Experience the Unique Atmosphere of Roland-Garros!

From today and for the two coming weeks Paris and the Parisians will live according to the performances of the tennismen and tenniswomen competing in Roland-Garros. Indeed the French Open is still as famous and magical. The main question this year is to know whether Rafael Nadal will win the tournament for the 10th time… or not!

Spending one day in Roland-Garros during the French Open is really something to do once in a lifetime if you happen to be in Paris during the tournament. The atmosphere is so relaxed that it is like a holiday far from everyday life. And for those who are fond of tennis attending a match has nothing to do with watching it on television… even on a big screen!

The tickets for the tournament are sold out. However one can still buy tickets for the outside courts either on Viagogo, the official ticket marketplace, or as evening visitors. Both are available on the official website of Roland-Garros. A good way to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the French Open and the many activities offered by the sport village.

Also to be mentioned: An exhibition of 22 pictures taken last year by the British photographer Steve Hiett and showing Roland Garros in blazing colours and with an unusual look is taking place at Paris Rendez Vous, in the Paris City Hall. And during the tournament all the matches will be broadcasted on a big screen located on the Champ de Mars in 7th arrondissement of Paris.

Christine Bokobza – Good Morning Paris B&B – www.goodmorningparis.fr

Practical information: Roland-Garros – French Open 24 May-7 June 2015

Last Days for Ice Skating in Front of the City Hall in Paris

Until 1st March 2015 it is still possible to go skating on the huge rink in front of the Hotel de Ville in Paris. It is the most popular and the largest ice skating rink temporarily set up every winter in Paris. The location is quite simply magical especially when the sun goes down and the city lights go on : the floodlit facade of the Hotel de Ville, beautiful building from the 19th century, is amazing at night. And in the background one can see the towers of Notre Dame.

The admission is free if you bring your own skates. Otherwise it is 6€, skate rental included. Until 1st March : Monday and Thursday : 12.00 till 22.00 – Friday and Saturday : 9.30 till midnight – Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday : 9.30 till 22.00. More information (in French…)

And if you miss it, do not worry. For sure the ice skating rink will be there again next winter from mid December 2015 !

Christine Bokobza – Good Morning Paris B&B – www.goodmorningparis.fr