Best Stade de France Tours in Paris

The tour that no football fan or sports fan in general can miss. Join me on this complete and exclusive tour of one of the most important stadiums in the world.

Verónica Álvarez

Verónica Álvarez

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Best Stade de France Tours in Paris

Stade de France in Paris | ©Nabil Molinari

If you're visiting this beautiful city and want to tour one of Paris ' most sought-after attractions for sports fans, you can't miss the world-famous Stade de France.

The Stade de France in Paris was one of the venues of the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2016 and is one of the most modern stadiums in Europe. In addition to its attractive architectural style, the technology and features make this stadium a reference both at European and world level.

The most complete option

Paris Stade de France Guided Tour

The most complete tour including entrance to the Museum

You will tour the Stade de France in its entirety, with access to exclusive behind-the-scenes locations and the Museum with a professional guide who will tell you all the details you want to know.

Recommended if... you are a sports fan.

In this super complete tour you will go all over the stadium accompanied by a specialised guide, who will also take you behind the scenes, which is not open to the general public, making this tour a unique opportunity.

You will also have exclusive access to the Stade de France Museum in Paris where you will be able to see a wide collection of objects that are part of the history of this stadium and of French sporting history.

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How do I book a tour of the Stade de France in Paris?

Booking your trip| ©Vlada Karpovich
Booking your trip| ©Vlada Karpovich

You can book tours to the Stade de France at the stadium or online at Hellotickets.

From my point of view the online booking in a specialised company is the most convenient because you have more options to find the date you want and in addition, there are usually significant discounts on the prices of tickets to various attractions, including the Stade de France.

Another option is to buy your tour ticket in person at the Stade de France ticket office, but this is the least recommended way of all, because it means that you have left it to the last minute to buy your tickets and you will almost certainly not find a place, at least during the high season.

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What is a guided tour of the Stade de France like?

At the Stade de France| ©Guilhem Vellut
At the Stade de France| ©Guilhem Vellut

The starting point for this tour is the Stade de France tent where you will meet your guide and the rest of the tour group. From there, you will walk around the st adium and your guide will tell you all the details about the architecture, features and events that have taken place there over the years.

The guided tour also includes a behind-the-scenes look at the private areas of the stadium, which cannot be entered by the general public and can only be visited on this type of private tour.

After you have finished your tour of the stadium and its private areas, you will move on to the second stage of your tour, the Museum. In the museum, whose entrance is included in the price of the tour, you will be able to see a huge amount of objects related to the history of the stadium and the main sports played there, football and rugby. The Stade de France is the home of the French national rugby team, one of the best in the world and all the international rugby matches of the national team are played there, when France hosts.

After you have finished visiting the museum, the tour is finished, but before you leave you can stop by the shop again to take some souvenirs with you.

Interesting details about this tour

  • Price: from approximately 17 euros per person.
  • Duration: about 1 hour and a half.
  • Means of transport: you must arrive by your own means, metro, bus, car or taxi.
  • Advantages of this option: also includes entrance to the Stade de France Museum and a behind-the-scenes tour in the price.
  • Disadvantages of this option: only available in two languages, French and English.

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What will I see on the Stade de France tour?

Inside the Stade de France| ©Sylvain
Inside the Stade de France| ©Sylvain

The Stade de France with its impressive contemporary architectural style seats 80,000 people and hosts the most important national and international football and rugby events. It also hosts the biggest shows such as concerts by Madonna, the Rolling Stones, ACDC and Beyoncé. The [calendar of shows at the Stade de France](Official Stade de France ticket office: concerts ({target="_blank" rel="noopener"} is very varied and you may be able to attend one during your trip to Paris.

During your visit you will see not only the playing field but also the changing rooms, the private boxes, the benches where the substitutes and the technical staff of the different teams sit, among other places.

In the Museum you will see a complete collection of the trophies that France has won mainly in football and objects related to the sporting and cultural events that have taken place at the Stade de France since its inauguration in 1998, on the occasion of the World Cup that France hosted. If you are travelling with children, they will really enjoy this tour, you can also have fun with them in some of the activities to do with children in Paris, there is something for everyone.

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Miscellaneous from the Stade de France in Paris

Here are some of the historical facts that make the Stade de France a must-see for sports and culture fans:

  • On 2 July 1992, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) selected France to host the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
  • At that time, there was no stadium capable of hosting an event of more than 45,000 people in Paris and so the French government undertook to build an 80,000-seater stadium capable of hosting the most popular international sporting events.
  • After 31 months of construction work, the Stade de France was inaugurated with a friendly football match between France and Spain
  • The following events have taken place at the Stade de France: the 1998 Football World Cup, the 2003 World Athletics Championships, the 2007 Rugby World Cup, three Champions League finals, the 2010 Heineken Cup Final (now called the European Rugby Champions Cup) and the.
  • UEFA Euro 2016.
  • The Stade de France is also scheduled to host ten matches during Rugby World Cup 2023 (which is held in France) and will host some events during the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (also held in France). Tickets for the rugby tournament- are now on sale
    .- The Stade de France is the stadium that has hosted the largest number of prestigious sporting events in the world.
  • Since its inauguration, the Stade de France has hosted more than 500 special events and some 35 million spectators


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How do I get to the Stade de France?

