Le Stade de Roland Garros (“Roland Garros Stadium”) is a tennis venue located in Paris, France. It hosts the French Open tennis tournament (known as the Roland Garros Tournament within France), a Grand Slam event played annually in May and June. The facility was constructed in 1928 to host France’s first defense of the Davis Cup, and named for Roland Garros, a pioneer aviator (the first to successfully transit the Mediterranean Sea by air), engineer (inventor of the first forward-firing aircraft machine gun), and World War I hero (the first pilot to be called an “ace” after shooting down five enemy aircraft), who was killed in aerial combat in 1918.
The 21-acre (8.5-hectare) complex contains twenty courts, including three large-capacity stadiums; Les Jardins de Roland-Garros, a large restaurant and bar complex; Le Village, the press and VIP area; France’s National Training Centre (CNE); and the Tenniseum, a bilingual, multimedia museum of the history of tennis.
Discover everything that the stadium has to offer – from the stands where the fans flock to enjoy the finest clay-court tennis in the world right through to the zones where only players are allowed.
This fantastic guided tour will show you all the history of the stadium as you relive the heady days of the French on-court “Musketeers”, the “Divine” Miss Suzanne Lenglen and many more champions besides. You will also get a glimpse inside the player-only zones, changing rooms, media centre and of course the prestigious Philippe Chatrier court.
Tours are conducted by a professional guide with either French or English commentary.
Roland-Garros Tennis Stadium
Stade Roland Garros (2 avenue Gordon Bennett)