Stade de France
Built for the 1998 football World Cup the Stade de France first played host to international rugby in February that year.
France welcomed cross-channel rivals England to the Parisian suburb of Saint Denis and won 24-17 with Philippe Bernat-Salles scoring the first try ever at the stadium.
That summer the French football team wrote themselves into the history books at the Stade de France by lifting the World Cup for the first time with a 3-0 win over Brazil.
The Stade de France played host to the rugby equivalent nine years later in October 2007 with South Africa defeating England 15-6 to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy.
With a capacity of 80,000 it is the sixth largest stadium in Europe, just behind Twickenham, and replaced Parc des Princes as the home of French rugby.
The city of romance is also, for lovers of rugby, one of the RBS 6 Nations venues that simply must be experienced. Once would be good... or a thousand times? Perfect.
If you have tens of thousands in the bank, meanwhile, then let go a little and book yourselves into the George V, one of the world's greatest (and most expensive) hotels. But, even if you can't afford that kind of extravagance, then Paris has something for everyone.
There are, literally, hundreds of small and perfectly comfortable hotels to choose from, all either a short walk or Metro ride from the centre of this wonderful city. And, when it comes to going out, what a choice there is: hundreds and hundreds of bars, cafes, brasseries and restaurants. We haven't even mentioned the sights and shops yet, either.
Boat trips along the River Seine, meanwhile, serve only to emphasise the (comparatively) small size of Paris's historic centre... and its beauty. A rugby weekend spent here is not just as memorable as any old Paris weekend. It's far, far better than that!