Make the pilgrimage to the clay courts of Roland Garros for the early rounds and watch world class tennis unfold on the famous courts. Stroll along the Seine and the Canal St. Martin, savor fresh croissants, visit leading designer studios and dine with some of the country’s most celebrated chefs. This is a unique chance to be a part of one of the most exciting sports events in the world as you take in the rich diversity of experiences that Paris has to offer. We give you VIP entry into the stadium complete with an open bar hospitality and your official category one seats on Philippe-Chatrier Court (Court Central).
Held in Paris, France every summer, the clay courts of the Roland Garros provide the most interesting feature of the tournament. The clay slows the ball down, and can do a number on players’ footwork. Traditionally there have been clay court specialists who emerge from the French Open, who win when higher ranked players falter.
Will seven-time Frech Open champion Rafael Nadal and Number one in the world Maria Sharapova defend their 2012 titles, or will a newcomer seize the 2013 French Open? Join us and experience the excitement of the prestigious French Open.
A welcome package with your vouchers, and itinerary, city map(s) and train tickets (where relevant) and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.
Enjoy a private airport transfer in Paris in a private vehicle with a professional driver.
Belloy St Germain (4*) located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, a few steps from Saint Germain-des-Prés and the Sorbonne University, near the Luxembourg Gardens and Notre Dame Cathedral. This hotel’s central location allows guests to explore the nearby areas such as the lively Saint-Michel and Odeon. The hotel offers 50 rooms with cable TV and in-room coffee makers. The rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, satellite channels, tea and coffee making facilities and a private bathroom. Rooms are accessible by a lift. The hotel also offers a reading room with musical ambiance, on-site ticket purchase to local events, the free daily newspaper and babysitting services.
Explore the old les Halles Market district, famous for having been the site of the central Paris food market for many centuries. This quarter is still home to a west of specialist food purveyors and culinary equipment stores. On the tour you will enjoy a typical Parisian market street, and make stop at some excellent specialty shops, including Paris’ oldest patisserie, to taste a variety of sweet and savoury seasonal produce: cheese, pastries, chocolate, fruit … Depending on the date, this tour could be in the Latin Quarter or the Madeleine.
Hop on the closest Metro stop and head to Roland Garros for your day of matches. Take either Line 9: Mairie de Montreuil - Pont de Sèvres (nearest stop: Michel-Ange Auteuil or Michel-Ange Molitor) or Line 10: Gare d’Austerlitz - Boulogne (nearest stop: Porte d’Auteuil or Boulogne Jean-Jaurès). We recommend that you get off at Boulogne Jean-Jaurès which is closest to Gate I – Suzanne-Lenglen which typically has a 5 minute queue to get through the doors.
Upon arrival set out for your seats at centre court of the Tournoi de Roland-Garros, one of the most beautiful tennis venues in the world. The French Open is renowned for its clay courts and the havoc they cause the top players. In 2012 Spanish sensation Rafael Nadal and took home the glory for an incredible 7th time.
Whether it is strolling down the famed Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré with a personal shopper; exploring the Louvre Museum with your iPod-based Da Vinci code museum tour, or taking a Soundwalk through the lively St. Germaine district, there is something to suit every mood and interest. Discover St Germain des Pres as you stroll through the literary and historical neighbourhood along winding streets lined with boutiques, art galleries and other places of interest. Alternatively (or in addition), explore the Marais neighbourhood - the most fashionable district of Paris in one of the most well preserved neighbourhoods of the city. Marvel at the remarkable 16th and 17th century mansions, squares and museums, beautiful streets steeped in history and trendy shops and bars. Lastly, discover the Montmartre area of Paris - a neighbourhood of steps and narrow cobblestoned streets which evokes images depicted by Toulouse Lautrec.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of France for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/france.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Paris. Government: Republic since 1792. Language: French is the official language. Many people speak at least some English. Religion: Approximately 83% Roman Catholic; Protestant 2%; Muslim 5% Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October). Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are widely used. Telephone: Country code +33. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is excellent. Internet: Public access is available at Internet cafes in most cities.
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