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The Stade de France, France's largest stadium

The Stade de France is the largest stadium in the country. It was originally built for France's hosting of the FIFA Football World Cup in 1998. It can hold a capacity crowd of 81,338. It stands out for its extraordinary roof, floating 46 meters above the pitch.

The Stade de France, France's largest stadiumThe inhabitants of Seine-Saint-Denis, the département, or county, just north of Paris, are proud of the Stade de France. Its elliptical shape is meant to symbolise sport's universality. The sound that rings out from here on match days is impressive. The cheers act as reminders of the day of the French football team's great 3-0 victory over Brazil in the Football World Cup final held here in 1998.