The finishing touches were put on the stadium in 1972, which has since adorned Paris' ring-road, to the West of the City.
After the French Revolution, the site on which the stadium was built was open only to princes. Hence the name.
Parc des Princes has been witness to some major French victories, Euro 1984 being the most prominent in football. In Rugby, France's national team won many a Grand Slam there.
Parc des Princes wants to make its visitors feel welcome: a store and restaurant are at their disposal, at the heart of the stadium, but away from the exultation of the crowd.
In order to make each event even more enticing, two giant screens have been set up at each end of the stadium.
Two cameras have been installed on suspended platforms to offer a full view of the field.
Parc des Princes was one of the first French stadiums to be equipped with a lighting system under the roof, instead of the traditional freestanding projectors.
Stade de France®'s arrival on the outskirts of Paris, in 1998, did not take anything away from this stadium's popularity: it remains home to the Paris-Saint Germain team.