Lille is well renowned for its friendliness and strong cultural and architectural links. Located in northern France, Lille has a large university population and is a city based on Flemish influences due to its close proximity to the Belgian border. The city bases itself on its 17th century architecture which can be seen across the city, especially in the city centre and Grand Place which homes the iconic war memorial in a square surrounded by its historic buildings. The city also boasts fantastic transport networks, particularly its railways which make the city somewhat of an international hub. The city is set to host six games throughout Euro 2016 which will include four group matches, followed by a Round of 16 fixture and one of the Quarter Finals.
Toulouse, labelled by many as ‘The Pink city’ after the cities terracotta brickwork, is hosting some of Europe’s biggest teams this summer for Euro 2016. Toulouse will welcome the holders Spain, Italy, Wales, Russia, Sweden and Czech Republic during the month long tournament. Located in South-West France, Toulouse is the European capital of aeronautics and innovation and has embraced the technological age in recent years - boasting Europe’s largest space centre. The city has a vibrant university population and is a city steeped in history, as well as being voted the most desirable place to live in France with plenty of bars, pubs and nightclubs to celebrate if your team wins.
Marseille is a city that lives and breathes football. The edgy, urban and vibrant city lies on the Mediterranean coast and boasts France’s main port making one of the busiest in the world with a buzzing nightlife and great food. The city was voted the 2013 European city of culture and will host six games at this summer’s Euro 2016 championship, including England’s opening game versus Russia, as well as one Quarter-Final and Semi-Final.