Want to support your national team or simply enjoy the thrilling atmosphere of the biggest women football competition in the world? Read our guide on how to get to the 9 stadiums hosting the action.
1. Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
Located on the banks of the rivers Drac and Isère and surrounded by mountains, Grenoble is one of the most picturesque cities hosting the Women Football Competition. With its 20,068 seats, the Stade des Alpes will hold four qualifiers and a round of sixteen game.
Getting to the Stade des Alpes by train is easy – Grenoble train station is 1h away from Lyon, 2h 20m from Marseille and 3h from Paris. From the station, simply take tram line A towards Chavant.
The stadium is right in the city centre and there are plenty of nearby bars, pubs and restaurants. The Restaurant du Stade offers all-you-can-eat buffets and the Pay Your Beer bar is ideal for the post-game celebration.
2. Stade Auguste Delaune, Reims
The second host city, Reims welcomes the teams in the legendary Stade Auguste Delaune, opened in 1935 with 21,127 seats.
To get there, take the train to Reims station, which is about 40m away from Paris and 1h 15m from Strasbourg. Once in the city, just take tram A or B and get off at Comédie or Courlancy to get to the stadium.
Given its location in the city centre, you’ll be spoilt for choice to find a table in a local bar or restaurant.
3. Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Football is a religion in the north of France, so you won't be surprised to see Valenciennes as one of the cities where the Women Football Competition takes place.
Valenciennes train station is only 28m away from Lille and 1h 45m from Paris Gare du Nord. Once in the city, take tram 1 and hop off at Nungesser, which is quite close to the stadium. With its 25,172 seats, the venue will host four qualifying games and a quarter-final.
Once the competition is over, you can stay near the stadium. The Brasserie du Stade offers a wide range of drinks and local dishes!
4. Stade Océane, Le Havre
The Norman city, second port of France, is home to the oldest French football club – Le Havre Athletic Club, founded in 1872. Its stadium, the Stade Océane is quite modern and has up to 25,178 seats. It’ll be the location of five games of the qualifying rounds and a quarter-final.
The area around the stadium is quiet and peaceful. For a drink, you’ll need to head to the city centre.
5. Roazhon Park, Rennes
The capital of Brittany will host 29,778 people in the Roazhon Park stadium, where five group stage matches and a quarter-final will take place.
Getting to the stadium is simple – Rennes station is 45m away from Le Mans, 1h 15m away from Nantes and 1h 30m from Paris. On match days, a regular shuttle bus service will take you to Roazhon Park from Place de la République, which is a ten-minute walk away from the train station.
If you want to celebrate your team’s victory, head to the city centre, which offers plenty of bars, clubs and restaurants.
6. Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
As the first sporting city in France, Montpellier would never miss the Women Football Competition 2019. Its stadium, Stade de la Mosson, (32,939 seats) will host four group stage matches.
Located in the city centre, Montpellier train station is well-connected to Marseille (1h 25m), Lyon (1h 50m) and Paris (3h 20m) To reach the stadium from the station, just take tram 1 towards Mosson and hop off at Stade de la Mosson.
The stadium is located in a quiet area – if you want to have drinks or dinner, simply return to the city centre.
7. Allianz Riviera, Nice
The metropolis of the Côte d'Azur will also be hosting the Women Football Competition 2019. Its stadium is the Allianz Riviera, a modern structure with 35,624 seats, which will see four rounds of the qualifying games take place and the third-place playoff.
Nice stadium is located about 10 km away from the city centre, so head to the city centre for post-game celebrations.
8. Parc des Princes, Paris
With its 47,929 seats, Parc des Princes is the second largest stadium of the 2019 Women Football Competition. It will host five group stage matches and the quarter-finals.
With no less than 7 stations, Paris is easily accessible from any city in France.
Getting to the stadium is easy too – just use the subway and take line 9 (get off at Porte de Saint-Cloud) or line 10 (get off at Porte d'Auteuil).
9. Groupama Stadium, Lyon
The Groupama stadium in Lyon is a brand-new stadium with a capacity of 59,186 seats. It’ll host the semi-finals and the final of the competition.
By train, Lyon is 1h 55m from Paris, 2h and 55m from Lille and 4h from Toulouse. From Lyon-Part-Dieu train station, it takes only 20m by tram to reach the stadium directly. The tram stop is located on Boulevard de la Villette, at the south exit of the train station.
Fun fact – the stadium is not located in Lyon, but in the neighbouring municipality of Décines-Charpieu. So, to celebrate the night of the final, head towards the city centre.