Stade Roland Garros
Part of the Bois de Boulogne—a large park in Paris's 16th arrondissement—Roland Garros sits on the western edge of the city. It’s not something you’ll pass by during a city walking tour, but it’s easily accessible if you’re heading to the French Open. The main courts include Suzanne Lenglen, which seats roughly 10,000 spectators, and Philippe Chatrier, the center court that seats nearly 15,000.
If you’re visiting outside the tournament dates, you can check out the Tenniseum, aka Museum of the French Federation of Tennis, which features trophies and exhibits about the history of the French Open.
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Things to know before you go
- Tickets to the French Open go on sale a couple of months before the start date; you can purchase via the Roland Garros ticketing website.
- The ticketing site includes a system to arrange access for wheelchair users.
- All visitors must go through security checkpoints.
- Taking public transport is highly recommended, as parking is limited; purchase your return ticket before leaving the station to avoid the line when everyone is leaving at the end of the day.
- Food and drinks are available from concession stands, a bar-lounge, and more.
How to get there
The triangle-shaped stadium complex is bordered by Avenue Porte d'Auteuil, Boulevard d'Auteuil, and Avenue Gordon Bennett on the southern end of Bois de Boulogne. It can be reached on the Metro via lines #9 and #10 from the Porte d'Auteuil and Michel-Ange–Molitor stations.
When to get there
The French Open starts in late May and lasts two weeks into early June. You can also attend qualifying-round games the week before. The security and entrance lines can be long, so give yourself plenty of time to get there and find your court and seat.
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