RTÉ journalist Ed Leahy took home the 'Best Sports & Activity Feature in France' award at the French Travel Media Awards 2017.

Ed's travel piece Feature: Ireland Fans Guide to Paris was published on the 10th of June 2016 in time for Ireland's opening Euro 2016 with Sweden in Stade de France.

The piece covered everything from exploring the city, getting to the stadium and tips for saving time at security checks.

Security is going to play a huge factor in this year’s tournament, so leave in plenty of time and aim to get to the stadium at least an hour ahead of kick-off to avoid disappointment.

Ed's piece was a football lover's dream piece as it listed fan zones, wifi spots, food and drink recommendations and even the location of the Irish team.

The Ireland team are based out in the palatial town of Versailles, which is just a short train journey from the centre of Paris (about 20 minutes).

The French Travel Media Awards named Ed's feature as the 'Best Sports & Activity Feature in France' at the awards ceremony which took place in Dublin on March 2nd, 2017.