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What you need to know about BORDEAUX for the rugby World Cup 2023

Bordeaux, the Pearl of Aquitaine

Welcome to Bordeaux, the Pearl of Aquitaine! Known worldwide for its exquisite wine, historic buildings and vibrant cultural life, Bordeaux is a destination that offers an unforgettable experience to all its visitors. Today, we are honored to present this magnificent city as one of the hosts of the Rugby World Cup.

Bordeaux, located in southwest France, is one of the country’s largest and most popular cities. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, the city is a perfect blend of history and modernity. Its cobbled streets, 18th-century buildings and contemporary facades provide an exceptional backdrop for the Rugby World Cup.

From the iconic water mirror that reflects the majestic Place de la Bourse, to the Cité du Vin that celebrates the richness of Bordeaux wine, Bordeaux is a true jewel that will captivate the heart of every visitor. What’s more, the city is also renowned for its passion for rugby. With its modern stadium, the Matmut Atlantique, which can accommodate up to 42,000 spectators, Bordeaux is ready to thrill fans from all over the world.

During the Rugby World Cup, Bordeaux promises not only top-level rugby, but also a host of unique activities and experiences. Whether you’re a rugby fan or simply a curious traveler, Bordeaux offers a unique opportunity to combine the thrill of sport with the discovery of exceptional culture and cuisine.

This guide aims to help you prepare for your visit to Bordeaux during the Rugby World Cup. We’ll cover everything from how to get to the city, to the best places to eat, sleep and explore. So, without further ado, let’s get ready to discover Bordeaux, the Pearl of Aquitaine, during this global sporting event.

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