Soccer, more commonly known around the world as football, of course, is one of the most popular sports across the globe.  Some might argue that it is the single most popular sport.  When Euro Cup Soccer hits the stage in France in June 2016, it’s going to be a huge event – something you’re not going to want to miss!

France will host the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Finals for an entire month in the summer of 2016.  You’ll have the opportunity to get in on the action all the way through July 10th, 2016.  This will mark the very first 24-team tournament, increasing from 16 teams that competed in the prior tournament.

Throughout the month, ten cities will play an important role in the Euro Cup Soccer finals.  Each city has a certain place in history, and each offers its own distinct luxury accommodations, historical sites, and things to do around town.  

Here’s a brief overview of the places that will play host to these 2016 games:

  • Lens.  A branch of the famous Louvre now has an outpost in this city in northern France.  The Louvre Lens is home to some amazing works of art, and it will make a great day trip if you choose to visit this leg of the Euro Cup Soccer finals.
  • Lille.  There are tons of things to do in this centuries-old city.   If you’re visiting this town, pencil in some time to check out the Old Stock Exchange, the Grande Palace, and the Opera de Lille.  Lille is overflowing with stunning architecture and buildings that would tell amazing stories if they could talk.
  • Paris.  If you’ve never been to Paris, Euro Cup Soccer would be a great reason to take the trip.  You’ll certainly want to check out the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, and make sure you set time aside for the many other attractions that are found in this city.
  • Saint-Denis.  This small town is full of huge, interesting buildings.  Here, you’ll find cathedrals that are hundreds of years old (or older), adorned with stained glass windows and amazing architecture.
  • Saint-Etienne.  In this city, you’ll find a great assortment of museums.  The Puits Couriot and the Musée de la Mine are two of the most popular museums that tourists enjoy seeing when they visit Saint-Etienne.
  • Lyon.  This city is known for its food, so if you want a delicious dining experience next to your Euro Cup Soccer adventure, check out some of the delectable dishes that Lyon has to offer.
  • Bordeaux.  In one word: wine.  This is wine country, so if this is the leg of the finals that you choose to experience, set some time aside for amazing wine too.
  • Toulouse.  Toulouse is known for its contributions to the flight and aerospace industries.  Check out Cite de l’Espace, which is a science museum that pays homage to space flight.
  • Marseille.  Marseille offers a variety of options to top off your adventure.  You’ll find gardens, parks, cathedrals, museums, and a number of sites ready to be seen.
  • Nice.  Visitors love Nice because of its picture-perfect views.  Castle Hill, Promenade des Anglais, and Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice will surely bring you a smile while you relax and take in the natural splendor.

It’s never too early to start planning for something as big as the Euro Cup Soccer tournaments.  Whether you’re ready to start filling in your itinerary or you’re just looking for a little direction, contact the Roadtrips team, and let us know what we can do for you!

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