Fourth-tier amateurs Versailles play Nice for place in Coupe de France final

The club are banned from building floodlights so close to the Palace of Versailles, so the semi-final has been moved to Nice

By Raphaël Jucobin for Get French Football News

The expansive Avenue de Paris cuts the city of Versailles clean through the middle, historically linking the west of the capital with the world-famous royal palace and gardens. Just before it pulls up below the equestrian statue of King Louis XIV guarding the front gates of his brainchild, a small road juts out northwards and leads to the Stade Montbauron, a nondescript 7,500-seat ground that appears almost in contradiction with the rest of the city’s royal air.

The stadium is home to FC Versailles 78, the fourth-tier club who have reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de France this season for the first time in their history. If they beat Nice on Tuesday night, they will meet either Nantes or Monaco in the final in May.

Continue reading…The club are banned from building floodlights so close to the Palace of Versailles, so the semi-final has been moved to NiceBy Raphaël Jucobin for Get French Football NewsThe expansive Avenue de Paris cuts the city of Versailles clean through the middle, historically linking the west of the capital with the world-famous royal palace and gardens. Just before it pulls up below the equestrian statue of King Louis XIV guarding the front gates of his brainchild, a small road juts out northwards and leads to the Stade Montbauron, a nondescript 7,500-seat ground that appears almost in contradiction with the rest of the city’s royal air.The stadium is home to FC Versailles 78, the fourth-tier club who have reached the semi-finals of the Coupe de France this season for the first time in their history. If they beat Nice on Tuesday night, they will meet either Nantes or Monaco in the final in May. Continue reading…[#item_full_content]

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