FourFourTwo offers the inside track on where the best footballers in Europe will be strutting their stuff this summer
Stade de France, Saint-Denis
Euro 2016 highlight: Final
Did you know? The 13,000-ton roof’s striking elliptical shape is intended to symbolise the universality of sport in France. It’s obvious, really. Right?
Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon
Did you know? The stadium was meant to be finished in 2014, but construction delays resulted in it only being completed in January 2016.
Parc des Princes, Paris
Club: Paris Saint-Germain
Highlight: N. Ireland vs Germany
Did you know? This was the scene for one of France’s greatest football occasions: their 2–0 victory over Spain in the final of Euro 84.
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne
Highlight: Slovakia vs England
Did you know? The venue was originally on the subs’ bench for Euro 2016, before being added to help cope with the increased number of games.
Stade de Nice, Nice
Highlight: Spain vs Turkey
Did you know? The stadium’s east stand is named after legendary Italian politician and general Giuseppe Garibaldi, who was born in the city.
Stade Velodrome, Marseille
Did you know? Fans of l’OM strongly opposed moving to the ground in the late 1930s because of a cycling track that remained in place until 1985.
Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
Highlight: Switzerland vs France
Did you know? The arena was renamed in 2013 following the death of Pierre Mauroy, mayor of Lille (1973-2011) and French Prime Minister (1981-1984).
Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Did you know? This striking edifice was designed by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, the same architects that created the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens
Highlight: England vs Wales
Did you know? Lens’ entire population would not fill the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, yet the city’s second-tier team still attract crowds of 25,000-plus.
Stadium Municipal, Toulouse
Highlight: Italy vs Sweden
Did you know? Locals used to describe Stadium Municipal de Toulouse as ‘mini-Wembley’ because it resembles England’s original national stadium.