The Rugby World Cup comes to the Relais de la Malmaison
Published on 1 September 2023, dans Not to be missed
A true global event, the Rugby World Cup makes France the centre of the Oval World for more than a month and a half. The best teams from both the southern and northern hemispheres will clash between September 8th and October 28th, 2023, in cities throughout France but especially at the Stade de France, the Parisian venue where the France vs. New Zealand opening match will be played, as well as various group matches and the final stages of the tournament. The Hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison, a veritable haven of greenery on the outskirts of Paris, is proud to play a role in this event, as we welcome several teams and, of course, the fans of this most physically punishing of sports!
A haven for committed teams
The Hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison is ideally located to accommodate the teams competing for the coveted Webb Ellis Cup, the Rugby World Cup winner’s trophy. In fact, our hotel and its country park is located only twenty minutes from the centre of Paris and approximately 25 minutes from the Stade de France, in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis. Throughout the group stages, we have the honour of hosting the Tonga team, which trains ten minutes away in Croissy-sur-Seine. Staying at our establishment, players and their staff benefit from the calm and privacy necessary for peaceful preparation but also from our green spaces and our wellness facilities such as our indoor swimming pool, where they can recover after a gruelling session. On the catering side, we have made the necessary preparations so that we can offer our sporting guests the right foods in the right quantities to meet their specific needs as very high-level athletes. Then, after the preliminary phases, we will welcome a different squad during each final, quarter and half phase. Of course, our team will do everything possible to offer them the perfect welcome and ensure they have the comfort and service essential to their success in the competition!
Enjoy the Rugby World Cup
The Rugby World Cup is an extraordinary event. Once every four years, it brings teams together from all over the world to meet in a single competition. The traditional line-up of the Six Nations Tournament opens up to include Romania, Georgia and Portugal. These nations thus have the opportunity to gain experience, even if their chances of victory remain, according to the experts, rather slim. Likewise, all the very high-level teams from the southern hemisphere are present, beyond the usual ones that dominate the Autumn Internationals. You can attend clashes that are only take place during this competition, such as Uruguay vs. Namibia, Georgia vs. Portugal and Argentina vs. Samoa. What’s more, the festive atmosphere and the fervour of the supporters are not only found in the stadia, but also electrify the places where matches are broadcast, such as bars and pubs. A break in Paris during the World Cup will give you the opportunity to share the tournament’s thrills with rugby fans from all over the world. The Hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison team can tell you all about the best places to go to watch matches in the kind of vibrant atmosphere that adds to the occasion.
The Hotel Le Relais de la Malmaison team is preparing to experience the excitement and satisfaction of hosting participating teams throughout the duration of the Rugby World Cup. We guarantee that we will do everything we possibly can to ensure that our guest athletes find in our hotel all the calm, serenity, attentiveness and kindness essential to their success in the competition. So, until mid-October at least, our hearts will beat as much for the Tongans who will be our guests as they do for the French!
Photo: Melinda Nagy
Relais de la Malmaison, an exceptional setting near Paris