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Paris for 6nations

  • 01-02-2018 8:04pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 35 dermey97


    Lucky to have organised trip to Paris for game on Saturday. Can't wait to experience the Stade de France and the Irish support. Any recommendations for pubs/grub/activities on way to match and after. Thanks
    :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,361 ✭✭✭✭ Podge_irl


    dermey97 wrote: »
    Lucky to have organised trip to Paris for game on Saturday. Can't wait to experience the Stade de France and the Irish support. Any recommendations for pubs/grub/activities on way to match and after. Thanks
    :D

    Do all of that way, way, way before you go near St. Denis.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 30,309 Mod ✭✭✭✭ .ak


    Yeah near the stadium is a bit grim, it's like in a Business Park pretty much.

    Corcoran's, Rue Saint-André des Arts and the Galway around the corner are the pubs I went to after we won the 6N there.. Great weekend, French were great craic after there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 686 Flincher


    I'd second the Galway as well.

    I haven't been to Paris for rugby, just for football. I know the Six Nations will be a different type of atmosphere and occasion but I can't stress enough not to plan on grabbing food or pints in St. Denis. It's an absolute kip. With a 5:45 kick off, I'd plan on a big early feed, a few drinks, and hopping on the Metro for 4ish.

    From what I recall it's a fairly straight run on the Metro from the Galway and you should do it in 45 mins allowing for match traffic.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭ Diabhal Beag


    This is my first time in Paris but not one person had a good thing to say about Saint Denis. There's meant to be a pretty **** Irish pub near enough to the stadium but our plan is to stay Sacre Coeur (lookit me with the lingo) and get the RER to La Plaine.

    The Galway pub is right on the Seine though so I haven't heard if it was damaged by the flooding or not.


  • Registered Users Posts: 686 Flincher


    This is my first time in Paris but not one person had a good thing to say about Saint Denis. There's meant to be a pretty **** Irish pub near enough to the stadium but our plan is to stay Sacre Coeur (lookit me with the lingo) and get the RER to La Plaine.

    The Galway pub is right on the Seine though so I haven't heard if it was damaged by the flooding or not.

    I just had a look on their Facebook page and no mention of flood damage.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,648 AGC


    The Heineken sold at stadium is alcohol free so don’t buy drink at the ground.


  • Registered Users Posts: 35 dermey97


    Thanks for the heads up, reading about it been grim around stadium online here. Alcohol free that's mad rule inside stadium.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,648 AGC


    The Coolin (not sure on spelling) was a pub we ended up in a couple of years ago, had a good night. Often after matches in Paris it’s the crowd that make the night more than the pub.

    Edit: just had a look and Coolin is shut!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ iancm25


    AGC wrote: »
    The Heineken sold at stadium is alcohol free so don’t buy drink at the ground.

    Made that mistake in Stade de France before...oh the horrors!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭ PMC83


    I was there 2 years ago and they only sold non alcoholic beer! At least in the two kiosks I went to either side of were I was sitting.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,360 NollagShona


    The alcohol ban is lifted! Beer with alcohol on sale in SdF nothing allowed in anyway

    Corcoran’s on Place du Clichy near Moulin Rouge is excellent

    And can’t beat McDonalds for the Royal with Bacon Wedges and Heino (large only)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,360 NollagShona


    Saint Denis sucks! Avoid!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 35 dermey97


    The alcohol ban is lifted! Beer with alcohol on sale in SdF nothing allowed in anyway

    Corcoran’s on Place du Clichy near Moulin Rouge is excellent

    And can’t beat McDonalds for the Royal with Bacon Wedges and Heino (large only)

    Yeow


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,361 ✭✭✭✭ Podge_irl


    The alcohol ban is lifted! Beer with alcohol on sale in SdF nothing allowed in anyway

    Corcoran’s on Place du Clichy near Moulin Rouge is excellent

    And can’t beat McDonalds for the Royal with Bacon Wedges and Heino (large only)

    Pffft. Amateur.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,360 NollagShona


    Podge_irl wrote: »
    Pffft. Amateur.

    Good luck post Bataclan


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭ Diabhal Beag


    The alcohol ban is lifted! Beer with alcohol on sale in SdF)

    Where did you see this? If true this could be a monumental victory.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,360 NollagShona


    Where did you see this? If true this could be a monumental victory.

    My French friend, who lives here- told me! And the beers I had two weeks ago in the U arena were def not Sans Alcohol!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,361 ✭✭✭✭ Podge_irl


    Good luck post Bataclan

    Ah fair point.

    It wasn't all stadiums that had the ban actually. I'm not sure what the distinction was but I've been in stadiums in France that served alcohol. Wonder why SdF was different and why its changed.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,360 NollagShona


    Podge_irl wrote: »
    Ah fair point.

    It wasn't all stadiums that had the ban actually. I'm not sure what the distinction was but I've been in stadiums in France that served alcohol. Wonder why SdF was different and why its changed.

    Seriously I wouldn’t Fcuk around with contraband in SdeF - they are far from amused


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,360 NollagShona


    Podge_irl wrote: »
    Ah fair point.

    It wasn't all stadiums that had the ban actually. I'm not sure what the distinction was but I've been in stadiums in France that served alcohol. Wonder why SdF was different and why its changed.

    Paris


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  • Registered Users Posts: 53 ✭✭ iancm25


    Galway pub heaving at the minute - good call boardsies! Mind you at €7.90 for a Guinness we won’t be here long!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,648 AGC


    iancm25 wrote: »
    Galway pub heaving at the minute - good call boardsies! Mind you at €7.90 for a Guinness we won’t be here long!

    Drinking Guinness abroad, especially Paris is questionable!!

    H’on Johnny


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 15,238 ✭✭✭✭ Diabhal Beag


    Wasn't recommended but got dragged to King Lewis. Awful bar. Then went pizzaria place called Piu serving and had super craic. Heinos in SDF defo non alco sadly. Great night overall though.


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