The Stade de France

Stade de France Designed by 4 architects, Michel Macary, Aymeric Zubléna, Michel Regembla et Claude Costantini, the Stade de France is considered to be the stadium of the third millennium. It boasts 80,000 sheltered seating and is equipped with exceptional facilities: restaurants open for lunch everyday of the week, reception areas, conference and exhibition space, VIP boxes with private terrace, gourmet restaurant… Football (Euro 2016, French cup, French league cup...), rugby, opera, shows, motor sports, concerts… the diversity and quality of the events organised at the Stade de France goes without saying. It is interesting to note that due to its technology, its attractive design and practical aspect, the stadium opens its doors (outside of event days) to both lovers of architecture and sport.

A unique experience: "In the heart of the stadium"

Stade de France - visitorsVisitors are invited to stroll through the museum, to experience again the finest moments of the Stade de France: its construction, events and daily life. A guide then invites them to see the other side of the coin: in the path of their idols, they will let themselves be charmed by the magic of those not-to-be-missed places still soaked in emotion: the side of the pitch, the dressing rooms, the VIP stand…

Interactive events are offered in and around the stadium thus transforming the site into a real leisure land accessible to all. Each summer, the mythical pitch of the Stade de France is turned into a beach and in wintertime, a winter ski resort.
Each year, the most important sporting events take place there: the 6 nations rugby tournament, football finals, athletics meetings…These events are the best guarantee for an intense moment to share with your family. Check out other activities.

In 2023, the Stade de France hosted the Rugby World Cup with eight other stadiums in France. In 2024, the Paris Olympic Games will be held at the stadium as well. And if you are looking for an event in the following months, check out the Six Nations Tournament matches which take place at the beginning of each year.

©Stade de France® - Macary, Zublena et Regembal, Costantini – Architectes, ADAGP – Paris 2012 - Photos ; F.Aguilhon - APF/F.Foucha

Stade de France: opening hours and prices

(Except during sport meetings or other events)

A unique experience 'Au Coeur du Stade' - Guided tour lasts 1h30

French tours - Opening hours all year long

English tours

Prices: 16¤ (adult) / 11¤ (from 5 to 18 years old) / free for children under 5
to benefit from the free child rate, please call  +33 08 25 05 44 05 or email: -

The stadium is open on public holidays such as May 1st (if no events).

Book a hotel near the Stadium or in Paris ?

Are you looking for accommodation near the Stade de France? We offer you a list of hotels near the Stade de France.

Book an apartment during the Olympic Games

You can also consult our selection of hotels located on line B of the RER (accommodation in the Latin Quarter at Saint-Michel, in the center of Paris with Châtelet-les-Halles, in the south of Paris with the Cité Universitaire, in connection with Orlybus at Denfert-Rochereau, etc.), line 13 of the metro, line T8 of the tramway, or around the Gare du Nord Paris (Thalys, Eurostar and TGV line).

hotel near Stade de France, Olympic water center CAO - Saint-Denis - France

Information Stade de France
Tel. +33 (0) 892 700 900 (0,34 ¤/min)

Stade de France
rue Jules Rimet - rue Henri Delaunay
93210 Saint Denis
GPS : Latitude : 48.918 / Longitude : 2.351

How to get there

  • Metro line 13 - station: Saint-Denis Porte de Paris.
  • Metro line 12 - Front Populaire + station.
  • Metro line 14 - Pleyel station (currently closed - scheduled to open just before the Olympic Games).
  • Tramway: line T8 - station: Saint-Denis Porte de Paris
  • Tramway: line T1 - station: St Denis Basilique
  • RER (line B) station: La Plaine Stade de France
  • RER (line D) station: Stade de France
  • RATP and Noctilien buses

How to get to Stade de France by metro, streetcar and bus. We strongly recommend taking public transport. Where to take the different modes of transport depending on your Paris train station or airport?
There's no station close to the Stade; you'll need to walk a fair distance to get there from the metro, RER or streetcar station. Allow a minimum 15-minute walk. Moving further away is a good way of reducing the number of people using public transport (e.g. line 12 and line 14 are a little further away, but less busy).

If you're coming by car, it's best to reserve your parking space under the Stade de France at the same time as your match or concert ticket.
Where are the parking lots around the Stade de France? How do I get to the parking lots in St Denis?

Olympic Games 2024 at the Stade de France

JO 2024 ParisWithin the framework of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024, the Stade de France obtains the status, and not the least, of Olympic stadium.  

The events at the Stade de France

  • Athletics: the 23 track events will take place from August 1 to 11, 2024. The 100m, relay, shot put, pole vault and decathlon are expected. All finals will be held in the evening.
  • Rugby 7s: Rugby 7s has been back as an Olympic sport since the 2016 Rio Olympics.
    The tournament is organized for men and women (7 players per team).
    A match is played over 14 minutes in two 7-minute halves with a 2-minute break. The team is made up of seven players: three forwards and four backs on a pitch as large as for a 15-player match.
  • Para Athletics: open to all categories of physical, visual and mental disabilities, the track events will be held from August 30 to September 7, 2024, and the para marathon will be held on September 8, 2024 and will close this unique event.
  • The para marathon takes place on September 8, 2024.
  • Both closing ceremonies will be held at the Stade de France: Olympic and Paralympic Games

Practical information - key figures :

80,000 seats 
More than 77,000 spectators expected 
3 sports disciplines planned 
Located 2 km from the Athletes' Village

What to do in Saint-Denis

During the Olympic Games, sports and cultural events will be held along the Canal Saint-Denis - close to the Stade de France - and at the Bassin de la Maltournée. (program pending)

Of course, we also recommend a visit to the Cathedral Basilica in downtown St-Denis, which traces the history of the kings and queens of France. A historic site not to be missed. We'll give you more tips on what to see in Saint-Denis.

The works planned for the 2024 Olympic Games at the Stade de France:

Since August 2022, the first footbridge between the Stade de France and the Olympic swimming pool has been laid. It is 100 meters long and 20 meters wide, and weighs 1,300 tons. It will be accessible to the public with a ticket for the Paris Games during the event and from May 2025 for the general public. By 2024, 4 other footbridges will be installed.
From the end of 2023, the Stade de France will be completely modernized. In particular, a new purple athletics track will be installed.

Joining the other sites of the Games

Close to the Stade de France, you can walk to the Olympic Aquatic Center via the footbridge.
The Adidas Arena at Porte de la Chapelle will also be accessible by metro line 12 or by bus.
Finally, the climbing site of Le Bourget and the Arena Paris Nord at the Parc des Expositions de Villepinte will be accessible with the RER B.

Stade de France map, Saint-Denis

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