Tour de France 2019 is on!

We have just finished the FIFA World Cup 2019 in France, and already the next big event is running – Tour de France 2019!

Tour de France in 2019 started in Brussels in Belgium, but only the first three races will be arranged there. After that, all the action is moved to France and it will be a fantastic event as all the bicyclists will do their best to stand with the gold medal in hand after the final race ending up in Paris on July 28th.

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Tour de France – Source: Pixabay

It is quite impressive considering how the contestants will drive more than 3450 kilometers on their bicycles in less than 22 days. And yes, some of the days are resting dates as well, meaning that they are really moving big distances on every single day in which there are actual races being arranged.

Tour de France is considered to be one of the most important bicycle races every year, and also one of the hardest. Together with Giro D’Italia and Vuelta a Espana, this is what makes the contestants wake up early in the morning to exercise every day… to win one of these races.

The competition was established in 1903, and it has been running mostly every year since then. In 2019, some races will be arranged in Belgium, and in other years, Italy, Germany, and Spain have also arranged some of the races of the popular competition.

If you want to read more about Tour de France, check this article in Britannica Encyclopedia.

Last year, Geraint Thomas won the tour (the 105 edition of the race). He won ahead of Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome. Many people expect Geraint Thomas to win again this year, but as we all know, anything can happen in the cycling sport, so you better pay attention in order to not miss out on any important moment.

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FIFA World Cup in France right now!

Did you know that the FIFA World Cup is arranged in France at this very moment? It all started on June 7th and it will last for one full month. The opening match was played between France and South Korea at Parc des Princes in Paris on June 7th, and the final will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Lyon exactly one month later.

FIFA World Cup in France and in Paris

France is a great host for such competitions and not only are they a great host, but they are also very good at playing at home ground. During the European Championship in 2016, they almost won the trophy, but they ended up losing the final against Portugal. But, in 2018 France was able to get revenge as they won the FIFA World Cup 2018 for men. Can they win the FIFA World Cup in 2019 as the females compete?

France got a great start on the tournament winning 4-0 against South Korea, but they have some more tough group stage matches ahead before they will enter the knockout stage. Their toughest match during the group stage will be played against Norway on June 12th. You can find the ultimate FIFA World Cup streaming guide with schedules and much more here.

Most people agree on the fact that the French team is among the biggest favorites to win the entire World Cup. There are, however, some tough opponents, and the United States might be the biggest of them all. They started the World Cup with a 13-0 win against Thailand. That doesn’t have to mean a lot, but it sure says something about their attackers and their ability to score a lot of goals.

France will play their last group stage match against Nigeria on June 17th and after that it will be time for the knockout stage. But, will Norway or France win the group A? Most people expect it to be France, but a lot will depend on their performance in the match against Norway on June 12th.

Matches played in Paris during the World Cup

Quite a lot of matches will be played in Paris during the FIFA World Cup. But, it is also easy to travel around in France with car of with some of the rapid trains if you desire to see a match live at the stadium somewhere else than in Paris.

You can buy tickets at some of the stadiums or at the official website of the tournament.

Enjoy the FIFA World Cup in France!

Shakira concerts in Paris

Shakira ParisOn November 10th and November 11th Shakira will perform in the AccorHotels Arena in Paris. Are you ready for a party on this Friday or Saturday? Get tickets for the Shakira concert right away!

Shakira is out touring the world again, but this time she will not visit that many cities in Europe. Paris is, as a result, a very lucky city, considering the fact that Shakira will perform twice in the French capital. The first concert will start at 20.00 on November 10th in the AccorHotels Arena, while the second concert on Saturday, November 11th, will start at 20.00 in the same venue.

Besides the Shakira concerts in Paris, the diva will also perform in Antwerpen, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Zurich and some more cities in Europe.

Would you like to be there at one of the Shakira concerts in Paris in November? You can buy tickets using the ticket link beneath.

Shakira Paris 2017

Accor Hotels Arena
November 10th & 11th

Tickets: Viagogo

For more information about other programs and happenings taking place in Paris, look around here in our Paris Guide.

PSG – Amiens SC, Ligue 1 kick-off 2017-18 season

August 4th will be the date for the Ligue 1 kick-off in the new season. Last years champions AS Monaco will play against Toulouse. On August 5th at 17.00 the next match in the new season will be played, and that will be between PSG and Amiens SC.

Amiens SC is a new team in the French top league, and everyone expects their opening match against PSG to be a simple win for PSG. It will probably turn into that, but anything can happen. The match will be played at the home field of PSG, Parc des Princes, and if you want to be there to taste the atmosphere, buy your tickets for the match right away.

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Can PSG win Ligue 1 in 2017-18 again? By Silvia_Preihs / Shutterstock

The French league will be the first one to start of the top leagues in Europe. The Premier League in England will only have its kick-off one week later, and the German Bundesliga will keep its fans waiting even longer. Luckily fans of French football doesn’t have to wait much, only 1 1/2 week, and then it will be the kick-off for the new French football season.

That might be handy, as it gives the teams more time to play before the big tournaments like the Champions League and the Europe League will start.

Will PSG win Ligue 1 this year?

Last year everyone was surprised that PSG did not win Ligue 1. For the first time in years, another team won the league. AS Monaco was the team to dethrone PSG, but can they keep their place at the top of French football for two seasons in a row? We doubt it, but they have managed to keep quite some of their star players remain in the squad, so maybe AS Monaco will surprise us again?

Would you like to watch PSG play live?

Press the link above to get more information about the squad. If you simply want to stream Ligue 1 online, then you can read more about how it is done in the IP Address Guide.

There are lots of other great programs and activities to enjoy while in Paris. After all, the world is more than football. So, why don’t you book a river cruise with dinner, some tickets for the Moulin Rogue, pay a visit to the Eiffel Tower, and enjoy some culture at the Louvre museum? The options are uncountable, but that is what makes Paris such a magic city.

Lady Gaga concerts in Paris 2017

Lady Gaga concertOn October 6th and October 7th Lady Gaga will perform in AccorHotels Arena in Paris. Would you like to listen to the diva live in Paris on one of these concerts?

On Friday the sixth of October AccorHotels Arena will be packed with people who love to music of Lady Gaga. Lots of people remember the AccorHotels Arena by its former name, Bercy, but now it runs under a new name. It is a very popular venue which recently was used for the IIHF World Cup in Icehockey, a tournament won by Sweden in the end. It was also used during the Handball World Cup earlier this year, a tournament won by France.

But on October 6th and 7th it will be used by fans who come and gather together to listen to Lady Gaga. It will be one crazy show, because if there is one thing Lady Gaga masters, it is showmaking. She might not have the best voice in the world, but what takes place on the stage during her concerts is still fabulous stuff.

If you want to be there at one of the Lady Gaga concerts in Paris in 2017, then you can buy tickets using the link beneath.

Lady Gaga Paris 2017

AccorHotels Arena
October 6th and October 7th

Tickets: Viagogo

Want to do something else instead? Read more about the famous attractions in Paris and get advises for popular activities as you look around here in our Paris Guide.

After the Lady Gaga concerts in Paris, the lady will travel to London where she will perform twice in the O2 Arena. Tickets for those concerts can also be bought form Viagogo.