Football fans should not miss a visit to the Parc des Princes Stadium, the stadium where the famous Parisian football team, Paris Saint-Germain, plays its home matches.
The stadium is located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, in an area entirely dedicated to sport. In fact, the Roland-Garros Stadium, mecca of the world’s most famous tennis tournament, and the Stade Jean-Bouin, where rugby matches are played, are also located here.
Since 1974, with its 48,000 seats, the Parc des Princes Stadium has been the official home of Paris Saint-Germain, the football club formed by the merger of Stade Saint-Germain and Paris FC. The Parisian team has won Ligue 1, the French football championship, several times.
Designed with a modern design by French architect Roger Taillibert, the stadium was inaugurated on 4 June 1972 at the Le Havre – Iris Club Lillois match. In reality, this stadium is much older: founded as a velodrome in 1897, it has undergone several modernisations over time to bring it up to date and provide spectators with all the latest comforts.
PSG, three letters that make the hearts of thousands of fans in France and around the world beat faster. Three letters that are at the heart of the identity of this club, founded in 1970 and now among the big names in Europe, thanks to the feats of world-class players such as Ibrahimovic, Messi, Neymar Jr and Mbappè.
This formula includes a tour lasting a total of 1 hour and 10 minutes that will take you behind the scenes of the stadium: you will see the stands, the VIP boxes of the Borelli stand, the mixed zone, the conference room, the players’ changing rooms, the showers, the massage room, the pitch edge.
In the players’ tunnel, a 3D sound experience recreates as faithfully as possible the players’ entrance onto the pitch. Imagine yourself, for example, with Neymar’s jersey on your shoulders, entering the tunnel leading to the pitch and stepping onto the pitch in front of thousands of fans singing the song ‘Ici, c’est Paris’ in chorus.
The visit continues with the History Room and its impressive collection of PSG jerseys, trophies and archives. The History Room is an ultra-modern museum where you’ll be amazed by the wall of trophies immortalising the Parisians’ successes: from the 1982 Coupe de France to the 2019 French Champion title, via the 1996 European Cup winners’ cup. Although the UEFA Champions League trophy still eludes them, PSG has seven league titles and a record 12 French Cup victories.
On the giant screens, you can see a selection of Paris Saint-Germain’s 25 most beautiful goals. The highlight of the show, an immersive video of around twenty minutes, projected onto six screens simultaneously, retracing the great moments in the club’s history, a vibrant tribute to the fans and PSG’s emblematic players, such as Raí or Pauleta.
Finally, you can access the Arcade VR, a PSG-themed arcade where you will step into the shoes of a real player and experience a highly realistic simulation. You will feel like a real champion training with Thiago Silva, or trying to stop Mbappé’s shots in the guise of goalkeeper Keylor Navas, or flying over the capital using the Birdly simulator.
The stadium tour is structured with the help of an audio guide, which is available in 9 languages. A guide is always present to answer the most curious questions.
The Stadium Tour is open during the school holidays, every weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last departure) and on Friday afternoons, except the day before and the day of the current match.
If you plan to attend a Paris Saint-Germain match, remember to book your ticket well in advance: the stadium almost always sells out for matches on the calendar.Buy tickets for PSG matches
The Parc des Princes Stadium is located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris and is easily accessible by public transport. In particular, it was built in the Auteuil district, right next to the elegant Boulogne-Billancourt, where there are many restaurants and bars.
If you use the metro, you can take Line 9, stop Porte de Saint-Cloud or Line 10, stop Porte d’Auteuil.
For those using the bus, there are lines 22, 62 and 72, Porte de Saint-Cloud stop, or lines 32 and 52, Porte d’Auteuil stop.
If using a car, take the ring road, exit D910-Boulogne.
The Parc des Princes Stadium is located about 10 km from the centre of Paris, in the 16th arrondissement.
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