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Rugby in Menton

Rugby fans: stop in Menton

Menton is a town of art and history and the place to be among fans of rugger. It’s home to Vieux-Château Cemetery where the local and foreign families laid to rest here include William Webb Ellis, the inventor of rugby.

Looking towards

the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France

France sets the stage for the a 2023 Rugby Union World Cup from Friday September 8th to Saturday October 28th.

9 cities will host the tournament’s matches: Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Denis and Toulouse

Nice is the Rugby World Cup’s host city with 4 matches at the Allianz Riviera stadium between September 16th and 24th 2023.

Menton is a 30 min drive from Nice (45 minutes by train), making it a prime destination for rugby fans.

Useful information

BY TRAINMenton - Nice Saint-Augustin
  • 45 minute journey
  • L3 tram straight to the stadium
  • Last train from Nice-Ville station: 11.30pm
BY CAR Menton - Stade de Nice
  • 30 minute journey
  • Take the A8 towards Nice
  • Exit junction 52 Nice-Saint-Isidore

Nice Côte-d’Azur Airport is 42km from Menton.

  • Take the National 7 motorway

From Nice

  • Take the 59 exit (Menton) on the A8 motorway

From Italy

  • Take the 59 exit (Menton) on the A8 motorway
  • Follow directions to Menton along the seafront at the Ventimiglia exit

From Nice or Italy

  • Get off at Menton station (TGV, LGV and TER services)
  • Get off at Menton-Garavan station 1km from the Italian border (TER services)