There are just seven days to go before Euro 2016, the world’s most prestigious soccer tournament kicks off in France. The country host side will open their first UEFA game in St-Denis against Romania on 10 June, to anticipated packed stands. Viagogo Sports ticket sales indicate there are just a handful of seats left across all categories. There are just 4 seats left in the Category 1 Gold class, and that will set you back a quick EU2,000.If you are a sports fanatic, this is a great time to be in France. Luckily, thanks to some fast talking, it has been reported by the Independent, that the French air traffic controllers have called off their strike, that was causing airline mayhem in the country.


The French clay tournament will see the Women’s doubles final take place and the Men’s singles final on 5 June. Once again, there are few tickets left for the event that will probably feature top-seeded Novak Djokovic facing off in a tense finish after he qualified for the semis in his match against Thomas Berdych at Roland Garros.

Motor racing.

In Le Mans, the world's top racing event – Le Man 24hrs, will take place on the road circuit through the town of Le Mans on 18th and 19th June. The race is tipped to be the biggest and the best as they have confirmed that 2016 will see a 60-grid capacity. Porche and Audi are hot contestants, but Ford is going out to have the time of their lives with their Ford Gts competing on the anniversary of their win in 1966 over Ferrari.

Cycle racing.

The Tour De France, one the most popular endurance sporting events in the world will be happening over three weeks from the 2nd July to the 24th. As usual, tens of millions of spectators are expected to line the road and root for the yellow jersey. The route covers a total of 3,500 kilometers.

Extreme running.

Almost every sport you can think of is on the go this summer, and some you might have never heard of before.

The Gois run event in Beauvoir-sur-Mer features 1,500 athletes who run against the sea over a four-kilometre course on a submersible road. The battle against the tides will feature about 30 international athletes, as well as local club participants. Visitors to France could fit this in, in between the clay finals on the 5th June and the Le Mans as the sea event will be held on 12 June.

Horse racing.

In Chantilly, the Dianne Prize horse race is described as exceptional, as the best European fillies compete over a 2,100m distance. Apart from the nine main races, a concert, and outdoor dining, the event is well known for the astonishing display of feminine fashion. Over 30,000 visitors are expected to attend on 19 June. The horse race has a history that goes back hundreds of year and the setting at the Grand Stables of the Princes of Condé, is reportedly stunning.

Extreme mountain biking.

Too bad if you missed the French Open Golf that ended on 3rd June, but Roc des Alpes could be the one event that makes up for it. This is the place to be if you are into mountain biking, and well, even if you just love mountains, live music, great bars, and other sports enthusiasts.

Some pretty extreme events are planned for this year’s 3 - day event at the mountain resort of La Clusaz, including Enduro, DH, XC and mountain bike trekking. One of the events requires cyclists to get to the start on a ski lift. If you like this then be in France from the 17 to the 19th June 2016.