90,000 fans are expected to gather in central Paris on Sunday, to watch France take on Croatia in the World Cup Final.
For those hoping to get a good spot, the day started far earlier than the 1500gmt kick off.
Four giant screens have been erected in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, which itself will be closed for the game.
Around 4,000 police officers will guard the new fan zone on the south bank of the river Seine, as authorities prepare for a crowd bigger than the entire attendance of the national stadium—the Stade de France.
France reached the final of their home European Championships in 2016, only to lose to Portugal.
They also lost the 2006 World Cup final to Italy, leaving fans convinced that success is long overdue.