Visit the Stade de France in Paris Saint-Denis

Pelin YILDIZ aktualisiert am 01/06/2023
Stade de France in Paris Saint-Denis (Editorial)

During your trip to Paris, if you want to participate to a breathtaking event, surrounded by thousands of people cheering up all together, the Stade de France is the place to be. The Stade de France is the largest football & rugby stadium in France and fifth largest stadium in Europe with 80 698 seats. 

In the Stade de France, you can be part of the biggest events of France, including football and rugby plays but also concerts and music events.

If you want to know everything about this magical place located in the north of Paris, continue reading. We will provide you a complete guide of the Stade de France with useful informations and history about it.

What can I do at Stade de France in Paris ?

You can visit the largest stadium of France either with a proffessional guide or by your own pace.

As said previously, the stadium is used for international music concerts, other sporting events and shows.

Some musicians performed in the stadium are Madonna, Rihanna, Coldplay, ACDC, Beyonce, Jay Z, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Metallica, Guns'n Roses, U2, The Rolling Stones, Eminem and many others.

The best thing you can do in the Stade De France is to participate to an event that you will enjoy, either in sport or in entertainment. To do so, you would have to plan it in advance and book your ticket very quickly. 

Stade de France in Paris

Entrance, Tickets and Tours to the Stade de France ?

  • Tickets :  Event tickets are provided on special secured platforms linked below. If you didn't have time to plan it in advance, the stadium also provides a safe reselling marketplace to buy tickets from people who changed their mind and can't go to an event anymore.
  • Stade de France Tickets
  • Reselling Marketplace of Tickets
  • Tours : You can visit the stadium with a professional guide to hear about the architectural information, see the private places and the museum of the legendary stadium. This takes 1.5 hour with French and English options.
  • Stade de France Tour

How to get to the Stade de France ?

The Stade de France is situated in the Northern Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis that has an easy access of the City.

Parking is a problem if you don't have a reserved parking space. There are limited number of parking spaces which holds about 3000 cars. 

Most of the spectators use public transport to get there. It is easily reached from both RER-B and RER-D Stade de France stations. RER trains are speciallt chartered for the matches.

Metro : (M) (13) and (T) (8), by Saint-Denis - Porte de Paris station - RER :  Line B, station La Plaine Stade de France, Line D, station Stade de France 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Is it possible to visit Stade de France?

Yes, it is possible to visit Stade de France by yourself or in groups.

Are cameras allowed in Stade de France?

The "compact" cameras are accepted (without an interchangeable lens) , either digital or film.

How big is Stade de France?

Its seating capacity of 80,698 makes it the eighth-largest stadium in Europe.

Can you drink alcohol in Stade de France?

It is possible to buy soft alcoholic beverage in the stadium but any drinks from outside are not allowed.

History of the Stade de France

Stade de France in Paris in France

It was built in 1995 while France was a candidate to organize the 1998 FIFA World Cup. It was opened on January 28, 1998 by Jacques Chirac, President of the Republic. The first match was between France and Spain.

The Stade de France is the world's largest modulable stadium designed by a group of architects named Michel Macary, Michel Regembal, Claude Constantini and Aymeric Zublena. It has a unique style with its ellipse-shaped roof symbolizing the universality of sports.

It housed UEFA Champions League finals in 2000 and 2006. Lille OSC played all of the European Cup matches here in 2005-2006.

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Contact & Map

  • Address : Stade de France, 93200 Saint-Denis, France
  • Opening Hours : Check them here : Official Website of Stade de France 
  • Public Transport :  Metro 13 and Tramway 8, RER Line B, station La Plaine Stade de France, Line D, station Stade de France.
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