Best cities to visit in France during Euro 2016

photo by CC user Liondartois on wikimedia commons

Photo by CC user Liondartois on wikimedia commons

Looking for the best cities to visit in France during Euro 2016? There are many stadiums sprinkled throughout the country that will be hosting the best sides that Europe has to offer, but unless you have unlimited money and time, you will only be able to focus on one region or two at the most.

To help you make your decision on where to go, we have reviewed four cities below that we think will give you the best return for your travel dollar.


An obvious choice for those wanting to take in the most big city attractions, as well as final match of Euro 2016 if you are so lucky to get tickets, Paris is a great place to go if you are attending this tournament.

Football fans will be able to take in matches at Paris’ Parc des Princes, as well as at Stade de France, which is this nation’s massive National Stadium that holds over 80,000 spectators. When you aren’t enjoying top-caliber football, sights such as the Eiffel Tower, venues such as the Moulin Rouge, and rich and interesting neighborhoods like Montmartre will help you spend the rest of your time wisely in this part of France.

Want to add some extra excitement to some of the biggest matches in Euro 2016? William Hill betting online has plenty of gaming options that will allow you to wager your money in a variety of ways, from the overall outcome of the match, to the over/under on the amount of goals that will be scored during the game.


Situated on the western slope of the French Alps, Lyon is a city with a history of Roman settlement that will keep you busy in between matches here.

When you aren’t busy exploring its cultural heritage, many different activities from hiking to mountain biking will make for exciting day trips from the heart of France’s second-largest city.

Looking for a major round-robin match to make your plans around? On June 13th, Belgium will play Italy at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in what is sure to be a hotly-contested affair.


Want to mix your football viewing with some of the finest vintages that France has to offer? If so, heading to the Bordeaux region will be one of the best decisions you can make during this period.

In addition to having some of the best wine in the world, its cafe and bar scene is lively, as this city has no shortage of college-aged students. Want to cheer on the Irish in France? They play Belgium on June 18th in this fine city.


Looking to take in the football matches of Euro 2016, while soaking up everything that is grand about life (such as amazing beaches) on the French Riviera? There are two places where you can do this: Nice and Marseille. While the former is plenty great for a football vacation in France’s south, we actually recommend that you go to Marseille instead.

With the history that stretches back to 600 BC, everybody from the Phoceans to the Romans have had a presence here, making for plenty of exploration possibility during the days between football games.

On the 11th of June, be sure not to miss England as they begin their quest for Euro 2016 glory against the side from Russia; There are many other games that will thrill spectators at Stade Vélodrome, but this one stands out above all the others.