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A Day at the French Open


On June 2 the weather almost felt like spring, sunny and dry for a change. So I joined friends at the Roland Garros Stadium to catch some of the French Open action. Those who don’t have tickets for the central courts (Philippe Chatrier and Suzanne Lenglen) can see what’s happening on the big screen set up in the Place des Mousquetaires.


Stadium cushions, daily programs, posters and big tennis balls (for the players to sign, if you can catch them) are for sale on every corner. Larger boutiques sell all sorts of accessories, Lacoste clothing, and Roland Garros souvenirs. There are even little packets of the famous red clay dirt.


The Tenniseum Tennis Museum is open year round at Roland Garros except during the French Open. Entrance is €7.50, For €15 you can visit the museum as well as a behind-the-secenes tour of the stadium’s courts, press room, and lockers.  


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