EURO 2106: What to do, where to go and what to see in Paris at Euro 2016The Red Bulletin’s LIST OF MUST-SEES in Paris, INCLUDING A DETOUR TO SAINT-DENIS AND THE STADE DE FRANCE, SCENE OF THE OPENING GAME AND THE FINAL OF EURO 2016
The City of Light needs no introduction. There are almost as many ways to see Paris as there are sights to see: on foot, by bike, tram, metro, bus, bateau-mouche along the Seine, underground or taking in the view of the Paris rooftops, the great city awaits.
Located in Saint-Denis in the northern suburbs of Paris, the Stade de France was built ahead of the FIFA 1998 World Cup to replace the Parc des Princes, which was considered too small to host the World Cup matches. The 81,000-capacity stadium is the largest sports complex in France.
The other host stadium, the Parc des Princes, is the home of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the 16th arrondissement.
Dates and Matches at Stade de France
Friday 10 June 21:00: France-Romania
Monday 13 June 18:00: Ireland - Sweden
Thursday 16 June 21:00: Germany - Poland
Wednesday 22 June 18:00: Iceland - Austria
Monday 27 June 21:00: Round of 16
Sunday 3 July 2016 21:00: Quarter-final
Sunday 10 July 2016 21:00: Final
Dates and matches in Paris
Sunday 12 June 15:00: Turkey - Croatia
Wednesday 15 June 18:00 : Romania - Switzerland
Saturday 18 June 21:00: Portugal - Austria
Tuesday 21 June 18:00: Germany - Northern Ireland
Saturday 25 June: Round of 16
Mosey on down to BIZ Bar and the hushed elegance of its interior for a drink before, during or after the match. You’ll find it in the centre of Paris, close to the famous district known as the Grands Boulevards.
O’Sullivan’s is the largest pub in Pigalle and is open from noon to late. Its energetic sports atmosphere makes it the perfect setting for a drink before or after a match or if you haven’t got a ticket to the game. The club opens its doors to the denizens of the night after 10.30pm.
With its luxury/club ambiance, White Dream is the largest shisha bar in Paris and is set up with giant screens and a buzzing atmosphere for the Euro 2016 feast of football. Open from 8pm.
Brimming with energy and fun, this is the ideal spot to catch the match. If a mix of cultures and nationalities is what you’re looking for, then Generator is the pick of the hostels in Paris. What could be better than sharing a Red Bull with one of the opposing team’s fans?
O’SULLIVAN’S - FRANKLIN D ROOSVELT
Located in the heart of Paris, this Irish pub will charm you with the warmth of its welcome and stylish interior, with parquet floors, cast iron stairs, mirrors and artwork on the walls and bright terrace area. You won’t want to leave.
With its arty, colourful interior, resplendent in silver, white and gold, you might think for a moment you were at a gallery opening! M. Georges restaurant and lounge is located right in the heart of Paris on a street running parallel to the Champs Elysées.
LES CAFÉS GASPARD & BALTHAZAR
Parisian brasseries open during daytime hours and in the evening on match nights. Not to be missed for matches played at the Stade de France! These brasseries are very popular with match goers before heading for the stadium. Fun and festive atmosphere for Euro 2016!
Located right opposite the Stade de France, enjoy the build-up to the game or extra time afterwards at this aptly named brasserie with its friendly and upbeat atmosphere. A must!