Soccer fever is high in France this summer. In June France is playing host to the UEFA Euro Soccer 2016 tournament. Larger than ever before, 24 teams will fight it out to see which country will be the European champions. This will be a spectacle to see if you’re in Europe this summer between 10th June and 10th July. At Sixt we’ve found where to see the soccer matches and what to see in the cities, so that you’re ready for kick off.
Make the most of your trip to France by heading out of the city into the countryside and neighboring towns where you can discover hidden away chateaus and sample local cuisine. Driving gives you the flexibility to nip across border to Belgium or the freedom to go snorkeling in small inlets along the Mediterranean coast. With a great network of highways, all cities easy to reach and not a long drive away. Enjoy scenic routes between the cities, such as the stunning coastal roads between Marseille to Nice possible with a one way rental. With the ease of having your own vehicle, you can avoid the crowded train stations and comfortably drive straight to the stadium.
In France, like the USA, you drive on the right. However, the speed limits are signposted in kmph not mph and the speed limit in cities is 50km/h. If you use a highway, remember that they frequently are tolled. Another important point to be aware of is that blood alcohol levels are stricter than in the USA, 0.5 mg/ml (0.05%) as opposed to than 0.8 mg/ml (0.08%). For more tips, click here.
Most of all stay safe and enjoy the ride!
When travelling with a larger group, you might want to consider hiring a SUV, minivan or passenger van. You’ll have plenty of space for all your luggage and can easily travel as a group. Plus, being together certainly makes your trip more memorable.
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