Ready to party, rugby lovers ? Place de la Concorde will host a whole village dedicated to
rugby during the World Cup organized in France
. The « Village Rugby » will be open during the whole competition, from September 8th to October 28th. All the matches will take place at the Stade de France but
there is no doubt that the party will be in the heart of Paris, thanks to
Village Rugby !
This village, initiated by the
City of Paris, as part of an agreement with France 2023, will be able to open
its doors to at least 15 000 people in secure conditions and up to
39 000 during the opening day and in case the french teams qualifies for the
Don't forget your bottle !
Remember to bring your water bottle !
In collaboration with Eau de Paris, several water fountain spaces are placed in the village. Visitors are invited to bring their own bottle, with a maximum capacity of 75 ml. Glass water bottles are not permitted.
On the menu : two
giant screens right on the Village in order to broadcast the matches of this
World Cup (for the opening game France vs New Zealand, there will be four
screens). Guests will find two sports fields for entertainment, photo booths,
the official « France 2023 » store , exhibitions and a central stage
which will welcome the opening show, some DJ sets as well as sports and cultural
performances, all of this during the opening days. Parisians and visitors will be able to eat in the catering area, with food trucks and french restaurant « Le Bouillon ».
Also, RMC, a national
radio station, will have a spot in the Village in order to broadcast live all
of their radio shows, open to the public. They will present their oh-so-famous
« Le Super Moscato Show ».
Designed in the shape of the
rugby ball, the Village will entirely be accessible and suitable for disabled
and reduced mobility persons. The circulation in the village, the food areas, the
broadcasting spots as well as the entertainment and initiation areas will also all be accessible to
people with disabilities. 120 volunteers will be mobilized on the Village
Rugby, amongst which several with disabilities.
The City of Paris
is pursuing a policy to fight against plastic pollution by leading an ambitious
goal : to ban using single-use plastic by 2024. The Village
Rugby Paris will take Several measures will be taken on the Village Rugby, such as :
Each opening day, several
workshops will be organized for kids and their parents in order to promote sustainable
The Village Rugby
will be open - with no entrance fee - every Thursday for the French team matches and every Friday,
Saturday et Sunday from 2pm until 11.30pm.
The Village Rugby will be open free of charge each Thursday for the French team matches and every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until 11.30pm. It will be located on the eastern side of the Place de la Concorde which will be closed for traffic between the Jardin des Tuileries and the center of Place de la Concorde.
The east side is already closed but the access to the Jardin des Tuileries is open. The Village will be set-up and dismantled during weekdays and noice disturbances will not exceed 10pm. The renowned and emblematics candelabras on the Place de la Concorde will exceptionally be removed and stored during the competition.
Paris will also be the only host territory of the Wheelchair Rugby World
Cup, a booming sport and Paralympic discipline. Organized in France for the
first time, it will take place from Monday October 16th to Sunday October 22nd,
2023 at the Halle Carpentier (13th) and at the Accor Arena (12th) for the final