Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Toulouse

We left Lille in the pouring rain and headed to Charles De Gaulle airport for our flight to Toulouse.

Air France planes stood idly on the tarmac due to a strike by their pilots, but Easyjet flew to Toulouse.

Fuelled on Duo de Canard & Banofee Pie we headed through the beautiful town of Toulouse to the stadium, which sits on an island just 20 minutes from town.

Spain v Czech Republic Toulouse.


As, is now normal we arrived with 30 minutes to spare. No problems with security.

Spain dominated the game and won with a late goal.

Planning ahead we found that one of the tournament sponsors, the railway company SNCF had decided to cancel tomorrow's train that we were due to catch. The plan now is to try and jump on the one two hours earlier which we believe is running.

Spain v Czech Republic Toulouse.


We returned to town and settled in a bar to watch the Italy v Belgium game. The setting couldn't have been more different than that encountered on our first night. Sat in a courtyard, glimpses of a blue sky, and a large screen with view obscured by an overhanging tree and flowers.

Ross Clegg

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