Sports Tourism in France

largest country in the European Union. Besides, France is also one of the most beautiful countries in the continent, home to large number of people and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world. France is visited by

billions of tourists from all parts of the world throughout the year, thanks to its unique geographical location and abundance of natural assets of different varieties. The scenic beauty that France offers to its visitors is simply breathtaking. Besides, there are several historic and religious places, archaeological sites, monuments that attract plenty of tourists. Lot of people visit France for enjoying different types of adventurous sports and activities too.

Speaking about sports it must also be mentioned that the people of France have got a great passion for different kinds of sports and sports tourism in France is very popular all over the world. Lot of international sports events are held in France throughout the year and large number of spectators from different countries gather in the venues to enjoy the actions.

Sports in France is a very important part of the cultural life of the people. Whenever there is a football match or tennis match or a rugby tournament, people of the country gather in the stadiums and in front of their television screens to enjoy the excitement. There are several world-class stadiums in different cities of France where international tournaments for sports like football, rugby, tennis motor racing and hockey are held quite often. These stadiums are major parts of sports tourism in France. The stadiums in France are
some of the best in the world and have got great facilities needed for arranging international events. Speaking about international events it has to be mentioned that in the year 1998, France was the organizer of the FIFA World Cup. All matches of the tournaments were held in the most popular international stadiums of France like Stade de France in the city of Saint Denis, Stade Veledrome in Marseille, Parc des Princess in Paris, the capital city, Stade de la Beaujoire in the city of Nantes, Stade Gerland in Lyon, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard in Saint Etienne, Stade de Toulouse in Toulouse. So these these are the cities that you must visit for enjoying your sports tourism in France.

Apart from the FIFA World Cup, French Open Tennis, the international tennis tournament which is also popular as Roland Garros and is held every year is also one of the biggest sports events in France and the stadiums remain jampacked during the event. However if you really want to enjoy sports tourism in France, you should plan your holiday during any of the rugby tournaments or car racing events like the Grand Prix which is held in the country every year.