The famous French Open attracts many visitors to Paris. Also known as the Roland-Garros, the competition is played on outdoor, red clay courts, and is the second Grand Slam event on the sporting calendar. Professional tennis stars from all over the globe will compete in the coveted championship, making this a must-see event for any sports fans.
The event generally sells out quickly, so those planning to make the journey to Paris should buy their tickets in advance. If you're planning to hire a car, you should also prepare early, as rates depend on availability.
If you're planning on visiting the city during this time, you may encounter traffic changes, as well as an increase in other drivers on the road. Don't let the crowds deter you however, as this is a fantastic time to visit Paris. The city definitely puts on a show for the French Open.
The French Open is held at the Stade Roland-Garros, which is located just west of Central Paris. The area is easy to reach by car, and is just over a 20 minute drive from the city.
You'll have a few different options for parking at the stadium. If you're unfamiliar with Paris, choose your car park ahead of time to you can use a GPS to take you to the address.
All these car parks are linked to the venue by shuttle bus. Vehicles parked illegally could receive a parking ticket, or even be towed away. Make sure you leave your rental car in a designated car park.
If this is your first time driving in Paris, there are a few road rules you should be aware of. Here is a guide to driving in Paris with your rental car:
Travelling to any other major events? Read our driving guides for more information about how you can get around in a rental car: