Join the frogs at the Rugby in Bordeaux

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Capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, at one step from the world-famous vineyards (External link) and from the sea, Bordeaux is a destination rich in heritage and culture, with a quality of life & art of living that cannot be found anywhere else.

Architectural jewel of the 18th century with more than 350 buildings registered as historical monuments, listed by UNESCO as one of the world's largest urban sites, the city is an open-air museum where visitors can contemplate the different architectural styles (External link) that the city has known over the centuries.

Bordeaux is a rich, eclectic and dynamic city, where you will appreciate the different atmospheres of each district: the Bassins à Flot to the north, home to the cultural centres of the Cité du Vin and the Bassins des Lumières; the Bastide on the right bank, with its panoramic view of the beautiful facades of the left bank, and the Darwin ecosystem, a former military barracks now eco-rehabilitated, one of the most frequented places by the Bordeaux inhabitants; the medieval quarter with its narrow streets full of restaurants and terraces; the lively and invigorating quayside promenade with its landscaped gardens, cyclists, skateboarders and joggers...

Elected “European Capital of Smart Tourism” in 2022, the city is committed to a global environmental approach. Soft travel by bicycle and tram have become the city's two main means of transport!

Bordeaux's reputation for wine is well established. In Bordeaux, wine is everywhere: in the heart of the city, in the metropolis less than half an hour's drive from the centre, and beyond in the 5 wine regions that surround it. The experiences are numerous: wine bars for food and wine pairings, tasting workshops with various themes, excursions in minivan, 2CV, sidecar or bicycle, discoveries of wine estates, meetings with the people who make and talk about wine, etc. A must do: the Cité du Vin, the emblem of Bordeaux, offers an immersive and sensory adventure to discover the cultures and civilisations of wine from all over the world.

Less than an hour from Bordeaux, the Arcachon Bay and the Atlantic coast are a delight for locals and visitors alike, who can take full advantage of their landscapes, pine forests, water sports and the ocean.

Bordeaux has everything to seduce: world capital of wine, quality of life, South-Western art of living, great wines, starred and bistronomic food, luxury hotels & spas, shopping for every taste, a rich and creative artistic life, sea and river cruises, golf courses, not forgetting its commitment to sustainable development.

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In 2023, Bordeaux will host 5 Rugby World Cup matches at the Matmut Atlantique stadium, which already had a great sporting experience during the European Football Cup in 2016.

The stadium has a capacity of 42,000.

It will host the following 6 matches of this 2023 World Cup:

  • Ireland-Romania, Saturday 9 September in Pool B
  • Wales-Fiji, Sunday 10 September in Pool C
  • Samoa-Chile, Saturday 16 September in Pool D
  • South Africa-Romania, Sunday 17 September in Pool B
  • Fiji-Georgia, Saturday 30 September in Pool C.

Please note about transport:

  • Tram A will have a direct line from the airport Bordeaux-Mérignac to the city centre, from early 2023.
  • Tram C has a direct line from the city centre to the Matmut Atlantique stadium.