France will break new ground when they take their 2024 Guinness Six Nations home games on tour to Marseille, Lille and Lyon.
The 2022 Grand Slam winners will not play at Paris’ Stade de France in 2024, instead getting Rugby’s Greatest Championship off to an explosive start when they take on 2023 winners Ireland under the Friday night lights at Orange Velodrome in Marseille.
Fans can also look forward to a fascinating fixture between Les Bleus and Italy at the Decathlon Arena in Lille in Round 3.
Then, on Super Saturday, France fans in Lyon will get to see the latest edition of a classic Guinness Six Nations rivalry when Fabien Galthié’s side bring their Championship to a close against England at Groupama Stadium.
Les Bleus have played all of their home games at the Stade de France since the Five Nations became six in 2000, with the exception of a clash with Italy in 2018, which took place in Marseille.
In that time, they have won six Championships, including a memorable Grand Slam in 2022.
In the 2023 Guinness Six Nations, France pushed Ireland all the way to Super Saturday but eventually had to settle for second place as Andy Farrell’s side recorded five wins from five.
The Round 1 match in Marseille will be a repeat of a classic that ultimately decided the 2023 Championship.
Ireland beat France 32-19 at Aviva Stadium in Round 2, but the game will be remembered for being one of the highest-quality Guinness Six Nations games ever.
The news rubber stamps an exciting 12 months ahead for French rugby, with the Rugby World Cup set to start in September.
The Orange Velodrome is home to Olympique de Marseille and is one of the most iconic sporting venues in Europe, with a capacity of 67,394.
Principality Stadium will be given a run for its money when France play the Azzurri at the Decathlon Arena, a ground known for its impressive retractable roof.
The stadium, which opened in 2012, is home to Lille OSC and can seat 50,186 spectators.
The Groupama Stadium is home to Olympique Lyonnais and is the newest of the three grounds, having opened in January 2016.