published Sunday, 5 April 2015
The Roland Garros, also known as the French Open, will take place from May 19th to June 7th 2015, and tennis fans and sports enthusiasts from all over the world will descend on Paris to be part of the event. Be sure to book your stay at French Touch Hotels friendly Montfleuri Hotel in advance; the elegant but comfortable atmosphere is the perfect complement to the thrills and spills of this world class tennis tournament.
The Roland Garros is one of the capital's most eagerly anticipated annual events and attracts the biggest stars of international tennis. Famous for its red clay courts, the stadium was named after French aviator and war hero, Roland Garros and has since lent its name to the French Open tennis tournament. The tournament has been around in one form or another since 1891, and has been played at the stadium since 1928.
Discover the thrills and excitement of Roland Garros
The stadium is just a few minutes from French Touch Hotels, Montfleuri by taxi or metro and you can be a part of the incredible atmosphere as the world's top seeds battle it out for the coveted Roland Garros trophy. Don't worry if you don't manage to get tickets for every round; specially erected large screens mean that you can see all the action and enjoy the camaraderie of watching with a friendly Parisian crowd.
The French Open tournament features several categories, including men's and women's singles and doubles matches and mixed doubles. Each game is a breath-taking feat of skill and endurance and visitors have the exciting opportunity to see top players strive for one of tennis' most coveted titles. The Roland Garros is among the most prestigious tournaments on the tennis calendar, and is equal to the US Open at Flushing Meadow, and the British Open at Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal is undoubtedly the master of the Roland Garros and the Spanish star has won 6 consecutive tournaments and broken several world records. Will he be able to retain his title or will Serbia's Novak Djokovic finally realise his Roland Garros dream? Ladies champion Maria Sharapova will be keen to hang on to her title too, but after last year's defeat Serena Williams is certain to be on top form.
More to see at the Roland Garros
The Roland Garros stadium is a great choice for an outing in its own right, and of course you're ideally located for visits when you book a stay at the Montfleuri. The 21 acre site boasts 20 tennis courts, including the 3 large capacity stadiums that host the famous Roland Garros tournament. Visit the Tenniseum, a terrific bilingual museum where you'll discover all there is to know about the game, or relax with a drink or snack in the stadium's bar and restaurant complex.
French Open tennis tournament Rolland Garros : 01 47 43 51 11
Subway : Line 9 : Mairie de Montreuil - Pont de Sèvres (stations Michel-Ange Auteuil ou Michel-Ange Molitor)
Line 10 : Gare d'Austerlitz - Boulogne (stations Porte d'Auteuil ou Boulogne Jean-Jaurès)
Susan Leglen Stadium at Roland Garros copyright holder: By User:Arnaud 25 (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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