Euro 2016 Campervan hire
Posted on 03/08/2015 by Eleanor Morley
Only 1 year to go, and the Europa league kicks off around France, with 24 national football teams competing in 10 different locations throughout the country. This cup hasn’t been held in France since 1984, and the French Football Federation (FFF) are proud and excited to once again host this prestigious event!
Germany are the favourites for this cup, winning the World Cup in 2014, as well as being FIFAs number 1 team! Spain won Euro 2008 and 2012, as well as the world cup in 2010, so they will come out fighting in order to keep their Euro title! France themselves are strong contenders, and imagine the buzz around the country as they work their way up to the top! Other great teams such as Holland, England and Italy are also in the running, and that’s just to name a few. One thing you can guarantee is that you will see some outstanding football wherever you go!
When the time comes, people from all over the world will flock to France in order to see some sporting history, and the atmosphere in these 10 hosting cities will be buzzing. But due to the large amount of people coming to watch the football as well as all the football teams, the accommodation prices during these games will increase dramatically. At best, you can expect an expensive trip, at worst, you won’t have anywhere to sleep at all. Now, there’s no need to panic, I’d hate to see you sleeping rough, so I’m here to help.
Luckily for you, France has a huge camping community. You only need to google one of the hosting cities to see there are a number campsites in the area with access to the city, and usually with great facilities and even better prices. Instead of paying the €100+ for a hotel, campsites will cost closer to €25. That’s a steal, right?! Not only this, when you’re not watching the football, you can be out seeing some French country side, and depending on your campsite, you may have a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and a whole host of other facilities, which you may find more preferable to the hectic cramped cities during this time.
For some great campsite, all recommended by fellow Spaceship travellers, check out these links:
- Camping Indigo (various locations in France including Paris and Lyon) http://www.camping-indigo.com/en
- Camping Sandaya at Maison Lafitte (Paris) http://www.sandaya.co.uk/web/EN/campings/France/Paris/Maisons-Laffitte/Overview.htm
- Camping Les Cent Chenes (Nice) http://www.camping-lescentchenes.com
- Cool camping (various locations) https://www.coolcamping.co.uk/
- Camping Municipal (various locations) www.camping-municipal.org
- Pitch up- (various locations) https://www.pitchup.com/
- Alan Rogers (various locations) https://alanrogers.com/
For the real football fans out there, you can even make a tour of the different cities and check out various games and each venue. And with tickets for the games starting at €25, it would make for a great adventure for any football fan. With the extra money you will save camping, and the freedom you gain from your little camper, you can make your trip to France more than just a football fix!
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