When we think of sport in France we must mention the famous Parc de Princes stadium in the south west area of the city and home to the Parisian soccer club Paris Saint Germain (PSG). Before the Stade de France stole the limelight, the Parc de Princes was the top dog when it came to sporting events in the capital. With a seating capacity of nearly fifty thousand, the grand stadium can generate a great atmosphere to spur on any team that needs a lift. It is a monument to sport in France and has boasted some of the greatest events in French sports history. The old stadium was an Olympic site and has hosted two FIFA World Cups, UEFA European Championships finals, UEFA Champions League finals, UEFA Cup finals, over a hundred matches of the France national football team, French Cup finals, League Cup finals, Rugby Top 14 tournament finals, numerous Five Nations Championships, US Figure Skating championship finals and Tour de France finishes. Wow, that is quite a lot of events, but when you visit here you can feel the history. The stadium was also the venue for the first live sports report in France and has even held boxing championships and numerous music concerts.
So when you are in the area, pay a visit to one of the most famous sporting venues in Paris where it is nearby other great attractions such as A World in A Pan
, Aquaboulevard Water Park
and the Eiffel Tower
. Enjoy a sporting weekend away with hotels close by such as Best Western Eiffel Auteuil
, Radisson Blu Hotel, Paris-Boulogne
and Holiday Inn Paris-Auteuil