Attending Roland-Garros, Episode 430

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Categories: France How To, Paris

On today's episode of the podcast, Annie Sargent chats with Will Weider about attending Roland-Garros. The French Open takes place late May / early June at the Roland-Garros complex just west of Paris. This tennis tournament is part of the Grand Slam and attracts the world's best tennis players every year.

Will shares tips about what he enjoyed most about the tournament, as well as during his visit to Paris. Will and Pam stayed at the Saint-Régis Hotel near the Champs-Elysées. Not to confuse with the Saint-Régis Restaurant near Notre Dame where Annie ran into some tennis celebrities.

They had premium tickets for one day and regular tickets on a different day and we discuss the different experience between premium and regular.

Hotels around Roland-Garros

There are several hotels around the Roland-Garros tennis tournament, ranging from luxury to more affordable options. Here are a few hotels that are popular among tennis fans:

  1. Hotel Molitor Paris - MGallery: This 5-star hotel is located near Roland-Garros and features an outdoor swimming pool and spa.
  2. Hotel Le Hameau de Passy: This 3-star hotel is located in a quiet residential area near Roland-Garros and offers comfortable rooms and a garden.
  3. HotelHome Paris 16: This 4-star hotel is located in the upscale 16th arrondissement of Paris, close to Roland-Garros, and offers spacious and modern apartments with kitchenettes.
  4. Radisson Blu Hotel Paris-Boulogne: This 4-star hotel is located in the Boulogne-Billancourt area, just a short distance from Roland-Garros, and offers comfortable rooms and a fitness center.
  5. Hotel Villa Escudier: This apart hotel is located in the quiet Passy area of Paris, close to Roland-Garros, and features a garden and comfortable rooms.
  6. 3 Ducks hostel: this hostel is close to the Eiffel Tower and Rue du Commerce. It is 3 km away from Roland-Garros on foot or you could use bus #88. It is right by the Felix Faure metro station.

These are just a few of the many hotels available near the Roland-Garros tennis tournament. Prices and availability vary depending on the season and demand, so it is recommended to book in advance.

What tickets can you get for Roland-Garros?

Tickets for the tennis tournament are going on sale shortly after this episode is going to be released.

The Roland-Garros tennis tournament offers several different types of tickets for fans to attend matches. These include:

  1. Grounds Pass: This ticket provides access to the tournament grounds and allows fans to watch matches on the outside courts and enjoy the various activities and attractions available throughout the venue.
  2. Court-Specific Ticket: This ticket provides access to a specific court, such as Philippe-Chatrier Court or Suzanne-Lenglen Court, for a particular day.
  3. Multi-Day Pass: This ticket provides access to the tournament grounds for multiple days, allowing fans to watch matches on various courts and take part in the different activities and experiences available at the tournament.
  4. Premium Packages: These packages include VIP access, premium seating, and other exclusive amenities such as dining options, a private lounge, and access to behind-the-scenes tours.
  5. Group Packages: These packages offer discounts for groups of people, typically 10 or more, and may include a mix of different ticket types.
  6. Night Sessions: These tickets provide access to matches played in the evening under the lights at the Philippe-Chatrier and Suzanne-Lenglen courts.

Ticket availability and pricing vary depending on the day and court, and tickets typically go on sale here.

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Categories: France How To, Paris