UEFA Euro 2016 Accommodation and Transport
Posted on 10/11/2015
On 12th December the draw will be made for the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament in France. With Wales, Northern Ireland and England all safely through qualifying it’s time to get planning for a summer of football in France.
For the first time the tournament will have six groups with four teams in each group. The draw will see teams selected from 4 “pots” with the highest ranked teams in pot 1. England are the only pot one team from the home nations and this means they won’t be facing France, Spain, Germany, Portugal or Belgium in the group stages. Wales and Northern Ireland are both in pot 4 which means they won’t be facing each other, but could face England.
Hiring a campervan is a great way to explore France and catch the matches on the way round. France is very well set up for camping with excellent campsites near every host city. It’s also likely that some temporary campsites will be set up near the venues. These sites will be really popular with fans so you’ll be able to celebrate (or commiserate) together.
The Euro 2016 host cities include Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice, Paris, St. Etienne and Toulouse. They're spread across the country and offer a real variety of scenery and cultures to explore in between the football matches.
Which group your team ends up in can make a big difference to the length of your road trip. If England end up in Group C then it’s just a short 140 mile hop from the first game in Lille to the second two matches in Paris. However if England end up in group B then it’s a whopping 1,060 mile trip covering Marseille, Lens and St Etienne. A spot in group F for either Wales or Northern Ireland involves a drive through the wine country of Bordeaux, then along the French Riviera to Marseille and then finishing in the beautiful medieval city of Lyon. Fingers crossed!
The graphic below will help you get planning for your Euro 2016 campervan road trip
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