France’s national stadium, the Stade de France was originally built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in the suburban commune of Saint-Denis north of Paris. Today, both the France national football team and French rugby union team are at home in what is the fifth-largest stadium in Europe with a seating capacity of 81,338.
Many world-class events have been held here, including the FIFA World Cup, which drew thousands in 1998, the Race of Champions auto race, the World Championships in Athletics, the UEFA Champions League finals and the Rugby World Cup. With all of this, the Stade de France is the only stadium in the world to have hosted both a Football World Cup final and a Rugby World Cup final. In addition, the site often serves as a venue for major music concerts, having welcomed acts such as the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, U2, Céline Dion, AC/DC, Beyoncé, Paul McCartney and Madonna, to name a few.
Guided tours in English of the Stadium are available several times a day almost every day, except when major events are scheduled. Tours cost €15 per adult, €12 per student and €10 per child aged 5-18.