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In Toulouse, rugby is enjoyed all year round. From major international matches to local derbies and festivals, Toulouse lives along with rugby, from sevens, to league to union!

Toulouse, a hotspot for rugby enthusiasts

The European Rugby Champions Cup

This european competition is the reason why Stade Toulousain has so many stars on its shirt. When the Ernest-Wallon stadium hosts Champions Cup matches, Toulouse takes on the atmosphere of an international campus with English, Irish and Welsh supporters all finding a happy home in the pubs of the French Pink City. Whether you’re a fan of one team or the other, the 3rd half brings all supporters together under the same banner: rugby and its values "respect, friendliness and conviviality".

The Top 14

The national championship honours its winner with the most famous trophy: the Brennus Shield. It’s the one that makes a tour of the bars in Place Saint-Pierre the day after the victory, the one that is held aloft on the balcony of Le Capitole, the one that makes the crowd jump to the tune of "Qui ne saute pas n'est pas tou-lou-sain!”, the one that the Stade Toulousain team has lifted no less than 21 times! Waiting for the trophy to be back in Toulouse, why not enjoy your trip to Toulouse to go seat in the lively Stade Ernest-Wallon for a TOP 14 fixture?

The World Rugby Sevens Series

The French rugby sevens team is a regular at the Olympic Games and the sport is becoming more and more popular on the French Territory. In 2023, for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Toulouse will host some of the competition's matches with teams from all around the world from May 12th to 14th, as the French Stage of the competition.

The Rugby World Cup

In 2023, from 8th September to 22nd October, the Rugby World Cup will take place in France and Toulouse will host 5 of the tournament’s matches at Le Stadium. As a true "Spirit of Rugby" destination, Toulouse is undoubtedly the perfect place to celebrate this event! #RWC2023

The Rugby Festivals

The Toulouse Rugby Festival

Every mid-June, The Toulouse Rugby Festival brings the turf to Toulouse's famous square and invites everyone to come and play rugby. Beginners' courses, activities, five-on-five touch rugby games and, of course, tournaments, are all part of this summer highlight. The Place du Capitole is transformed into a huge rugby pitch, to delight little rugby enthusiasts and older alike! 
June 2023 - Place du Capitole

Le WateRugby Sud de France

A floating rugby field on the River Garonne, between the Pont-Neuf and the Dôme de la Grave, with the Hôtel-Dieu as a backdrop... Could there be a more beautiful setting than the Garonne for a unique game of "water rugby"? This is the place to be if you want to have fun and meet lots of former international players. The tournaments are open to all, you just have to be prepared to get well and truly wet....
September - Port de la Daurade

A perfect itinerary for Rugby Lovers

Toulouse, budget-friendly destination, has plenty on offer to suit every occasion with a city break mixing culture, gastronomy, science and sport. If you're willing to set off and explore Toulouse over a weekend, to discover what the true spirit of rugby actually stands for, check our page!
Toulouse foodie and rugby destination

Toulouse by night © Rémi Deligeon
Rémi Deligeon - Agence d'Attractivité Toulouse

Where can you watch the match?

If the team is not playing at home or if you don't have a ticket to the match, head to the bars that show live games and mingle with an army of passionate fans. Check out some of our favorites!

Café Oz, Rue Gabiel-Péri. This Australian pub has a busy sporting calendar.
The Black Lion pub Allée Paul-Feuga. Gastronomy and sport create a heady mix.
The Danu pub, Place Dupuy. 8 screens indoors and another 2 outside.
Le Seventies Port Saint-Étienne, opposite the Canal du Midi. Pub and pool hall.
Le Café des Sports at the casino-theatre Barrière on the île du Ramier. Countless big screens above the bar.

And of course the Stade Toulousain fan’s favourite bar: Le Rouge et Noir, 3 Rue du Pont Saint-Pierre, in the Saint-Cyprien Quarter or the famous Place saint-Pierre for it's unique atmosphere.

Where can you enjoythe famous 3rd half?

Place Saint-Pierre, of course! On the banks of the Garonne, with a view of the Dôme de la Grave, the square offers an ideal playground for all supporters. From Chez Tonton to the Basque Bar, via the Saint-Pierre, a great atmosphere is always guaranteed. On the rugby fixtures' evenings, the square feels like a festival!

Superleague Toulouse Olympique XIII © Rémi Deligeon
Rémi Deligeon - Agence d'Attractivité Toulouse
Stade Toulousain match © Rémi Deligeon
WateRugby, rugby sur Garonne
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