The 2016 UEFA European Championship is set to take place in France from the 10th of June to the 10th of July with Spain as the defending champions. For the first time in UEFA European Championship history, there will be 24 teams in the final, making Euro 2016 even more exciting and intense than ever before. If you’re into sports betting, head over to Titanbet and start making your Euro 2016 bets. As host, France gets an automatic place in the final alongside 23 other teams. Here’s a guide to the places where the Euro 2016 stadiums are.
Bordeaux is a port city in south-west France. Matches will be held at Bordeaux’s Stade Bordeaux Atlantique, which has a capacity of 42,000. Bordeaux is about a six-hour drive from Paris, just over three hours by train or 1 hr 10 mins by plane.
Lens is a commune in northern France. It’s just over an hour away from Paris by train and about two hours by car. The stadium in Lens is the Stade Felix Bollaert, which seats 38,200 people.
Also located in northern France, Lille lies close to the Belgian border. It’s about two-and-a-half hours away from Paris by car and little over an hour by train. The matches held in Lille will take place at the Stade Pierre Mauroy, which can hold 50,000 people.
Lyon is found in east-central France and is the country’s third largest city. Driving to Lyon takes about four-and-a-half hours, while taking the train should take just over two hours. If you’re flying, expect a one hour flight. Lyon’s Stade des Lumières, which can hold 58,000 people, will host some Euro 2016 matches.
The second largest city in France, Marseilles is located on the French Riviera on the Mediterranean coast. The city’s stadium is the Stade Velodrome, which has a capacity of 67,500 people. It takes about seven hours to get here by car from Paris, about three-and-a-half hours by train, or 1 hr 20 mins by plane.
Nice is the most popular tourist destination in France after Paris, with over 5 million visitors annually. It’s located in south-east France on the French Riviera and is about nine hours from Paris by car, four-and-a-half hours by train, or 1 hr 25 mins by plane. Matches will be held at the Allianz Nice, a stadium capable of holding over 35,000 people.
With over 32 million visitors, Paris is the world’s most popular tourist destination. This tourist hotspot is home to the Parc des Princes stadium, which holds 47,000 people and is located in the south-west part of the city.
Just north of Paris is the commune of Saint-Denis. Here you’ll find the Stade de France, which is France’s national stadium and holds 81,300 people.
It takes just over five hours to drive to Saint-Etienne from Paris, or just over two-and-a-half hours by train. Saint-Etienne is in eastern-central France and its stadium is the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, which can hold 42,000 people.
Toulouse is in the south of France and is nearly a seven-hour drive from Paris; on the train it should take just over three-and-a-half hours, while by plane it should take 1 hr 20 mins. Toulouse’s Stadium Municipal holds about 33,000 seats.