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

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Welcome to Lyon, the Capital of the Gauls, known for its rich history, renowned gastronomy, silks and UNESCO World Heritage architectural heritage. Today, this vibrant city of culture and art de vivre is proud to host the Rugby World Cup, adding to the warm and welcoming atmosphere that characterizes Lyon.

Nestled between two rivers, the Rhône and the Saône, Lyon offers an exceptional panorama, with its hills overlooking the city, notably the Fourvière hill, topped by the Notre-Dame basilica. In addition to its dazzling natural scenery, the city is dotted with architectural treasures, from the typical traboules in Vieux Lyon to the modernity of Confluence.

Lyon is also recognized as the capital of French gastronomy, home to numerous bouchons lyonnais where you can sample local specialties such as coq au vin, quenelle or tarte praline. The city’s importance in the culinary world is further enhanced by its association with world-renowned chefs such as Paul Bocuse.

But beyond its gastronomy and heritage, Lyon is also a city of sport. It has a strong rugby culture, with the LOU Rugby, part of the Top 14 of the French championship. Hosting the Rugby World Cup underlines this passion, and offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover rugby in an enthusiastic environment, supported by a city that loves the sport.

In this guide, we’ll explore how to make the most of your stay in Lyon, from arriving in the city to the exciting World Cup matches, discovering the local cuisine, visiting the sights, immersing yourself in the city’s nightlife and contributing to a more sustainable environment.

Wishing you a wonderful stay in Lyon and an incredible Rugby World Cup experience.

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