The Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicked off in style with a brilliant opening that didn’t disappoint at the Stadium of France this afternoon.
Fans who gathered in Paris to cheer the French and Romanian teams were treated to a stunning and colorful show themed quite fittingly “Welcome to France!”
Welcome to France! Source: Instagram
Some 400 dancers were waltzing around the Stadium with a choreography by Wanda Robicki, who also created the dances from the Athens 2004 Olympics.
Insane costumes, a magical backdrop and winks at France’s culture with Piaff and Can-Can girls all participated to create a memorable effect.
For the occasion, the Stadium morphed into a magical, phantasmagorical garden
The Stadium of France turned into a garden of dreams; Source: Instagram
Blue, white, and red fireworks set off in the cloudy Parisian skies
Vivre un événement de cette ampleur à domicile c'est quelque chose d'incroyable ! Quelle fête quelle ambiance quelle joie d'être au Stade de France 👌🏼😳😗 ! Allez les bleus, fier d'être bleus 🇫🇷🙏🏼 ! Merci au bon dieu de me faire vivre ces événements❤️❤️ ! #euro2016 #France #romania #stadedefrance #lovelife #Lovefootball
A Mini Eiffel tower was erected
Rathor-thin Eiffel Tower at the Stadium of France; Source: Instagram
Characters coming straight from a fairy tale were warming up the fans
Bright red lips paraded proudly around the stadium
Bright red lips; Source: Telegraph
David Guetta played This One’s For You, the official song of the Euros 2016
David Guetta DJing at the Euros; Source: Instagram
Watch this recap of the stunning Euro 2016 opening ceremony
Opening ceremony at the Stadium of France; Source: Instagram
Or watch this video on Periscope
— Nikos Aliagas (@nikosaliagas) June 10, 2016
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