French Open FAQ
Have questions about the French Open? 30 years of experience means we probably know the answer. If your question isn't answered below, contact our tennis travel experts.
Are 2021 packages available?
How do we get from the hotel to the tournament grounds?
What if it rains?
What time/day is Rafa playing next year?
Is airfare included?
Who will I meet at the Welcome Dinner?
Is travel insurance available?
What's the weather like in Paris?
Thanks for visiting the Grand Slam Tennis Tours French Open page. We’d love to help with your travel plans to Paris, however, at the moment, we aren’t selling packages to the French Open. Sign up for our newsletter here and we’ll get back to you with information on 2021 packages as soon as we have them. Of course, if you have tickets yourself and have any questions about traveling to Paris for the French Open just get in touch; we’re experts in tennis travel and would love to help. You can email us at [email protected] or call us at (800) 289–3333.
It's easy to get around Paris thanks to the extensive rapid transit system, the Paris Métro. The Métropolitain serves a remarkable 303 stations, mostly underground. It's a famous symbol of the city, and it's how we get from the hotel to the grounds. It's an easy, 20-minute ride with no transfers; our hotel is only a five-minute walk from the nearest Métro stop. One of our tour hosts will escort guests to the tennis each day. Métro passes are included in your tour package. Private event transfers are available for an additional fee.
Luckily, all four major tournaments have roofs as of 2020 now that the French joined the club! So if you have a ticket to Philippe Chatrier, you’ll only have to wait a few minutes while they close the roof. Other courts will still be at the mercy of the weather, so some matches may be moved to the main show court or delayed. The red clay surface also permits play through light rain.
Great question and one we receive often. The draw is only released a few days before the tournament, and the order of play is only published the evening before the match. So, if there’s a specific player you’d like to see, we can usually predict which tickets you’ll need to see him or her. However, we can't know the exact time and court until the day before the match.
Airfare is not included in the package pricing. We wrote a blog post on how to book your own flights, since it’s the easiest and cheapest way to get your airfare. But if you’d like us to help you with your flights, we’d be glad to do so.
You’ll meet lots of people. The welcome dinner is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travelers; we’ve had many friendships (and even a few marriages) sparked on our tours. You may also meet a special tennis guest. Some of our past guests include top players Caroline Garcia, Reilly Opelka, and the Bryan Brothers, as well as Hall of Famers Tracy Austin, Fred Stolle, and many others. This is also a great time to connect with your tour hosts.
It sure is. After booking, just take your invoice from us, present it to a travel insurance company, and protect your trip.
The temperature in Paris is usually around 65–75ºF during the day and cooler at night. We suggest smart casual dress for most restaurants in Paris and the French Open itself. Make sure to pack sunglasses and summer clothing like dresses and shorts, but also a rain jacket and comfortable shoes for your walks to and around the grounds.