France in Euro 2020

It is time for the European Championship in football. The matches will be played all across Europe, but no matches will be played in Paris, nor in France. But, you do not have to travel a long distance to watch France, at least not if you would like to watch their opening match in the tournament against Germany on the fifteenth of June.

France has ended up in the toughest and most interesting of all the different groups in the European Championship. Not only will they play against Germany, they will also play against the champions from the European Championship in 2016, Portugal. They will also play against Hungary, but most people consider the latter to be a weak opponent that France should be able to beat easily. But, no matter what will happen, Group F is set to be very interesting.

France has the strongest team in the tournament!

Even though France cannot play at home, they will still be favorites to win the entire tournament. If you look at the names in the squad, it is easy to see that they have some of the strongest players, and a team that is capable of beating all the other teams in the tournament. If you look at the list of strikers, I believe most other countries would be happy to have one such striker in the squad… not 6-7-8. It is one thing that Karim Benzema has returned to play for France, but he will have to fight hard to earn himself a spot in the starting 11, considering that the other strikers are Griezmann, Mbappe, Coman, Dembele, and Giroud. In fact, they have even more great strikers besides these as well. If I were a defender that had to play against France, I would be terrified.

Euro 2020

When and where will France play in Euro 2020?

  • As I have already mentioned, France will play their opening match in Munich against Germany on June 15th. The match will start at 21.00.
  • The second match will be played in Budapest against Hungary on June 19th. This match will start at 15.00.
  • The third and final group stage match will be played against Portugal on June 23rd. This match will start at 21.00.

France is a lucky nation, considering that they will play two matches in Budapest. Why is that a good thing? As a player, one of the best things you do in life is to play in front of lots of spectators. It is one thing to have millions watching the matches on their TV screens or streaming the matches on the Internet, but it is different to play at a stadium packed with people. Unfortunately, we have almost forgotten what that feeling is like due to COVID.

During Euro 2020, there is only one city and one stadium that will be packed at 100% capacity. Do you know which city and stadium that is? That is the Puskas Stadion in Budapest. In other words, France will get to play in front of more than 60,000 spectators twice during the tournament, and that will for sure give the entire team a boost!

Who will France play against in the knockout stage?

I firmly believe that France will win Group F, but nothing can be said for sure. If they win the group, they will play the first match in the knockout stage against the best third place team from group A, B, or C. A wild guess would tell me that this potentially can be Switzerland, Wales, Denmark, Russia, Austria, or maybe Ukraine.

If France would end up second in the group, the will play against the winner of group D in the first leg of the knockout stage, which might easily end up being England or Croatia. Now, that would be interesting, wouldn’t it?


Are you ready for the European Championship in football? We hope it will be a tournament of joy and great football, and that there will be no reasons at all to worry about COVID during the different matches at the stadiums.

What do you believe? Will France win the tournament? I would love to hear your thoughts and comments!

New pissoirs in Paris – Do you like them?

Paris has gotten some extra attention in international media lately because of their new eco-friendly pissoirs (urinals). Take a look at them yourself and tell us what you think!

Open-air urinals in Paris -
Open-air urinals in Paris – Source: CNN

The open-air urinals are created in order to make men urinate less in the streets of Paris. That is a nice thing, and Paris is not the first city to create such open-air urinals in the middle of a city. If you travel to Amsterdam you can see very similar things.

The urinals in Paris are colored red, and they have plants at the top of them. The urinals have a straw layer to make sure that there will be no smell, and the pee itself will be turned into nutrients that can later be used in parks and for plants all around Paris. So, the intention is noble.

There have been some similar open-air urinals in Paris for a while, but the most recent addition has made people both complain and laugh.

Watch the Seine while you pee in Paris - Source: CNN
Watch the Seine while you pee in Paris – Source: CNN

The newest open-air pissoir in Paris is located next to the River Seine. This gives the needy a beautiful view while peeing, but it gives a special view to the tourists enjoying a peaceful ride on the River Seine. A tourist cannot watch the noble parts of the person peeing, but they can watch the facial expression of the one doing so, and that is too much for some people.

So, what do you think about the new open-air urinals in Paris? Do you like them? Would you mind having such a pissoir located near where you live in your hometown? 

A beautiful night-shot

Paris is a beautiful city, but it is hard to catch the real beauty of the city in a photo. But, there are some photographers able to get the beauty on camera, and this picture is an example of that.

A beautiful night-shot of Paris. Picture from Pixabay.
A beautiful night-shot of Paris! Source: Pixabay

We didn’t make the photo ourselves, because to make such an image, you need very expensive equipment and a lot of training. We don’t have the expensive equipment, nor the training, so we focus on writing about Paris instead. But, we hope you will enjoy this amazing picture, and that it will inspire you to visit Paris sometime soon.

We will post more fantastic pictures from Paris in the near future, so stay tuned!

Public screening of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Paris

The FIFA World Cup 2018 will have its kickoff in two days. But, will there be public screenings in Paris? What about the area in front of Hotel de Ville (City Hall)?

During the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and during Euro 2016 big screens were placed in front of Hotel de Ville in the heart of Paris, and thousands of people gathered to watch the matches. But, the world isn’t as easy as it once was, and due to terrorist attacks and terrorist threats, very strict rules have been made when it comes to showing football matches on outdoor areas in Paris.

