Camping Le Grain
- Camping Garlaban
- Camping de Toullouse
- Camping De La Bouriette
- Camping Du Grand Sart
- Du Pont Charlet
- La Vielle Ferme
- Les cent Chénes
- Camping Car Park
- Camping de Nantes
- Camping De Lyon
- Camping Barolles
All matches and their locations:
STADE DE FRANCE, SAINT DENIS
08/09/23 – FRANCE VS NEW ZEALAND (POOL A) – 20:15PM BST, 21:15PM CEST
09/09/23 – AUSTRALIA VS GEORGIA (POOL C) – 17:00PM BST, 18:00 CEST
23/09/23 – SOUTH AFRICA VS IRELAND (POOL B) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
07/10/23 – IRELAND VS SCOTLAND (POOL B) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
14/10/23 – QUARTER FINAL 2 – WINNER POOL B VS RUNNER UP POOL A – 20:00PM BST, 21:00 CEST
15/10/23 – WINNER POOL A VS RUNNER-UP POOL B – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
20/10/23 – SEMI-FINAL 1 – WINNER QUARTER-FINAL 1 VS WINNER QUARTER-FINAL 2 – 20:00 BST, 21:00 CEST
21/10/23 – SEMI-FINAL 2 – WINNER QUARTER-FINAL 3 VS WINNER QUARTER-FINAL 4 – 20:00PM BST, 21:00 CEST
27/10/23 – BRONZE FINAL – RUNNER-UP SEMI-FINAL 1 VS RUNNER-UP SEMI-FINAL 2 – 20:00PM BST, 21:00 CEST
28/10/23 – WINNER SEMI-FINAL 1 VS WINNER SEMI-FINAL 2 – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
STADE-GEOFFROY-GUICHARD SAINT- ÉTIENNE
09/09/23 – ITALY VS NAMIBIA (POOL A) – 12:00PM BST, 13:00PM CEST
17/09/23 – AUSTRALIA VS FIJI (POOL) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
22/09/23 – ARGENTINA VS SAMOA (POOL D) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
1/10/23 – AUSTRALIA VS PORTUGAL (POOL C) 16:45PM BST, 17:45 CEST
STADE DE BORDAUX, BORDEAUX
09/09/23 – IRELAND VS ROMANIA (POOL B) – 14:30PM BST, 15:30PM CEST
10/09/23 – WALES VS FIJI (POOL C) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
16/09/23 – SAMOA VS CHILE (POOL D) – 14:00PM BST, 15:00PM CEST
17/09/23 – SOUTH AFRICA VS ROMANIA (POOL B) – 14:00PM BST, 15:00PM CEST
30/09/23 FIJI VS GEORGIA (POOL C) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
STADE DE MARSEILLE, MARSEILLE
09/09/23 – ENGLAND VS ARGENTINA (POOL D) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
10/09/23 – SOUTH AFRICA VS SCOTLAND (POOL B) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
21/09/23 – FRANCE VS NAMBIA (POOL A) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
01/10/23 – STADE DE MARSEILLE, MARSEILLE
14/10/23 – QUARTER FINAL 1 – WINNER POOL C VS RUNNER-UP POOL D – 16:00PM BST, 17:00 CEST
15/10/23 – QUARTER FINAL 3 WINNER POOL D VS RUNNER-UP POOL C – 16:00PM BST, 16:00PM BST, 17:00PM
STADIUM DE TOULOUSE, TOULOUSE
10/09/23 – JAPAN VS CHILE (POOL D) – 12:00PM BST, 13:00PM CEST
15/09/23 – NEW ZEALAND VS NAMIBIA (POOL A) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
23/09/23 – GEORGIA VS PORTUGAL (POOL C) – 13:00PM BST, 14:00PM CEST
28/09/23 – JAPAN VS SAMOA (POOL D) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
08/10/23 – FUJI VS PORTUGUAL (POOL C) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
STADE PEIRRE-MAUROY, LILLE
14/09/23 – FRANCE VS URUGUAY (POOL A) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
23/09/23 – ENGLAND VS CHILE (POOL D) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
30/09/23 – SCOTLAND VS ROMANIA (POOL B) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00 CEST
07/10/23 – ENGLAND VS SAMOA (POOL D) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
08/10/23 – TONGA VS ROMANIA (POOL B) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45 CEST
STADE DE NICE, NICE
16/09/23 – WALES VS PORTUGAL (POOL C) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
17/09/23 – ENGLAND VS JAPAN (POOL D) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
20/09/23 – ITALY VS URUGUAY (POOL A) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
24/09/23 – SCOTLAND VS TONGA (POOL B) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
STADE DE LA BEAUJOIRE NANTES
16/09/23 – IRELAND VS TONGA (POOL B) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
30/09/23 – ARGENTINA VS CHILE (POOL D) – 14:00PM BST, 15:00PM CEST
07/10/23 – WALES VS GEORGIA (POOL C) – 14:00PM BST, 15:00PM CEST
08/10/23 – JAPAN VS ARGENTINA (POOL D) – 12:00PM BST, 13:00PM CEST
OL Stadium, Lyon
24/09/23 – WALES VS AUSTRALIA (POOL C) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
27/09/23 – URUGUAY VS NAMIBIA (POOL A) – 16:45PM BST, 17:45PM CEST
29/09/23 – NEW ZEALAND VS ITALY (POOL A) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00PM CEST
05/10/23 – NEW ZEALAND VS URUGUAY (POOL A) – 20:00 BST, 21:00 PM CEST
06/10/23 – FRANCE VS ITALY (POOL A) – 20:00PM BST, 21:00pm CEST
Get the right cover!
If you’re planning to travel to France, it’s important to make sure your Motorhome is fully insured with European Insurance cover. It’s also important to make sure you’re adhering to the UK governments 90-day travel rule, you can read more on our blog The Brexit 90-day Travel rule, Travelling in the EU and Schengen Zones Explained.
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