Posts Tagged ‘French Open 2009’
For tennis fans, the race is on to secure tickets for this year’s French Open, which begins on 24th May for two weeks of world-class clay court action.
Played in the beautiful surroundings of the Bois de Boulogne at the Roland Garros tennis complex, the French Open, one of the four prestigious tennis Grand Slams, represents the pinnacle of the European clay court season, and is one of France’s biggest sporting events.
Steeped in tradition, this annual tennis fest presents the perfect excuse for a spring time break in Paris, and even for those who are not dedicated followers of the game, it’s a chance to follow Parisien fashionistas, sport giant sunnies, dress to impress and join the throngs to watch the live action.
Demand for tickets is sky high, so it’s advisable to book well in advance. Prices start at €27.50 for a decent seat, but leftover tickets can be bought at the stadium two weeks before the games start and are due to be released this week in the UK.
Choose between the Chartrier and Lenglen stadiums to watch some of the biggest stars of clay court tennis and stroll on some of the outside courts to just soak up the atmosphere.
And much like Wimbledon, it’s cheaper to go and watch the unseeded players on the smaller courts – you’ll still get a flavour of the event and you could be seeing the stars of the future.
The hot dates: 24 May – 7 Jun 2009 – Stade Roland Garros
P&V have 12 different places to stay in the city, if you are looking for self-catering accommodation in Paris. The self-catering apartments are fully equipped, comfortable and affordable, making them a perfect choice for last minute accommodation in Paris if you’ve just blagged a few late release tickets for the French Open.
Prices currently start from 103 euros per night. P&V are also currently offering 20% off their Adagio Tour Eiffel property. Located in the heart of the city, with fab transport links and panoramic views of the Eiffel Tower its the perfect base to come back to after watching the stars slog it out on the court.
Ticket prices usually start at €12.50-€67.50, but expect to pay a little more if purchasing last minute tickets.
For last minute French Open tickets visit First4tennis.com who are releasing leftover seats this week, alternatively call 01372 471122.
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