Rugby World Cup 2023 in Nice: how to make the most of your stay?

Rugby World Cup 2023 in Nice: how to make the most of your stay?

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In September 2023, the city of Nice will be hosting matches for the Rugby World Cup. This not-to-be-missed sporting event is the perfect opportunity to spend a few days under the Côte d'Azur sun! Choosing accommodation, activities... To make your Rugby World Cup holiday unforgettable, the Hotel Locarno team would like to give you 3 tips for a successful sporting break in Nice. 


When are the Rugby World Cup matches in Nice?

Pool C: Wales - winner of the final tournament: Saturday, September 16

Pool D: England - Japan: Sunday, September 17 

Pool A: Italy - Americas 1: Wednesday, September 20

Pool B: Scotland - Asia/Pacific 1 Sunday, September 24


  1. Choosing the right hotel for the Rugby World Cup

Choosing the right hotel is essential to the success of your stay in Nice

Location is an important factor. During the Rugby World Cup, the Allianz Riviera stadium must be within easy reach of your hotel. The stadium is a little out of the way, so we advise you to choose a hotel that is within easy reach of the stadium by public transport. 

To make the most of your holiday in Nice, your hotel should also be close to the city centre, so that you can make the most of the city's must-sees: Place Masséna, avenue Jean Médecin, Nice's old town ("Vieux Nice"), Colline du Château, Promenade des Anglais...

As well as location, other factors to consider if you want to make the most of your Côte d'Azur break include room choice, customer reviews and price.

Just 40 minutes by tram from the Allianz Riviera stadium, 1 minute's walk from the Promenade des Anglais and close to the city centre, Hotel Locarno is the perfect 3-star hotel for your stay in Nice during the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

How to get to the Allianz Riviera stadium from Hotel Locarno Nice?

Take line 2 in the direction of CADAM/Airport to the Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen stop, just below the hotel. Get off at the Grand Arénas stop, then take line 3 towards St Isidore to the Stadium stop.  You're there! 

 Address: Boulevard des Jardiniers, 06200 Nice

Hotel Locarno for your stay for the rugby World Cup - Credit : Summer Hotels 
  1. Discover Nice

September is the perfect month to enjoy the capital of the Côte d'Azur. With fewer tourists than at the height of summer, and the weather as good as ever, it's the perfect time to visit Nice

To make the most of your stay in Nice, before your rugby match or after a frenzied evening at the stadium, indulge in the authentic Nissa la Bella. The Hotel Locarno team invites you to:

  • Take a stroll or do some sport on the Promenade des Anglais in the morning. Perfect for enjoying the first rays of sunshine of the day. Nice's legendary promenade is just 200 metres from your 3-star hotel.
  • Stroll through the streets of Nice's old town ("Vieux Nice") 
  • Go shopping on the Avenue Jean Médecin 
  • Climb the Colline du Château to admire the splendid view over Nice and the Baie des Anges. Our favourite time of the day: sunset.

The Promenade des Anglais - Credit : Summer Hotels 
  1. Visit the National Sports Museum and the Allianz Riviera stadium for a real sporting experience  

What to do during your stay in Nice for the Rugby World Cup?

Right next to the Allianz Riviera stadium, the National Sports Museum takes you on a journey through the history of sport, from its origins to the present day. The museum exhibits a large collection of objects covering all sports. The museum is modern and interactive. So it's a popular place to visit, even for those less keen on cultural outings.

Guided visit of the Allianz Riviera Stadium - Credit : National Museum of Sport 


When you visit the museum, you can also discover the Allianz Riviera stadium. It's a guided tour that takes you behind the scenes of Nice's legendary stadium, normally off-limits to the public. Discover the changing rooms, press rooms, VIP areas... The place every rugby and football fan dreams of visiting! 

For a weekend or a week, on your own, with friends or family, Nice is sure to offer you an unforgettable Rugby World Cup experience. All you have to do is take our tips (and choose your hotel room!) Take advantage of a 15% discount by booking directly on our official website and using code DIRECT.