5 Ultimate Things to do during the Euro 2016
After months and months of waiting, it’s finally time: the Euro 2016 is on! With five matches happening in Bordeaux, the effervescence in the city is definitely at its height. Thousands of football fans from all over the world are converging to the city with one goal in mind: to have the best time of their lives!
To do so, we’ve hand-picked the 5 ultimate things and tantalizing options you absolutely can’t go around during the Euro 2016 in Bordeaux.
#1. Be a part of the frenzied Atmosphere at the new Stadium
With more than 42 000 places, attending a game at the new stadium of Bordeaux is an unforgettable experience. Starting on the 11th of June with Wales and Slovakia, three other pool games and one quarter-final are taking place there.
#2. Watch a Game at the Fan Zone with 62 499 other Fans
Set-up Place des Quinconces as a part of the fan zone, a giant screen of 116m² is broadcasting the 51 matches of the competition live. Totally free, the fan zone is definitely one of the hottest spot in the city during this Euro 2016, with also live music on everyday and a show of the aerobatic demonstration team of the French Air Force.
#3. Live the Euro 2016 “à la Française”
Spending some time in Bordeaux to enjoy the Euro 2016 is one thing, but let's not forget the long list of local addresses, bars and restaurants as well! One of the best way to enjoy the “art de vivre à la française” while watching a game of the Euro 2016, is to have a glass of Bordeaux wine in the Saint Pierre area.
Terraces are usually packed before the kick-off, and when the game is on, everyone’s screaming, cheering… And sometimes crying.
#4. Hop on an Excursion to the Vineyards
Known as the world wine capital, whenever you come to Bordeaux, you can’t go around an excursion to the vineyards! Hop on a bus or get aboard a boat on the Garonne, and head to the largest wine producing region of the world. Because let’s just face it, what’s better than joining a wine tasting to recharge your batteries before or after a match of the Euro?
#5. Have a breath of fresh air on the Right Bank
Bordeaux isn’t only its old city center and its stadium, the city’s right bank is also worth a look. Just accross the Pont Chaban Delmas and the Pont de Pierre, visitors can take a walk along the quays or go on bike ride while enjoying what might be one of the best view of Bordeaux.
Very popular among the locals, Darwin is an excellent spot to grab some food or to have a drink before heading back to what matters most at this time of the year: the Euro.
Now that we’ve shared our insider tips on the ultimate things to do in the city during the Euro 2016, the only thing that we can wish you is to live this month of conviviality to the fullest, until the closing show of the fan zone…
Unless you’ve decided to stay for a few more days to enjoy the Bastille day fireworks?