The 2023 Rugby World Cup exhibition train stops at Avignon station

Leaving Lille on July 21, the Rugby World Cup 2023 exhibition train was at Avignon station this Wednesday. It was his thirtieth step. The opportunity for many Vauclusians to start getting into the World Cup mood, like Matthieu, with a smile on his face and the France team jersey on his back. “I came today. I asked my employer to leave work for an hour and he accepted, I’m so happy!”

Like him, there are several visitors who come to discover this exhibition made up of four cars with four different universes. In the first, Patrick discovers virtual reality for the first time. “This is completely crazy ! I felt like I was at the stadium, with the players, we are completely immersed, I don’t regret !” In the helmet, Patrick is at the opening ceremony, in the middle of the players of the XV of France and he sings La Marseillaise.

The Webb Ellis trophy to end the visit in style

For Caroline Califano, director of the Marseille sites for the France 2023 organizing committee, the objective is precisely “to allow as many French people as possible to benefit from the Rugby World Cup, through the experiences offered. in the train.”

Fans could also try out the scrum with a simulator, or even discover, in the second car, the positive impacts of the World Cup. In the third car, the visitor enters the privacy of the changing rooms, with the discovery of the chickens, anecdotes or even signed jerseys. In the fourth, the history of rugby is detailed. Finally, to end the visit, passengers can admire the Webb Ellis cup, in its Louis Vuitton trunk.

The Webb Ellis Trophy, on display in the Rugby World Cup 2023 exhibition train. ©Radio France
Anouk Caron

When he discovers it, Aurélien 11 years old and rugby player, has eyes that shine “She is incredible.”

The Rugby World Cup will take place from September 8 to October 28, 2023.

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