Rugby World Cup 2023

Rugby World Cup 2023

From September 16 to 24, 2023, the Côte d'Azur capital will welcome several of the world's leading rugby nations to the Stade de Nice.


  • live from Stade de Nice ;
  • in the heart of Nice, in the Rugby Village, with its giant screens and a wide range of entertainment;
  • in all restaurants and bars broadcasting the event!

In 2023, Nice will host the Rugby World Cup France 2023 for the first time. Join us in France from September 8 to October 28, 2023, for the 10th edition of the Rugby World Cup France 2023, to find out who will succeed South Africa as winners of the Webb Ellis Trophy.

The Côte d'Azur venue will host 4 group matches from September 16 to 24, 2023. Several of the world's leading rugby nations will be in Nice, including England, Wales and Scotland, as well as Italy and Japan, quarter-finalists in the last edition. Fans from all over the world will flock to the Côte d'Azur to cheer on their team in what promises to be an extraordinary atmosphere.

The Rugby Village, a unique entertainment venue

Opening on September 8, 2023

The Rugby Village will open its doors on September 8, during the opening match between France and New Zealand, in the heart of the Jardin Albert 1er. It will extend the festivities of the Nice Stadium Fan Experience, offering a memorable rugby experience in the run-up to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Discover the Traditions and Values of Rugby

At the Rugby Village, discover local traditions and the strong values of this exceptional sport. Come and meet rugby enthusiasts and share unforgettable moments with the local population. Together, let's celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2023!

Follow the matches live

Follow the matches taking place at the Nice stadium live, support the French team and watch the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finally the grand final taking place at the Rugby Village on October 28, 2023.

The Village will remain open right up to the grand final, and has plenty of surprises in store for you!



Place Masséna in the heart of the Jardin Albert 1er

1 Village, 3 Zones

The Rugby Village will be built around three unique areas, each offering a different experience:


The Théâtre de Verdure is transformed into a large arena where spectators can experience the match as if they were there. The presence of a speaker and a 21m2 screen on stage, enhanced by complementary screens, will enhance the experience.

Entertainment & Partners

While you wait for the next match to be broadcast, meet the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Tourist Office teams in the Partners area. On the Place Masséna side, discover an area dedicated to children with a range of fun activities.

Relaxation & Hospitality

The Relaxation & Hospitality area is ideal for relaxation. Carefully furnished with deckchairs and thick cushions, you'll enjoy a moment of pure relaxation. Experience the World Cup in a more immersive way, with the 35m2 screen and specially adapted lighting.


The Rugby Village offers a host of activities to suit all tastes:

  • Photobooth in the scrum
  • Stade Niçois, with initiations for children, matches for initiates and beginners, and much more.
  • Pétanque, with 2 ephemeral courts for a typically Provençal experience.
  • BKT Challenge - Mechanics, a precision game to win a rugby ball.
  • Interactive entertainment, live quizzes, blind-tests, karaoke...
  • Makeup & Tatoo, to proudly wear your country's colors.
  • Digital rugby wall, a fun and original animation.
  • Video dubbing studio, to relive the match in your own voice.

Personalization stand run by a graffiti artist from Nice's Whole Street collective.