Taylor, who arrived at Bath via Edinburgh and Paris, spent three seasons with Stade Francais between 2007/10 and knows plenty about many of their galaxy of stars.
It is a timely return for the 66-times capped Scotland back row forward who will be making his first appearance since December following a knee injury.
He starts on the blindside flank, with another international, Ben Skirving, who made his 100th appearance for the Club last week, deployed at No 8. Springbok Francois Louw completes the back-row on the openside.
The international flavour - such as All Blacks World Cup winner Stephen Donald at outside half, Wales prop Paul James up front and Argentinian international back Horacio Agulla in the centre - continues with Irish international and double Heineken Cup winner Peter Stringer at scrum half.
"It's a stage I love playing on - the European stage is what every player aspires to be a part of," said Stringer.
"To compete against sides like Stade Francais is where you want to be as a professional. The days of French teams bringing over weaker sides are over and it won't be the case this weekend.
"They'll be physical but we'll be really relishing the tough challenge."