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Paris Saint-Germain v Chelsea: our travel advice

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Travel advice for Chelsea fans travelling to Paris for the Paris-Saint-Germain v Chelsea match on Wednesday 2 April 2014.

  • date: 2 April 2014
  • venue: Parc des Princes, Paris
  • kick off time: 8.45pm (French time)

Along with this advice, check out our travel advice for France, and follow us on Twitter at @UKinFrance.

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 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
  • from 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
  • from 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

  • all official Chelsea supporters (except VIPs and sponsors) will enter the stadium via rue du Commandant Guilbaud and will be seated in stands 101 and 102
  • full body searches will be carried out by French police
  • alcohol is banned inside the stadium
  • please note that Chelsea fans will be held back for around 15 to 20 minutes while the home supporters disperse
  • the stadium opens 4 hours before kick-off, you are advised to arrive well before the start of match as ticket and security checks can take up to an hour to complete before admittance to the visitors’ section
  • if you appear drunk you may be refused entry to the stadium


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

Smoking is not permitted in the stands.

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

Consulate address

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

Emergency number: 112

Chelsea FC website