3 ways to enjoy France during the 2016 Euro Championship

As European national teams continue to battle each other on the field of play to see who comes out as top dogs at the ongoing 2016 Championship in France, here are some other ways one could enjoy his/her stay in France whilst cheering on your favourite side to the trophy.

Visit the Eiffel Tower – many believe a visit to France is always incomplete without a stop at the iconic tower which over the years have become the country’s biggest symbol. Apart from savouring the 127-year-old monument, UEFA organising committee did set up a number of fan zones across the host cities due to the ongoing championship with the biggest situated on the Champ de Mars in Paris, right at the foot of the iconic Eiffel Tower. This makes it double delight for visitors who could enjoy the tower and also catch up on live football and mingle with fans.

Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
Eiffel Tower – Paris, France

A trip to Nice – the football championship is taking place across nine cities but as most will agree, none are more picturesque than Nice, situated in the Cote d’Azur.

The city of Nice is renowned for its special architecture, weather and cuisine, while the stadium, the Allianz Riviera (was renamed Stade de Nice for this tournament), is a newly-built football ground and will host three group games and a round of 16 matches as the tournament progresses.

Recommended Hotel: Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerrané

Nice, France - Port (UEFA Euro 2016)
Port of Nice – Cote d’Azur

Savour Le Grande Tour – the Tour de France is the world’s most prestigious cycling race and this year’s event which starts on July 2 will coincide with the latter stages of the European championship. It’ll be worthwhile to take a trip to Normandy and experience the world renowned race for some time, maybe taking pictures and keeping memories that will live with you forever.

Tour de France 2016 Grand Depart in Manche


Check our Paris guide for some more ideas of activities to do in the French capital.

Mansur Abubakar

Staff Writer

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