Sport in Paris: a city rich in possibilities!
Published on 9 April 2017, dans Visit Paris
The capital of love, arts, and fashion, the ‘city of light’ - Paris has so many different names. However, Paris is also known for another reason: sport. Throughout the year, the city hosts some of the world’s most prestigious events such as the French Open or also known as Roland Garros tennis tournament. It’s one of a wide range of sporting events recommended by Grand Hotel Saint Michel.
The place to be this spring
As sunshine and warmer temperatures return, Paris resumes its summer rhythm. For 15 days each spring, Paris is decked in green and ochre and the capital goes with the flow of that little yellow ball. From 22nd May to 11th June, 2017, the world’s best male and female tennis players will take part in the most prestigious and the most difficult of the Grand Slam tournaments. With its elegant and refined atmosphere and the promise of exceptional matches featuring great champions, the French Open is a mythical place that is appreciated as much by new visitors as it is by avid tennis fans and sports personalities.
Enjoy the Roland-Garros neighbourhood
The Roland-Garros stadium is located on the border between Paris and the upscale communes to its west. It is relatively easy to reach from Grand Hotel Saint-Michel and the journey takes about 20 minutes by metro. Before games, or after a day spent watching some of the world’s greatest champions, why not spend some time in the Jardin d’Acclimatation and its beautiful avenues, have a gastronomic meal in a Michelin-starred restaurant, or visit the Louis Vuitton Foundation, these are just a few other ways to discover the charms of Paris in the spring sunshine ! The French Open ticket office is now open; it’s the ideal time to organise your tournament visit and book your stay at Grand Hotel Saint-Michel. Sightseeing, romantic walks, boat rides, without a doubt your stay in Paris will be busy. However, a stay at Grand Hotel Saint-Michel is also an opportunity to try some of the sports on offer in the city. Here are some of our team’s best ideas...
A breath of fresh air
Sport in Paris doesn’t necessarily need to mean indoor sports. The capital’s parks and gardens are ideal for jogging and Grand Hotel Saint-Michel is just a few minutes’ walk from the Luxembourg Gardens. The wide gravel paths allow you to set your own pace and you can progress steadily through flower beds, bandstands, statues, and water features in the 25-hectare park. The stone balustrades are perfect for stretching. After completing your run, you can wind down with a few gentle exercises.
Sport and well-being at the Grand Hotel
Rainy or hectic day? Complete your sports routine inside the hotel where there is a gym equipped with several cardio machines. Finally, after all that effort, why not enjoy a wellness session in a massage chair? The various programmes allow you to relieve an aching back, tone muscles, or simply lie back and relax. You can also book a massage session or a range of complete body or facial treatments in our dedicated area where you’ll feel soothed and rejuvenated. The hotel hammam can be privatised for your personal use and offers a diffusing treatment completed with detoxifying essential oils. Comfort, elegance, gastronomy, and sport; the Grand Hotel Saint Michel covers the entire spectrum of well-being to make your stay in Paris truly memorable.
Grand Hotel Saint Michel, a refined hotel at the heart of Quartier Latin