While there, he played in an FA Cup final, netted in three consecutive games and scored a goal against Arsenal that will live in the memory for decades.
Naturally, then, Palace were the first club Cabaye spoke with after retiring.
His in-depth interview can be read in full in the Palace v Manchester United programme - which you can buy here.
Cabaye explains his fascination with football in detail, reveals his post-retirement plans and reflects on several successful years in south London.
He also recalls his reaction to Palace fans' ever-witty imagination and their play on Afroman’s hit single:
“I was laughing. I thought: ‘Wow, this is why English fans are the best. To find a song like this? They are the best fans!’”
After Cabaye, we speak with Under-18s midfielder Jack Wells-Morrison, who recalls how tricking his way into a football camp led to a decade representing his club.
Darren Ambrose then takes a break from his usual column to reveal his five 'alternative' favourite goals for Palace - refusing to mention the obvious...
Ambrose also reveals how irritating leisure centre staff as a youngster led to him perfecting the aim that would ensure so many memorable Palace goals in years to come.
As ever, Roy Hodgson, Luka Milivojevic and Steve Parish address supporters in their regular notes, we review the club's stand-out historical kits and provide you with the full build-up to the United clash.
All this and more, including an insightful look back to 90/91, a chat with Academy Goalkeeper Coach Gary Phillips and quizzes for fans all of ages can be enjoyed by reading a digital copy of the United programme here.