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.
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.
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.