Are you planning to travel to attend the French Open Tennis tournament? Often referred to as Roland Garros, it is one of the premier clay court tennis championship events in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments. The 2019 French Open will commence on Monday May 20, 2019 and end on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Each day, the matches will be played from 10:00AM or 11:00 AM local time and normally last 5 to 6 hours. Therefore, these two weeks will be a great time to visit Paris and see its world-famous monuments and landmarks.
If you’re going to be in the City of Light for this great tennis tournament, here are some of the top Paris attractions to see as part of your 2019 French Open Tennis Tour:
The Eiffel Tower: Who hasn’t heard of the Eiffel Tower? It’s one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Built in 1887 for the 1889 World Fair, this 325 meter tower was the tallest manmade structure in the world until 1930. With about 7 million visitors annually, it is the most visited monument in the world. This is a must see on your French Open tennis tour.
Musee du Louvre: Do you know where the Mona Lisa is kept? It resides firmly inside the Musee du Louvre, one of the most famous art museums in the world. The museum is packed with masterpieces at every turn. You can spend hours exploring the museum and still not have enough time to see every beautiful work of art on display here.
The Palace of Versailles: One of the most beautiful and opulent palaces in the world, the Versailles is a symbol of the ostentatious and decadent lifestyle of the French monarchy. Its garden is so beautiful that it is like a piece of paradise on earth. Your trip to Paris will not be complete without a visit to the palace of Versailles.
The Catacombs of Paris: This is a medieval underground burial complex where six million human skeletons are stacked neatly along endless corridors. If you are not one to be frightened by the dark and haunting sight, then the Catacombs of Paris is one place that you must not miss.
Notre Dame Cathedral: Situated in the heart of Paris, the Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city. With its looming ceilings and beautiful stained-glass windows, it is also one of the most beautiful and impressive places to visit. (Though sadly due to the recent fire in the Cathedral you can’t go inside the site itself. Make sure to check ahead for restrictions on access to the areas surrounding the Cathedral.)
The Paris Pantheon: The Paris Pantheon is a strikingly beautiful building in the Latin quarters of Paris. Originally a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, it is now a secular mausoleum and the final resting place of distinguished French citizens. This magnificent building is one of the best in Paris.
Crypte Archelologique Paris: Lying directly below the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Crypte Archeologique is a relic from France’s Roman past. If you like to see Roman ruins, then you will find it a very interesting and educational place to visit.
Pere Lachaise Cemetery: If you think a cemetery is not the best of places to visit when in Paris during your French Open Tennis tour, then the Pere Lachaise Cemetery will help you see things from a new perspective. The cemetery is the final resting place of many famous French and foreign figures, including Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison.
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