Will Les Bleues be able to defeat defending champions Team USA? Or will one of the outsiders like China, Brazil, or The Netherlands surprise us all by winning the cup? We’ll find out soon as the tournament kicks off this Friday, June 7 at 9 pm, continuing all month until the champion is crowned in Lyon on July 7.
The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is just the 8th edition of the international women’s soccer tournament, the event
But where to go to watch the games in Paris?
Paris’s Parc des Princes stadium will host 7 different games during the 2019 Women’s World Cup, and where better to watch a soccer game than from the stands? The tournament’s opening match between France and South Korea on June 7th is already sold out, but tickets remain for the matchups on June 10th, 13th, 16th, 19th, 24th, and 28th. See the Women’s World Cup Official Ticketing Website to reserve your seats!
*Update – Tickets for all games in Paris are now sold out.*
Parc des Princes, 24 Rue du Commandant Guilbaud, 75016 Paris
Metro Porte de Saint-Cloud
Tickets: 9€ – 57€
Throughout the competition, sports fans from around the world can gather to cheer on their favorite soccer teams in the FIFA Fan Experience Village at Les Halles. Set up in the Nelson Mandela garden at the Forum des Halles in Paris’s 1st Arrondissement, the fan zone is open from 2:00 – 11:30 pm on game days, with two giant screens to broadcast all the matches. The expansive open-air space can accommodate up to 10,000 people, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a spot!
The ‘Village’ will also offer tons of fun activities for football fans young and old with a place to play foosball or even play in your own playground soccer tournament. Under the Canopée des Halles (the wavy glass and metal roof of the Les Halles shopping center), there will even be a miniature soccer field for games of 5-on-5 between 2 and 8 pm. Open to everyone, these festivities aim to promote women’s soccer and provide an animated atmosphere for meeting fellow fans and watching the World Cup.
If you’d rather watch the games while having a good beer, bars around Paris will also be showing the matches. The Point Ephémère on the Canal Saint-Martin and the Café de la Presse near Bastille (France’s games only) both offer giant screens and a cool atmosphere, but for more of a sports bar vibe, we recommend going to one of the many Café Oz bars in Paris. These Australian bars broadcast the soccer games on big screens (and the French Open tennis matches too!), offer a wide range of good beers, and… they speak English!
Café Oz Rooftop, Cité de la Mode et du Design
34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris
Metro Gare d’Austerlitz or Quai de la Gare
Café Oz Denfert, 3 Place Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris
Metro Denfert-Rochereau or Raspail
Café Oz Châtelet, 18 Rue St Denis, 75001 Paris
We’ve listed 51 bars and restaurants showing the games around Paris. Just in case, we strongly recommend you call before to make sure they’re broadcasting the match!
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