Camping in France

2016 French Open Roland Garros

The 2016 French Open, also known as the Roland Garros, is one of the best known of the major tennis Grand Slam tournaments.

This wonderful competition is well known as being the best clay court championship in the world and is held at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris. The Roland Garros French Open is usually held for two weeks during May and June and in 2016 it will be held between the 16th May and the 5th June 2016.

If you’re interested in tennis and want to see a major competition then maybe you should think about a trip to Paris. Clay courts offer a relatively slower playing surface than grass and the Roland Garros is therefore considered to be one of the most physically demanding tennis grand slams in the world.

The Stade Roland Garros is located in the centre of Paris and a stones throw from the Eiffel Tower and the River Seine. As such, there are great transport links to get you around the city and to the stadium itself.

For all those passionate about tennis, watching a Grand Slam competition is high on the agenda. A trip to The Roland Garros French Open will be a trip of a lifetime where you can combine sightseeing in one of the most popular cities in the world with a spot of sport.

Tickets are available for the French Open from the Roland Garros website and are very reasonably priced with matches on some of the outdoor courts costing from just €20.

2016 French Open Accommodation

There are lots of different types of accommodation to choose from if you’re planning to stay in Paris for the 2016 French Open including gite’s, B&B’s, Hotels and even campsites.

If you’re planning on just staying for a day or two to see the tennis then a hotel or bed and breakfast is probably the most appropriate type of accommodation. However, if you’re planning on staying a while longer and taking in the sights and sounds of Paris then booking a campsite in Paris is a superb alternative.

There’s a whole variety of campsites in Paris where you can book either a pitch only basis to take your own caravan, tent or motorhome or where you can book accommodation as well such as a lodge, mobile home, treehouse or tent. At the campsites you’ll also benefit from some great facilities including superb swimming pools and other activities.

There are a number of different campsites located fairly close to or within easy access of the centre of Paris and the Roland Garros including La Croix du Vieux Pont and International which can be used if you need accommodation and Campsite Le Village Parisien Varreddes or International if you are looking for a pitch only campsite for your own tent, mobile home or caravan.

Don’t forget that if you want to see the 2016 French Open at the Roland Garros, you need to make sure you book your hotel in Paris early along with your French Open tickets to avoid disappointment!

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