Whether by car, train or plane, Northern France is so easy to reach. Lille, the capital of the region, will host five games, including two England matches and one Scotland match. Located less than 80 minutes from London by Eurostar (including tunnel time!) or 60 minutes from Paris by train, it couldn’t be easier! From Paris or Lille you could then get efficient connecting trains to other key towns in the Hauts-de-France region such as Amiens, Arras, Boulogne-sur-Mer or Laon. Or if you’re planning to drive over, everyone who’s done it will tell you how easy, efficient and quiet the roads are in France. In other words, however you plan to get from A to B, you’ll have no problem getting out and about – even for a daytrip.
If you’re lucky enough to get tickets for the semi-finals in Paris, you might like to know that in under an hour’s drive from the capital (or 20-minute train) you can visit some of France’s most incredible places including Chantilly, most famous for its chateau and palatial stables but also for its signature whipped cream. If Mother Nature’s more your thing, it has to be the Compiègne forest – a 39-minute train ride from Paris where you can hire bikes to get on historic woodland trails.