Paris is proud to welcome its first FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in 2019. The tournament will be kicking off on 7 June at the legendary Parc des Princes stadium, with an opening ceremony and seven matches that will get the whole city in high spirits for this popular and exciting major international sporting event.
This is the perfect time for all of the city’s curious visitors, from France and from abroad, to combine sport and discovery. Head out in search of Paris’s timeless heritage as well as its many unique districts, offering a constantly-evolving experience to all who care to look. Each neighbourhood is home to its own must-see sites, secret gardens and quirky spots.
Before joining in the unmissable Village FIFA Fan Experience in the heart of the Forum des Halles shopping centre, take your time to travel around Paris your own way!
Here are a couple of ideas to share for exploring the city to your heart’s content:
Follow the Seine on the left or right bank and discover a thousand things to do on the river’s banks and the islands both day and night. On a boat, on foot, on a bike, strolling from exhibition to exhibition, grabbing a bite to eat after a shopping spree, there will always be something to dazzle you on these riverbanks, listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Châtelet and Le Marais
Whether you want to discover the city’s heritage or just relax, anything is possible in these central districts. The Saint-Eustache church, where the famous French writer Molière was baptised, is just a stone’s throw from the metallic walkways of the Nelson Mandela Garden, and just steps from the Renaissance sculptures of the Fontaine des Innocents you will find the Centre Pompidou, a 20th century architectural icon dedicated to modern and contemporary culture. In Le Marais, passionate creativity meets the district’s magnificently-preserved historic heart. These bustling streets are full of gardens and museums built inside splendid townhouses, such as the Musée Picasso and the Musée des Archives Nationales.
With art, architecture, fashion, shopping, cuisine, crafts and much more, visitors will discover an intense, exciting atmosphere bringing the city to life for this event, with an endless range of exhibitions, shows, festivals, museums and, of course, sporting competitions.
In welcoming the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019, Paris is once again becoming a home for major international sporting events; the perfect time to highlight this top-level sport which never ceases to fill Paris’s stadiums with devoted fans!