France is considered one of the strongest rugby nations in Europe. Though France isn't always thought of as a rugby nation, rugby union is the most popular sport in the southern half of the country and the nation's second most popular team sport overall.
Each year France competes against England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales in the Six Nations Championship. This annual competition sees rugby fans book hotels and travel by air, train, bus and boat to see their team in action.
The major domestic competition in France is the Top 14, a professional rugby union league that sees the top teams in France battle it out every year. Apart from two teams in Paris, the current clubs of the Top 14 are all located in the South of France. Any fans looking to book flights to France to see any of these teams play are advised to take flights to the international airports in Lyon, Toulouse and Nice.
The home of the French national rugby union team is the impressive Stade de France in Paris. Fans travelling here to see a game often book hotels nearby and turn the event into a short holiday, soaking up some Parisian culture as well as the game.