The French Open – things to do

From 28th May to 11th June, the world’s tennis elite will descend on Paris for the French Open. With the tournament held in the exclusive western suburbs of Paris, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the city’s smartest spots.

Bois de Boulogne

The Stade Roland-Garros sits on the southern edge of the Bois de Boulogne, a vast expanse of green space twice the size of New York’s Central Park. With a zoo, two horse racing tracks and a fairground, the park is worth a day out in itself. Pop into the Parc de Bagatelle, at the centre of the Bois de Boulogne, to see one of Paris’s most spectacular botanical gardens.

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Stroll through the Bois de Boulogne until you reach this striking museum of modern art, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, whose other projects include Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum. This summer, the gallery will host exhibitions dedicated to Africa’s contemporary artists.

Le Pré Catelan

For an après tennis treat, book a table at the three Michelin-starred Le Pré Catelan. Expect the very best of Parisian cooking, served in a resplendent Belle Époque-style dining room.

Thinking of heading to the French Open? Take a look at our Paris homes here. Courtesy of Accor, we’re also offering a two-day Roland-Garros package that can be added to any Paris stay, including court access and fine dining. Get in touch with our Travel Advisors for more information on +44 20 3608 6079 or email them at

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