Every year in May, right after the Cannes film festival, the French Open Tennis Championships are held at Roland Garros in the west of Paris. The tournament lasts two weeks, usually benefits from perfect weather, and it’s possible to spend a wonderful day there watching some great tennis without breaking the bank.
You have to buy your tickets online, they have your name on and you need to bring id. We got tickets for 30€ and had access to all courts from court 2 outwards for the whole of Saturday. All the big name players are there, the atmosphere is great, especially when a French player is involved, and there are 20 courts so plenty going on. Arrive early (around 10am) if you want to get into the courts first thing without standing in line.
- Stade Roland Garros, 2 avenue Gordon Bennett, 76016 Paris