This weekend is shaping up to be pretty epic and one of the most exciting on the tennis calendar with many of the heavy hitters out in force on the courts. The crowds have started to arrive and the mood is positively electric. But what to expect if you’re arriving this weekend?
Stepping foot into the Roland Garros grounds, the first thing I noticed was that special blend of a Grand Slam kind of vibe but with a real intimate feel to it. The stadium is very lush, with gorgeous ivy and greenery aplenty. Away from the courts, the newly revamped Village is where it’s all happening. Spread over three large levels, connected by stairs and elevators, this cube shaped structure is centred around an open air courtyard patio filled with oversized parasols, sofas and armchairs – super comfortable!
Most importantly, the Village offers direct view of the courts 7 and 8. So no need to leave your box, you can enjoy a little glass of champagne Moët & Chandon while watching a ball being batted on the courts.
If you’re lucky enough to be invited to the Village, do not miss out on the large terrace at the very top of the building. At the same height as the grandstands, you’ll find a stunning view of the stadium and several courts, including the Suzanne-Lenglen.
Crédit photos : @DarrenKennedy