Paris Metro| ©QbiT
Paris Metro| ©QbiT

Getting to the Stade de France is quite simple as all public transport stops near the stadium. The address of the Stade de France is Stade de France 93200 Saint Denis, France GPS : Latitude : 48.918 / Longitude : 2.351.

How do I get to the Stade de France by suburban train?

There are two suburban train stops near the Stade de France, line B and line D.

  • If you are travelling on line B: you must get off at La Plaine Stade de France station. The journey to the stop takes 4 minutes from Gare du Nord and 8 minutes from Châtelet. The frequency of trains is one train every three minutes, but this can vary depending on the events taking place and the day of the week, so it is best to check with the train company on the day of your visit. The last train leaves at 12:41am, but it is also advisable to check this information on the day of your tour.

  • If you are travelling on line D: you should get off at the Stade de France - St Denis stop. The journey takes 5 minutes from Gare du Nord and 9 minutes from Châtelet. A train is supposed to run every 6 minutes depending on the events taking place, but I insist that it is better to check this information with the company on the day you plan to go, as it may vary. The departure time of the last train is 12:31 a.m. Check all the details about [train schedules and prices in Paris](SNCF – Timetables, Trains, Traffic, Services, International | SNCF){target="_blank" rel="noopener"}, so you can organise your itinerary.

How do I get to the Stade de France by metro?

You can use metro lines 12 and 13 as follows.

  • If you use line 13 you will get off at St Denis - Porte de Paris
    Station. - The journey takes 16 minutes from Saint-Lazare station, 20 minutes from Invalides and 25 minutes from Montparnasse. There is a train every 3 minutes depending on events and the last train leaves at 1:40 on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 12:40 on other days of the week.

  • If you use line 12 you must get off at Aubervilliers - Saint-Denis Front Populaire station. The train takes 15 minutes to reach the station from Saint-Lazare station and 30 minutes from Montparnasse. The scheduled frequency is one train every 5 minutes depending on events and the last train leaves at 12:35

It is advisable to check both the frequency and departure times on the day you are making this journey directly with the metro company.

If this is your first visit to Paris and you still don't know how to get around the city, check out the ways of getting around Paris and you'll see that it's very easy to get to all the places of interest.

It's very easy to travel by metro, there are detailed maps of the underground lines. If you still have any doubts, learn how to use the Paris metro in the simplest way.

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Are tickets for the Stade de France tour included in a tourist pass?

Tickets to the Stade de France are included in the Paris Pass, which in addition to free entry to the Stade de France gives you many other benefits.

The Paris Pass makes it much easier to organise your itinerary when visiting Paris, because it gives you free entry to many places of interest such as museums and monuments.

In those museums where you don't get free entry with the card, you will almost certainly get some kind of discount or benefit. You will also get discounts in shops, restaurants, transport and some shows.

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Advantages of taking a guided tour of the Stade de France in Paris vs. doing it on your own

Concert at the Stade de France| ©Pascal
Concert at the Stade de France| ©Pascal

The only tours available at the Stade de France are guided tours, it is not possible to visit the stadium on your own, unless you are going to an event, but in that case it would not be a full stadium tour but only access to the match or show.

If you are planning to go to a match or show at the Stade de France in Paris during your stay in the city you should know that you will not be able to see the behind the scenes of the stadium or the museum unless you buy a ticket for the guided tour.

The guided tour of the Stade de France in Paris is very worthwhile if you are a fan of sports and sports history because you will be able to enter places that the normal public cannot enter and you will have an extensive explanation of everything about the stadium, from the architecture, to historical facts of interest.

What other activities can I do near the Stade de France?

Bleachers| ©Sylvain
Bleachers| ©Sylvain

The Stade de France is located in the Plaine Commune region. In addition to the Stade de France, in the Plaine Commune you can visit the Saint-Ouen market, which is the largest flea market in the world.

The market covers more than 7 hectares, with around 2,200 stalls and boutiques offering a unique spectacle that seduces bargain hunters and visitors in general.

You can find all the traditional antiques, such as furniture, bronze statues, lamps, crockery, jewellery, toys, books, magazines and clothes, among other things. You can also go in search of more unusual pieces, such as scientific apparatus, marine objects and collectors' items of the most varied origins.

Another of the points of interest you can visit in the Plaine Commune is the Basilica of Saint Denis, dedicated to the first Bishop of Paris who was martyred and beheaded in the 2nd century AD. This basilica has beautiful stained glass windows and the crypts can also be visited.

You can also enjoy the other sides of the city on one of the best tours of Paris.

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Tips for your visit to the Stade de France

Sunset at the Stade de France| ©Christian LEMÂLE
Sunset at the Stade de France| ©Christian LEMÂLE

Here are some tips for your trip to Paris to make it easier to organise everything.

  • Book your tickets in advance.

  • Arrive a few minutes before the tour starts so you can be close to the guide and listen to all the explanations.

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes because you will be doing a lot of walking.

  • If you take the tour in summer, wear sunscreen because you will be walking around the outdoor playground.

  • Try to use public transport, it's quicker and easier than going by car.