Public screenings in Paris

An official from the ministry have said: “I remind all publicly-elected officials of the fact that ‘big screen’ zones are completely forbidden in public spaces.” This is quite similar to what’s going on in Brussels, where public screenings have been banned, but there are some exceptions. And, there might be some exceptions in Paris as well.

During the European Championship in 2016, there were dedicated fan zones in the ten “host” cities in France. These were all heavily guarded and protected, and thus they managed to keep terrorist attacks away. But, this time there will be no official places guarded and protected, and thus local event managers will have to do the job themselves if they want to have a public screening somewhere. But, not only will they have to arrange with the security, protection, controls, and guards, but they will also have to pay the bill for the entire program themselves. And, that will be a tough nut to crack, and for that reason, we do not expect there to be public screenings of the FIFA World Cup outdoors in Paris.

But, if you really want to watch the FIFA World Cup with friends in Paris, why not visit a pub instead? There are quite a lot of sports-bars in Paris, and beneath you can find the name and website of some good places you could go.

These could be good options if you want to watch the World Cup in Paris. The matches will be broadcasted mostly by TF1 in France, meaning that you can also watch them on the TV in your hotel room.

You can find a full World Cup schedule right here. If you want more instructions on how you could possibly stream the matches on the Internet (if you want to watch it on BBC/ITV in the UK instead of TF1 in France), check this site.

When will France play?

France will play their first match in the FIFA World Cup against Australia on June 16th (in four days from now). They will then play against Peru on June 21st, and their last group stage match will be against Denmark on June 26th. They have ended up in a tough group, and especially Denmark and Peru should be considered tough opponents. Neither of the teams has lost in more than 10 matches, but that might have changed before France will play against the teams on June 21st and June 26th. Denmark will play against Peru on June 16th, so that will be an interesting match to follow for those looking to watch some great football matches.

Want to pay with Bitcoin in Paris? Here are some places to visit!

Do you want to spend some virtual money, Bitcoin, during your stay in Paris? Here are some places which will allow you to pay with Bitcoin as you walk the streets of Paris.

Is Bitcoin a bubble, or is Bitcoin the future? It is hard to say, but it can be said for sure, Bitcoin gets a lot of attention in media all the time. So, why not spend some Bitcoin as you come to the French capital? But, there are not many places which will let you pay with Bitcoin, but there are some, and here you will find a list presenting some of them.

You should be aware of the fact that with extremely high Bitcoin transaction fees, it might be that some of the places will stop accepting Bitcoin, but with the lightning network coming to Bitcoin soon, we hope that speeds will go up and fees will go down. So, give it a try, and enjoy spending your Bitcoins in Paris.

Places that accept Bitcoin in Paris

Oda Jeanne – Buy French fashion with Bitcoin

Would you like to buy some beautiful clothes in Paris? This is a fashion store for women, and they are supposed to accept Bitcoin as a payment method. You can visit their website at http://www.odajeanne.com/.

Glasscove – Fashion for both genders

Would you like to bring your boyfriend and buy some clothes to him as well? Why not check out the store Glasscove? You can find their website at https://www.boutiqueglasscove.com/.

Le pas sage – Eat your Bitcoin

Why not grab something nice to eat while in Paris? At Le pas sage you can eat delicious French food, and finish your stay paying for everything with Bitcoin. You can find their website at https://restaurant-lepassage.fr/.

Il Bugigattolo – This sounds cool

Il Bugigattolo is the restaurant with the nicest website and they even have a Bitcoin logo on their website. This restaurant also has a 4,5/5 score at TripAdvisor, making it a fairly good place based on reviews written by visitors. Would you like to give it a try? You can visit the Il Bugigattolo website here.

LePicotin – One more restaurant

If you are tired, LePicotin almost looks like LeBitcoin, just mixing up some letters and order. But, LePicotin is not connected to Bitcoin in any other way than the fact that they accept Bitcoin payments as you visit the restaurant for a meal. You can find out more about LePicotin at their website.

Buy this hamburger at LePicotin in Paris and pay with Bitcoin
Buy this hamburger at LePicotin in Paris and pay with Bitcoin

The Bitcoin Centre

This is not a place where you spend a lot of Bitcoin (necessarily), but you visit it because you are a Bitcoin enthusiast who wants to visit the first Bitcoin center in Europe. You can find a Bitcoin ATM here, and this is a perfect place to learn more about Bitcoin and to meet others who share the same passion. More information about the Bitcoin center in Paris can be found on its Facebook page.

More places accepting Bitcoin in Paris?

Yes, we know this was a very short list. But, we would love to make it longer. Why don’t you write a comment and tell us about more places accepting Bitcoin in Paris, and we will do our uttermost to update and make this list much better and more comprehensive. Good idea, isn’t it?

Do you want to know more about how you can buy and trade with Bitcoin? It might sound complicated, but you will for sure find answers as you visit the Bitcoin center in Paris. Have you gotten the Bitcoin infection? Think about cryptos all day and feel like trading some? Read more about different cryptocurrency exchanges in this article to find out which exchange will be the best for you.