France is expecting a surge in visitors in 2023 when the nation hosts the Rugby World Cup and huge numbers of Aussies will no doubt be amongst them.
Get informed, inspired and ready for when international borders reopen. The countdown is on!
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Get set for the biggest cup yet
In just two years, France will host the Rugby World Cup in nine magnificent cities across the country, from Lille in the north, to Nice in the south, and including Marseille, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Lyon.
Exciting matches and a festive atmosphere are a given. But the cup will also give its host cities and their wider regions the opportunity to pull out all the stops. Expect the very best of French tourism and hospitality with a particular focus on gastronomy, culture and local agricultural products.
BIG celebrations are on the cards in 2023 as it will mark 200 years since the birth of rugby. And given the impact of the pandemic on major events and international travel, it’s set to feel even more special.
Go the Wallabies! Allez Les Bleus!