A rollercoaster evening was in store for Cristiano Ronaldo at the Stade De France. He was the main attraction, it was his time. After 23 minutes, Ronaldo was weeping like a child after having his European final was cruelly ended. However, two hours later it was tears of joy as Mark Clattenburg blew his whistle for the last time to send Portugal into delirium.
Saint-Etienne is a traditional French city which prides itself on a rich industrial history. Located in eastern France, Saint-Etienne has some of the most fabulous countryside and architecture that the country has to offer, including the Byzantine Saint Marie church and contemporary art museum housing work by the famous Matisse. Football serves as a break from reality for the local French community. AS Saint-Etienne are an integral part of the city’s identity with the Stade Geoffroy Guichard located at the heart of Saint Etienne as thousands of football fans prepare to desend onto the city which will host Portugal, England and Croatia fans during the month long tournament.
Lyon is the third largest city in France and will be one of the main cities where football supporters will base themselves this summer for Euro 2016. Lyon is one of the most dynamic cities in the country and often referred to as France’s ‘Second City’, after Paris. The city is beautiful with numerous parks and riverbanks running alongside its two main rivers, the Rhone and the Saone, with the old city being listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.
The French capital needs no introduction and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city is buzzing all year round so when the Euro 2016 tournament begins the city will become the central hub for all travelling fans, hosting five matches throughout the tournament at the Parc Des Princes Stadium. It is one of the most visited cities in the world with some of the best restaurants and attractions making it a must see city for any travelling fan this summer.