Paris Region is the home of major sporting events!

There are so many ways to explore our beautiful region Paris Region (External link) : whether it’s as a spectator, a fan or even as a sportsperson, there’s something to suit all tastes!

THE RUGBY WORLD CUP 2023!

From 8th September to 28th October 2023, France plays host to the 2023 Rugby World Cup, with the opening match and the final set to take place at the Stade de France in the Paris Region. Help your clients enjoy this unforgettable sporting occasion!

The rugby world cup has been held every 4 years since 1987 and represents the Holy Grail of international rugby.

Stade de France © CRT IDF
Stade de France © CRT IDF

In 2023, France will host the event’s 10th edition: more than 80,000 fans and the watching world will cheer on 600 players from all 5 continents representing 20 teams, all dreaming of taking home the William Webb Ellis trophy. 52 days of passion and 10 matches at the Stade de France for everyone to enjoy! The opening match of the competition promises to be truly sensational: send your clients along to support the All Blacks as they take on the home team at the Stade de France on 8th September. Anyone who wants to support Australia will have to wait until 9th September at the Stade de France when they come up against opponents that are yet to be decided.
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“PARIS IS MAGIC”

For the more inquisitive, this is an opportunity to discover our football stars and the enthusiasm of the French for their favourite sport: soccer. Paris Saint-Germain Football club is the pride of countless French fans. This is an opportunity for your clients to enjoy an authentic experience and become an honorary PSG fan. Make your way to Parc des Princes where you can cheer on Kylian Mbappé and his team-mates. For those who wish to go even further and step inside the locker room, they can actually visit the Stade de France and, as a bonus, walk through the tunnel that leads to the pitch.

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Parc des Princes Stadium (External link)

Stade de France (External link)

TOUR DE FRANCE

An essential rendezvous for cycling enthusiasts from across the globe, the Tour de France combines all the thrill of this fascinating endurance race and some iconic landscapes that show you all the stunning diversity of France. Head to the Paris Region for the grand finale; an incredible spectacle at the heart of the Parisian summer. This is a truly exceptional experience as you cheer on your favourite riders.

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Arc de Triomphe – 14 juillet © CRT IDF-A.G Photographe
Arc de Triomphe – 14 juillet © CRT IDF-A.G Photographe

IS THIS YOUR CUP OF TEE?

With more than 70 courses, our region Paris Region is a paradise for golfers of every level. Your more experienced clients can head for a round at the Golf National in Guyancourt that hosts the French Open and was the stage for the Ryder Cup in 2018. The Golf Disneyland Paris was home to the Junior Ryder Cup in 2018, and offers an opportunity for players of every level to enjoy a round. Designed in 1909, the Golf de Fontainebleau is still one of the most beautiful courses in France and is set between rocky outcrops and heathland.

Golf de Marivaux © Golf de Marivaux-DR
Golf de Marivaux © Golf de Marivaux-DR
Golf is a wonderful opportunity to combine outdoor activities with exceptional experiences.

Discover where to golf:
Paris Region golf locations (External link)
National golf (External link)
Disneyland golf (External link)
Fontainebleau golf (External link)
Marivaux golf (External link)

SPORTING VISITS IN PARIS REGION

Arrange for your clients a range of visits that take them off the beaten track: by bike, on foot or even on horseback!

For the more sports-minded, they can enjoy the experience to the full by taking part in the Paris Marathon as a warm-up to visiting this destination!
Finally, business travellers are not left out. Many incentive offers are available for team building: Accrobranching, activities at Thoiry Zoo... There is something for everyone!

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Lanika LEGER
Promotions Manager at the Paris Region Tourist Board
lleger@visitparisregion.com
Paris region