Paris, a UEFA Euro 2016 host city
THE CAPITAL OF FRANCE AND A CITY MAD ABOUT FOOTBALL!
The Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées are all sites that are better known than the Parc des Princes, a famous stadium which has hosted some of the finest moments in French sport since it was built in 1972. After the Stade de France, the Parc des Princes is the second Parisian stadium chosen by UEFA as a Euro 2016 venue and is one of the oldest sports stadia in France.
MATCH SCHEDULE, PARIS
Parc des Princes – capacity: 58,000
- 1st round: Turkey v Croatia 12/06/2016.
- 2nd round: Romania v Switzerland 15/06/2016 and Portugal v Austria 18/06/2016.
- 3rd round: N. Ireland v Germany 21/06/2016.
- Round of 16: 25/06/2016.
THE PARC DES PRINCES – PRACTICAL INFORMATION
The Parc des Princes, fully renovated for Euro 2016, is situated in Paris’s 16th arrondissement not far from the Seine and the Bois de Boulogne.
Address: 24 rue du Commandant-Guilbaud - 75016 Paris
Getting to the stadium by public transport:
Metro line 9, “Porte de Saint-Cloud” station (connections with RER line A).
Metro line 10, “Porte d’Auteuil” (connections with RER lines B and C).
“Porte de Saint-Cloud” station is served by RATP bus routes 22, 62 and 72; routes 32 and 52 run from “Porte d’Auteuil” station.
"Rendez-vous in Paris Region"
The region around Paris, the "city of light"
© Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Annemiek Veldman
The Ile-de-France region offers a unique and ideal backdrop for any vacation: from the Eiffel Tower and the Notre-Dame to the Moulin Rouge, the emblematic monuments of Paris rival the châteaux, landscapes, forests and valleys of its surrounding areas.
© Paris Tourist Office - Photographe : Annemiek Veldman
Admire the fantastic view over the rooftops of Paris from the steps of the Sacré Cœur in Montmartre, or from the top of the Arc de triomphe, from the 5th floor of the Centre Pompidou, or even from the top of the Montparnasse Tower or the roof of the “Grande Arche”. Ile-de-France is filled with destinations that are ideal for visiting with friends or family. Famous sites throughout the region, outside of Paris, include Disneyland Paris, France Miniature, the Musée Grévin waxworks museum, the City of Science and Industry, and the Jardin d’Acclimatation. From the National Museum of Archeology in Saint-Germain-en-Laye to the Château de Versailles, the region is filled with French history.
ILE-DE-FRANCE PRODUCES A VAST NUMBER OF GOURMET PRODUCTS
Paris boasts nearly 70 Michelin-starred restaurants and a vast number of prestigious establishments. Typical brasseries serve French classics such as steak-frites and pommes parisiennes (Parisian potatoes), as well as more elaborate "bistro" style dishes. If you want to grab some food on the go, opt for a traditional simple baguette sandwich with ham and butter from any boulangerie, and enjoy a picnic on a bench in one of the many parks.
The Ile-de-France region produces a vast number of gourmet products: Houdan poultry, lamb from Ile-de-France, as well as Parisian mushrooms and cress from Méréville. The local cheeses (Brie from Meaux, Melun or Coulommiers) rival the fantastic desserts of the region, such as the Paris-Brest praline pastry, chouquettes or Cream Puffs and colorful macarons. There are also many recipes made with peppermint from Milly or cherries from Montmorency.
The Agricultural Fair in Paris brings together all these specialties, as well as many others from all over France. You can also find these local specialties at the International Cheese and Wine Fair in Coulommiers, at the National Ham Fair and Fleamarket or at the Fair in Corbeil-Essonnes.
A PLETHORA OF DIVERSE EVENTS ALL YEAR ROUND
Paris- Ile-de-France hosts more than 700 events per year: festivals, concerts, exhibitions, performances, fairs, sporting events and more. The city is constantly showcasing innovate modern and contemporary artworks as well as ancient and classical art within the many cultural institutions, from museums to galleries to the opera house to theatre houses.
Some of the top events that enliven the streets of Paris annually include the Tropical Carnival, Techno Parade, Gay Pride parade, and Nuit Blanche festivities. Other festivals, such as Jazz à Saint-Germain-des-Prés Festival and the Foire Saint-Germain showcase the city’s village-feel, which the capital has retained over the years. Numerous events and music festivals give Ile-de-France its rhythm: Banlieues Bleues Festival, Solidays, Rock en Seine, and more.
Ile-de-France invites you to share in the thrills of many great sporting events: the Hermès Show Jumping at the Grand Palais, the Roland-Garros tennis tournament, the finish line of the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysées and the final of the Top 14 rugby at the Stade de France.
MODERNITY IS EVERYWHERE
Alongside the existing iconic monuments, many new sites have emerged: the Arab World Institute, the ‘First Arts’ Museum of Quai Branly, the film library, the City of Music, the Great Arch of Defense, the Opera at the Bastille, the François Mittrand Library (at the heart of a new district), “Docks en Seine”: the Cube at Issy-les-Moulineaux, the Cathedral of the Resurrection at Evry, the Grand Stadium of France at St. Denis, and the Museum Mac/Val at Ivry-sur-Seine.
Whether you are interested in sports, culture, food or history, whether you are a shopaholic, a fashionista, a fan of contemporary design or a party animal, Ile-de-France has something for everyone.
Source: Atout France (France.fr)