Euro 2016: England’s Training Base At Chantilly Is Certainly Very Picturesque (Loads Of Photos)

Chris Wright

7th, June 2016

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England have just completed their first official pre-Euro 2016 training session at their team base located within the environs of the rather swanky ‘Auberge du Jeu de Paume’ hotel in Chantilly.

Located slightly north-east of Paris, England’s luxurious digs would usually set you back £500 a night, boasting as it does an in-house day spa and two Michelin-starred restaurant.

However, we can only presume the clincher for the FA when they booked the place was the ‘English Shop’ cafe located just up the street, where Wayne Rooney and co. will be able to quaff home comforts such as Marmite on toast, digestive biscuits, Victoria sponge cake, cooked breakfasts, scones and/or PG Tips. Heaven.

Here’s a raft of photos for your browsing pleasure, beginning with the big arrival…

Roy and the boys pose for their obligatory ‘before’ picture…

England were serenaded onto the training pitch for the first time by a group of children singing the national anthem…

The training pitch in Chantilly in all its spick and span glory…

The Future of Defending™ in action…

Harry Kane has a dribble…

Marcus Rashford certainly appears to be enjoying his school trip to France…

#ERICDIERACTIONSHOT…

The training paddock is scattered with 13th century gargoyles…

Idyllic surrounds…

A big thumbs-up from Danny Rose…

A local Sunday League player is allowed to join in a drill as a little treat…

England’s unofficial mascot adopts a ‘dejected on the bench’ stance in anticipation of what’s to come…

In (slightly) happier times…

Dele Alli meets his adoring public…

Come on Wazza, give us a smile sunshine!

And to end: what’s known in the business as the ‘the money shot’…

BAM!!!

(Photos: Getty Images/The FA)

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  1. Alex says:

    I laughed a lot more than I should have after “A local Sunday League player is allowed to join in a drill as a little treat…”

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