The Stade de France is the famous national stadium in French sports. Just north of Paris in the district of Saint Denis, the colossal stadium has witness some huge events and some of the greatest moments in French sporting history. With its eighty thousand seating capacity, it makes it one of the largest stadiums in Europe and generates a sound like no other when patriotic French fans roar on their team to victory. It serves as a home for the French national football team and rugby team and so the Stade de France, which is also the name of the top 14 french rugby team.
Some of the major events hosted here include the 2003 World athletics Championship, the 2000 and 2006 Champions League Football Finals, the 1999 and 2007 Rugby World Cup and of course the 1998 FIFA World Cup of football where France won the famous trophy for the first time in their history. Of course this great stadium is going to attract sports fans on days when there are no games so guided tours are offered which give a comprehensive view of the whole satium from the President’s box to the changing rooms. And what stadium tour would be complete without a walk down the tunnel towards the pitch.
Even if you are not a fan of sports, this is definitely an attraction worth checking out. Near the Stade de France are other great attractions such as Cite des Sciences at de l Industrie
, Sacre Coeur
and La Villette
. Enjoy the great sporting occasions with luxury hotels nearby such as Courtyard By Marriott Paris Saint Denis Hotel
, Suite Novotel Paris Porte de la Chapelle
, Adagio Access Saint Denis Pleyel