Roland Garros 2019: The French Open in Paris

One the year’s most highly anticipated professional tennis tournaments is the French Open at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Every year, many people across the globe come to this renowned stadium in the month of May and June to catch a glimpse of standing champions and the up and coming players.

Although the Roland Gross stadium wasn’t built until 1928, this tournament goes way back to 1891. As a matter of fact, this tournament has served as a platform for many breathtaking as well as record-breaking moments in the tennis history.

Are you a tennis enthusiast? If yes, do anything in your power to snag a seat at the French Open this year. Since this tournament is famous and its tickets have always been in demand, it can be very difficult to secure a few of them.

Roland Gross 2019 – Match Dates and Practical Information

This year’s French Open is said to commence by the end of May and end in early June. It, however, promises three full weeks of exciting matches between many famous tennis stars. Some of the famous names to compete in this year’s French Open are Indian Wells, Rafael Nadal, Naomi Osaka, and Belinda Bencic.

  • Dates: Sunday – May 26, 2019, to Sunday – June 9, 2019.
  • Venue: Roland Garros Stadium
    2, Avenue Gordon Bennett, Paris 16th arrondissement
  • How To Get There:
    Metro Line 9: Mairie de Montreuil – Pont de Sèvres
    Metro Line 10: Gare d’Austerlitz-Boulogne
    Shuttle buses are made available during the tournament for transporting passengers (with a valid ticket) to and from the stadium.

Where to Buy Tickets For The French Open 2019?

As we mentioned before, it is extremely difficult to secure affordable seats unless you have booked them well in advance. If it has been your dream to watch French Open at least once, then it is highly advisable to reserve the seats several months ahead of time.

Other Places to Watch French Open 2019 Matches In Paris?

As a matter of fact, not everyone can afford a seat for the French Open matches. Also, the tickets are sold out before you can even get a chance to book them. So, if you do not have a ticket to this year’s French Open, then don’t worry! Fortunately, there are many ways to enjoy the matches along with other tennis enthusiasts in Paris.

In fact, many pubs and bars around the city will be playing the most important matches (from the semi-final and final singles to doubles matches). Therefore, get into any sports bar in the city during the night of the match you are interested in, and you are most likely to find it playing on their big screens.

Previously, there was a giant screen installed at the Paris City Hall (Hotel de Ville, Metro Hotel De Ville) that broadcasted all the major matches for the public in the open air.

Traveling to Paris

If you do not reside in the city and are especially flying overseas to catch a glimpse of French Open 2019, there are certain things that you need to know. First things first, you need a valid passport, a visa (for overseas travel) and travel insurance.

Make sure that you have purchased a foreign insurance plan well in advance of your travel. Many people tend to travel without travelers insurance. It is highly recommended and for your own safety, it is smart to have a travel insurance plan under your name.

Whether or not you get to witness this year’s French Open, but if you are flying to Paris, make sure you have all the above-mentioned documents. This will ensure that you have a safe and comfortable trip to Paris, and are returning with nothing but some great memories.