Rugby World Cup 2023

We’re eagerly awaiting the next Rugby World Cup, set to take place in 2023 in one of our favourite destinations: France

As the sporting world casts its attention on our neighbours across the channel, iconic stadiums around France will be transformed into an exciting plethora of rugby fans who have travelled far and wide to see their favourite teams play.     

The countdown is on: many have already secured their tickets and started making their travel arrangements, including deciding where to stay during the 2023 Rugby World Cup.        

Here at Oliver’s Travels, we’ve worked closely with our property owners in France to secure some fabulous villas and chateaux to make your special trip even more memorable. With homes close to stadiums and near bustling towns and villages, our Rugby World Cup accommodation in France will see you celebrating in style - despite the final scores!


Find out more about the Rugby World Cup

What you need to know

  • The 2023 Rugby World Cup will take place between 8th September to 21st October 2023.
  • England is in Pool D, alongside Japan, Argentina, and Samoa. Scotland is in Pool B, with South Africa and Ireland. Wales is in Pool C, alongside Australia and Fiji. Pool A includes France, Italy and New Zealand.
  • The quarter-finals will take place in Marseille and Saint-Denis, while the semi-finals and final will be played in Stade de France, Saint-Denis.
  • A huge 2.6 million tickets will be sold for the event, covering 48 matches across 10 cities, worth around £350million.     
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Villas to stay at during the Rugby World Cup


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The Rugby World Cup in France

While it may still feel like a distant dream, the 2023 Rugby World Cup is quickly approaching, with tickets already being eagerly snapped up.

Needing large group accommodation in France for the Rugby World Cup? Look no further. Our villas across France are within close proximity to many of the major stadiums, as well as near to some of the buzziest towns in the south of France to immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere.     

Travel by train to the matches this year, taking an eco-friendly alternative to flying: the Eurostar. Many of our villas can easily be reached by rail. Go from London to Paris and change in the capital for a regional connection to your holiday destination.  

Check out our top places to visit and stay and secure your Rugby World Cup accommodation in France now.

Websites and sources

  • Rugby World Cup tells you everything you could possibly need to know about the 2023 event, including how to get tickets.
  • World Rugby has a more detailed insight into the stadiums featured.
  • This i News article has a concise look at the groups, pools, fixtures and dates for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Stadium: Stade de Bordeaux

Key match: September 9 - Ireland vs. Europe 2, September 10 - Wales vs. Fiji 

Stadium: Stade Pierre Mauroy 

Key match: September 23 - England vs. Americas 2, September 30 - Scotland vs. Europe 2, October 7 - England vs. Samoa

Stadium: Ol Stadium

Key match: September 24 Wales vs. Australia, October 6 France vs. Italy

Stadium: Stade Veledrome

Key match: September 9 - England vs. Argentina, September 10 - South Africa vs. Scotland, quarter-finals on October 14/15

Stadium: Stade La Beaujoire 

Key match: September 16 - Ireland vs. Asia/Pacific 1, October 7 - Wales vs. Europe 1

Stadium: Stade de Nice

Key match: September 17 England vs. Japan

Stadium: Stade de France

Key match: The opening match, semi-finals and final matches will all take place at Saint-Denis in Paris. September 23 - South Africa vs. Ireland, October 7 - Ireland vs. Scotland

Stadium: Stade Geoffroy Guichard 

Key match: September 22 Argentina vs. Samoa

Stadium: Stadium de Toulouse 

Key match: September 28 Japan vs. Samoa

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