Gepostet am 22nd Apr 2016
Toulouse, labelled by many as ‘The Pink city’ after the cities terracotta brickwork, is hosting some of Europe’s biggest teams this summer for Euro 2016.
Toulouse will welcome the holders Spain, Italy, Wales, Russia, Sweden and Czech Republic during the month long tournament.
Located in South-West France, Toulouse is the European capital of aeronautics and innovation and has embraced the technological age in recent years - boasting Europe’s largest space centre.
The city has a vibrant university population and is a city steeped in history, as well as being voted the most desirable place to live in France with plenty of bars, pubs and nightclubs to celebrate if your team wins.
Fixtures in Toulouse:
Group D: Spain vs Czech Republic - Monday 13th June - 14:00
Group E: Italy vs Sweden - Friday 17th June - 14:00
Group B: Russia vs Wales - Monday 20th June - 20:00
Last 16: Group F Winner vs Group E Runner-Up - Sunday 26th June - 20:00
Kick-off times UK GMT
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Toulouse is very accessible by all modes of transport and home to an international airport, Blagnac.
The city is also connected to Paris via a high speed rail line with the city at the heart of the South-West transport network.
The Metro and tram services are very efficient and run on a regular basis, making them an excellent option for getting around the city and the surrounding areas. The city is also supported by three metro lines and a comprehensive bus network.
Where to watch the game:
The Stadium de Toulouse holds 33,000 people and used to be nicknamed ‘little wembley’ due to its resemblance to England’s national stadium. However, since surviving a chemical plant explosion, the stadium has undergone vast refurbishment prior to UEFA Euro 2016.
The ground can be easily accessed by the city Metro Line B which is a direct link to the stadium with numerous tram and bus routes also proving to be a useful form of matchday travel.
A large Fan Zone holding 12,000 spectators will be set up on Jules Guesde alleys. The area will be open daily with entertainment and food courts available.
The Fan Zone is also within walking distance of the stadium, however roads surrounding the fan zones will be closed four hours prior to kick off and one hour after the game.