A welcoming nation
France world champion in hosting sporting events
Women’s Football World Cup in 2019, the Alpine Skiing World Championships, the Rugby World Cup and the European Judo Championships in 2023.
In 2024, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and in 2025, the Badminton World Championships and the UEC European Road Championships.
The 2023 edition of the Rugby World Cup
2.4 million spectators were in the stadiums for the tournament. An average of 50,000 spectators per match.
Over 600 000 foreign visitors attended in the French stadiums.
16.5 million viewers on TF1 for France against South Africa
World Rugby – Médiamétrie – 2023
Every year, France organizes some of the world's major sporting events
Roland-Garros, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Tour de France, the Vendée Globe, the Paris marathon, and the French Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has contributed up to €284 million to the French economy
Assessment on the environmental and socio-economic impact of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019
Roland-Garros generates 4,700 jobs
with the Ile de France/Paris region benefiting from around €300 million
French Tennis Federation
Audience record in 2023
42.5 million people watched the Tour de France on Francetv, compared with 33 million in 2019.