Rugby World Cup 2023

L'Apero Events


L’apéro is the part of the day when the French convene for a drink, often over small plates of food.  We’re adopting this maxim to deliver your RWC2023 pre-game entertainment in true MSG style. 

Before each matchday we’ll gather our fans in an exciting and innovative venue to enjoy each other’s company: included as standard in YOUR package.  This may not necessarily be on the day of the game, as we appreciate you all have varying pre-match routines.  Whether it’s pre or post-game, enjoy time with fellow fans in a relaxed atmosphere that builds the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2023.

Take a look at our venues and dates, including the key information you need to know to prepare for each event.  Please note that access is granted only to clients on MSG packages with L’apero included as part of the tour service.


France v New Zealand (08/09/2023)

Ireland v South Africa (23/09/2023)

Ireland v Scotland (07/10/2023)

Quarter-Finals (14/10/2023)

Semi-Finals (20/10/2023) (21/10/2023)

RWC2023 Final (28/10/2023)

12:00h – 15:30h

Our L’apero lunch takes place at the famed Chez Francoise restaurant in central Paris.  Located across the bridge from Place de la Concorde – home to Paris’s RWC2023 Rugby Village – the venue is suitably located adjacent to the RER line that takes fans direct to Stade de France.

Arrive at noon for a 12:30h 3-course set menu lunch with 1/2 bottle of wine per person.  Join other MSG fans as we build towards the excitement of today’s fixture at France’s national stadium.

The event concludes at 15:00h

Includes: set menu lunch and 1/2 bottle of wine and still/sparkling water plus Metro ticket to Stade de France.  Additional drinks at own cost.

Venue:  https://chezfrancoise.com/

Dress code: rugby (wear your jersey with pride)

Directions: Adjacent to Metro station ‘Invalides’

Plan your route using City Planner app.


Wales v Fiji (10/09/2023)

13:00h – 18:00h

Join Welsh and Irish fans at this exclusive MSG pre-game event held at Stade Bordelais Rugby Club.

Commencing at 1300h, your afternoon event includes lunch and a welcome drink with entertainment provided by a local band and guest speakers from the world of rugby.

Support our touring team from Wales – Coleg Gwent – who play a double header touring fixture against their U18 counterparts from Stade Bordelais. 

Coaches will depart for the stadium from 1800h, dropping fans within walking distance to the Matmut Stadium.  Please note that no transportation is included back to your hotel via coach.  Bordeaux’s efficient tram system runs back to the city after each RWC fixture.

Make your way to the event via tram on the D-line from Quinconces, the main connecting tram hub in the centre of Bordeaux.  Hop off at Sainte-Germaine and walk 200m to the visible rugby stadium.

Venue:  10 Route du Médoc, 33110 Le Bouscat

Dress code: rugby (wear your jersey with pride)

Directions: D-line tram from Quinconces to Sainte-Germaine (€1.70pp)

Plan your route using City Planner app.


England v Argentina (09/09/2023)

Scotland v South Africa (09/09/2023)

Quarter-Finals (14/10/2023)

12:00h – 14:00h

Prepare for an EPIC pre-game brunch on board Norwegian Cruise Lines’ docked cruise ship. Hosted by ex-England star Tom May, enjoy the company of both sets of fans over two hours’ entertainment.

Commencing at 12:00h on England’s matchday, your event includes on-board lunch and welcome drink with the opportunity to purchase additional drinks via a token system on deck. Whilst the event concludes at 1400h, you are welcome to say on board until 17:00h when fans are encouraged to make their way to the stadium for the evening’s fixture via the city’s excellent public tram system. 


Venue:  Norwegian Cruise Lines – Marseille Port – Cruise Terminal B

Dress code: rugby (wear your jersey with pride)

Directions: Walk from hotel or take tram to Terminal Croisières

Plan your route using City Planner app.


England v Japan (15/09/2023)

Wales v Portugal (17/09/2023)

17:30h – 20:30h

Situated in the prestigious Bay of Angels, offering a solarium terrace, cozy lounge and restaurant with a sea view, the most famous private beach of Nice welcomes you in the very heart of French Riviera.

Join us for a sundowner drink at 17:30h and party food, featuring entertainment from the world of rugby as we watch day turn to night in the company of fellow fans.  Located in the heart of Nice (opposite the RugbyVillage), you’re in a prime location to enjoy the very best of this enchanting city.

Venue:  Ruhl Plage beach bar


Dress code: rugby (wear your jersey with pride)

Directions: opposite Rugby Village

Plan your route using City Planner app.


Wales v Australia (24/09/2023)

13:00h – 1800h

This regular Rugby World Cup fixture deserves the finest location for Welsh and Aussie fans to mix and mingle before the Pool C thriller.

Maison Grande Large restaurant gets fans close to the stadium, yet offers a tranquil lakeside setting.  We’re inviting fans to join us from 1330h through to 1800h for a buffet and afternoon entertainment with guests from the world of rugby to showcase the big game.

Depart at 1800h on foot for the short walk to the stadium, returning to the city centre by tram after the match

Venue:  Maison Grand Large


60 rue Francisco Ferrer 69150 Décines

Dress code: rugby (wear your jersey with pride)

Directions: Take Tram C from Gare Part-Dieu Villette to Decines (7 stops – €1.90pp).  Restaurant is a 4-minute walk from Decines tram stop.

Plan your route using City Planner app.


Wales v Georgia (07/10/2023)

Japan v Argentina (08/10/2023)

10:00h – 12:30h

Event for both matches takes place on 07/10/2023

Join us from 10:00h to warm up for this afternoon’s final Pool C encounter between Wales and Georgia

We’ll be profiling this table-topping encounter with The Attacking Scrum Podcast, recording a live show with guests from the world of rugby. Enjoy a rustic pizza and local blonde beers on us as we warm ourselves up for the journey via tram to the Stade de la Beaujoire. Our hosts extend a warm welcome to all fans post-match to celebrate what we hope will be a strong Wales victory

Venue: La Chaumiere
59 Bd Gustave Roch, 44200 Nantes


Dress code: rugby (wear your jersey with pride)

Directions: Walking distance from tram stop Vincent Gache

Plan your route using City Planner app.

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