On Saturday, the Springboks will go up against Ireland at the Stade de France stadium in Paris for their third Rugby World Cup match after beating Romania on Sunday.
The Stade de France is the national stadium of France, located just north of Paris in the commune of Saint-Denis.
For South Africans who are in France for the Rugby World Cup, here’s what you can do while in Paris before heading off to the game to support the Bokke that won’t cost a thing.
1. Enjoy the spectacle at Place du Trocadéro
Head to Place du Trocadéro, a large square facing the Eiffel Tower. From here, you can enjoy a stunning view of the iconic landmark and witness its magical light show at night.
2. Visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral
A symbol of Gothic architecture, Notre-Dame is a masterpiece that shouldn’t be missed.
Even after the fire damage, one can still admire its magnificent façade, and intricate stained glass windows, and climb the towers for a breathtaking view of Paris.
3. Explore the Montmartre neighbourhood
Known for its bohemian atmosphere, Montmartre is home to the famous Sacré-Cœur Basilica.
Wander through its charming streets, visit local art galleries, and soak up the lively ambience of this artistic neighbourhood.
4. Discover the beauty of Jardin du Luxembourg
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city at Jardin du Luxembourg.
This enchanting park offers beautifully manicured gardens, picturesque ponds, and even a small palace. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a picnic.
5. Walk through the charming streets of Le Marais
Le Marais neighbourhood is famous for its historic buildings, trendy shops, and vibrant nightlife.
Explore its narrow streets, discover hidden courtyards, and soak up the unique atmosphere of this fashionable district.