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Campsites for the Rugby World Cup - France 2023

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

2 November 2022
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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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