Ligue 1: Champions PSG start at Montpellier as fixtures for new season announced
Paris St Germain will begin the defence of their Ligue 1 title against Montpellier at Stade de la Mosson.
Last Updated: 13/06/13 9:48pm
PSG, who captured their third championship after finishing 12 points clear of rivals Marseille, will face Montpellier in the competition opener on Friday, August 9.
Newly-promoted Monaco, who have been boosted by the big-money signings of Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez so far this summer, begin their campaign at Bordeaux and will face south-coast rivals Marseille on Sunday, September 1.
Claudio Ranieri's side will face the champions at the Parc des Princes on the sixth matchday - Sunday September 22 - while the first Le Classique between Marseille and PSG will take place on Sunday, October 6.
Full opening weekend fixtures: Ajaccio v Saint-Etienne, Bordeaux v Monaco, Evian v Sochaux, Guingamp v Marseille, Lille v Lorient, Lyon v Nice, Montpellier v PSG, Nantes v Bastia, Rennes v Reims, Valenciennes v Toulouse.