Cheer on football team Paris Saint Germain at their magnificent home ground, Le Parc Des Princes
Le Parc Des Princes or the English translation of ‘Princes Park’ is a football stadium situated in the south of the city. It’s the home of Paris Saint-Germain, one of the most successful football teams in France. The all-seater stadium is located in the 16th arrondissement, south-west of the French capital and is also within walking distance of the Tennis venue Stade Roland Garros.
Any sporting fan visiting the city should take the time to visit Parc Des Princes whether it is to watch a football game or to learn more about the stadium and the home team. Located just 18 minutes by car from Fraser Suites Harmonie La Défense, add this magnificent stadium to the top of your list while in Paris.
The ground has a capacity of nearly 50,000 and its current structure was established in 1973. An interesting history teamed this extraordinary building makes this for a fascinating stop on your tour of the city. The category four-star UEFA accredited stadium attracts thousands each year for football, music concerts and other events claiming its place as one of the best sights in Paris.
Fraser Suites Harmonie La Défense is one of the closest hotels near Parc Des Princes. We’re a 14-minute drive away via the Bd Périphérique – simply ask our front desk team for directions or a taxi can be arranged for you.
A multi-sports venue
The famous French stadium began its sporting history as a velodrome in the late 19th century. With 3,200 seats, for the number one sport in the country at the time, the velodrome marked the history of cycling. Until the end of the 1960s, the velodrome track at Parc des Princes served as the finishing line for the final stage of the Tour de France since it was established in 1903.
It has since hosted other sports such as rugby, national football matches and high profile tournaments such as being the venue for the 1984 and 2016 UEFA European Championships finals in addition to the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
Learn about the design of the stadium
Designed by renowned architect Roger Taillibert who constructed the Olympic Stadium of Montreal, the stadium structure is innovative with a modern perspective to allow excellent views from all seating areas. No seats are more than 45 metres from the pitch achieving a great atmosphere and unique acoustics.
The PSG home ground was the first ever stadium to add lighting to its roof. The French describe the football arena as a ‘box of sound’ as a nod to its tight dimensions and pressure-cooker atmosphere, particularly when the home team have an important game to play. Many teams from around Europe comment on its electric atmosphere and historical significance. The actual structure of the stadium pierces the local skyline with its razors which support the concentrate shell of the structure. The French love it so much it is a protected icon of French architecture.
Feel the intense atmosphere
Regardless if you are a football fan or not, you are guaranteed a fun experience by attending a Paris St Germain home game at Parc des Princes. See world class players such as Cavani, Di Maria and Silva show off their professional skills on the pitch in front of thousands of animated fans. The Coupe de France winners and French champions are amongst the most decorated in the French game with numerous titles and trophies accredited to them so you will be in for a treat in watching them play – find tickets on their official website. VIP and exclusive access tickets can also be purchased for games. PSG have ambitious plans to increase the capacity of their home ground to 60,000 over the coming years to draw larger attendances at games.
The stadium also boasts a retail megastore where you can buy the latest team jerseys, accessories and fun gifts all in the team colours.
Stay in a hotel near Parc des Princes with Fraser Suites Harmonie La Défense
Complement your visit to Paris by residing in one of our TripAdvisor® accredited luxury serviced apartments. Our studio, one and two-bedroom apartments offer various options if you are staying with friends, family or as a group to catch a big game at Parc des Princes. With lots of facilities such as separate kitchen and living areas, dining options, free access to Wi-Fi throughout the whole accommodation, iPod docking station plus balcony views, Fraser Suites offer the perfect choice when searching for a hotel near Parc des Princes.
Enjoy a garden or balcony view of La Défense when staying in our two-bedroom luxury suites, complete with air conditioning, fully equipped kitchenette area and LCD television to watch the build up to the next PSG game. If you want to relax in the comfort of your suite before departing for Parc Des Princes, order some delicious food from our in-suite menu or utilise the amenities in our Lobby Bar for pre-match drinks.
If you have some time to spare before or after the PSG home game, stay in top condition like the PSG players by working out at our 24-hour gym. Available to all guests keep on top of your training regime with our free weights and CV equipment.
Our serviced apartments are a great base for visiting the stadium and other amenities. Within walking distance of the local Metro you can easily access the major tourist attractions in Paris such as Disneyland Paris, Champs-Elysées and La Grande Arche making us the perfect location for exploring more of the city.
We look forward to welcoming you to our hotel near Parc Des Princes – book now.