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Campsites for the Rugby World Cup - France 2023

Camping has always been a popular way to visit France, and with the 2023 Rugby World Cup taking place just over the English Channel, we're expecting bumper bookings on many campsites throughout this rugby-crazy country.

Every year our assessor team inspects around 600 sites throughout France, so if you're lucky enough to have tickets to watch your home nation playing or if you're going to enjoy the atmosphere in the fan zone, then we've got you covered. Below we pick out some of our favourite campsites close enough to the host cities to use as a base for your Rugby World Cup experience in 2023.

England Rugby World Cup winners 2003
England are hoping to replicate their 2003 World Cup victory.

Make sure to book early, as we're predicting pitch availability to be scarce especially around match days, with many sites likely to impose a minimum stay period. We've also noticed a post-pandemic trend of campsites moving to a dynamic pricing model (similar to how airlines increase their seat price as the plane fills.) Expect pitch prices to be higher than you might have experienced in previous years.


Countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2023


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The Home Nations - 2023 Fixtures

England play in Pool D, along with Japan, Argentina, Samoa and Chile with matches taking place in Marseille, Nice and Lille.

Wales face Australia, Fiji, Georgia and the winner of the final qualification round in Pool C; their matches are being staged in Bordeaux, Nice, Lyon and Nantes.

Scotland are playing their Pool B matches in Marseille, Nice, Lille and at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis, Paris. They are competing against South Africa, Tonga, Romania and Ireland!

Also in Pool B are Ireland, who will be playing their match against Romania in Bordeaux and against Tonga in Nantes; they face South Africa and Scotland in the Stade de France.

Pool A contains New Zealand, France, Italy, Uraguay and Namibia with matches taking place in Lille, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Saint-Etienne and at the iconic Stade de France.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux is undeniably one of France’s ‘must see’ cities and now it has a superior campsite. Adjacent to the exhibition centre and beside Bordeaux Lac...

Lille

Ferme des Saules is a family-friendly site, half a kilometre from the Belgian border and 20 minutes' drive from Ypres. Guests are welcome to wander...

Lyon

This is a short stay, city site just off the A6 autoroute and within easy reach of Lyon centre. Kept busy with overnight trade, the...

Marseille

Camping de Ceyreste is located on the edge of an extensive pine forest in the heart of Provence, a five minute drive from the beach...

Nantes

Nantes Camping is a modern, well equipped site with several types of pitch and different types of accommodation to rent. It lies within the city...

Nice

Camping la Camassade is a beautiful rural site set on a hillside in Provence, just 10 minutes drive from the medieval village of Tourrettes-Sur Loup...

Saint-Étienne

This spacious, attractive and extremely well cared for site, between Lyon and Valence in the Rhone Alpes, is enhanced by a variety of trees planted...

Saint-Denis

This Huttopia site is rather different. When the French owners visited Canada and experienced ‘back to nature’ camping, they were so impressed that they decided...

Toulouse

If the South-West of France your next holiday destination. If you plan to discover the Cathar country or the area around the Canal du Midi...

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