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Paris Saint-Germain v Manchester City: travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to Paris for the Champions League match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Manchester City on 6 April 2016.

Parc des Princes stadium
Parc des Princes stadium

‘Be On The Ball’ when travelling to watch football abroad. Our advice and guidance is designed to help you have an enjoyable and hassle-free time.

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  • Date: Wednesday 6 April 2016
  • Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris
  • Kick off time: 8.45pm (local time)

Following the attacks in Paris in November 2015, a national state of emergency has been declared. The French government has warned the public to be especially vigilant and has reinforced its security measures. These measures may have an impact on the time it takes for you to get to and in the stadium.

Please see the French government’s advice about what to do if a terrorist attack occurs.

Passports and visas

  • You don’t need a visa to enter France. Make sure that your passport is valid until you return to the United Kingdom.
  • Remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night – it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties.
  • You should carry your ID with you at all times.

Getting to the stadium

  • From Paris Gare Du Nord Eurostar Terminal, take Metro line 4 to Strasbourg-Saint-Denis, then Metro line 9 to Porte de Saint Cloud.
  • Rrom Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, take RER B to Gare du Nord, then Metro line 4 to Strasbourg-Saint-Denis and Metro line 9 to Porte de Saint Cloud.
  • Rrom Paris Beauvais airport, take the coach to Porte Maillot, then Metro line 1 to Franklin-Roosevelt and Metro line 9 to Porte de Saint Cloud.

At the match

  • Tickets will be available at a collection point on presentation of your voucher and your passport. Details and specific instructions will be given by Manchester City Football Club to voucher holders.
  • All official Manchester City supporters (except VIPs and sponsors) will enter the stadium via Avenue de la Porte de Saint-Cloud, Porte V, and will be seated in stands 101-102 and 301-302.
  • Full body searches will be carried out by French police. The process will be thorough and time consuming. Please expect to go through three different check points before entering the stadium.
  • The stadium opens three hours before kick-off, you are advised to arrive well before the start of match as ticket and security checks can take up to a good hour to complete before admittance to the visitors’ section
  • Supporters with disabilities are advised to arrive at the stadium no later than two hours before kick-off time.
  • No left-luggage facilities will be available. Leave items of luggage on the coaches or at your hotel.
  • Alcohol is banned inside the stadium.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the stands.
  • If you appear drunk you may be refused entry to the stadium.
  • Please note that Manchester City fans will be held back for around 30 minutes while the home supporters disperse.


The following items are banned in the stadium and will be confiscated (and are unlikely to be returned):

  • Banners and flags displaying anything which can be construed as racist or homophobic.
  • Flagpoles, sticks.
  • Fireworks and flares.
  • Alcoholic drinks, bottles, glasses, and cans.
  • Megaphones and drums.
  • Knives, belts, chains or any objects which can be thrown or used as a weapon.

Possession and use of recreational drugs is illegal in France and any infringement may result in arrest and imprisonment

Useful contacts

British Embassy
Consular Services
16 rue d’Anjou
75008 Paris
Tel: +33 1 44 51 31 00

  • Emergency number: 112

Further information

Travelling to France for Euro 2016? Check out our tournament travel tips

Published 24 March 2016