France is the host of one of the most highly anticipated tennis tournaments in the world, the French Open. The annual event is held in Paris between the end of May and the beginning of June at the Stade Roland Garros (Roland Garros Stadium). Tennis is one of most popular sports in France and the French Open attracts many fans to the country every year, many choosing to combine the tournament with a short vacation. Paris is a city brimming with attractions and is a famous centre of art, fashion and gastronomy, so the city's attraction to travelling tennis fans is no surprise. It is common for fans to book hotels in central Paris and travel to the stadium via public transport on match day. The city boasts a transport system that ranks amongst the best in the world, most notably the metro system, which is the most dependable means of travelling around the city.
Paris is also home to two of the busiest airports in the world, the Charles de Gaulle International and the Orly Airport. International tennis flying to France will likely arrive in the country at one of these airports. The good transport links extend outside of the city, and with the famed high-speed TGV rail service at your disposal, many other famous destinations in France are well within easy reach. Other popular tennis tournaments in France are the Adidas Open de Toulouse Midi-Pyrenees, French Open Tennis, Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Internaionaux de Strasbourg, Marseille Open Tennis, Open Gaz de France, Open de Moselle and Paris Masters.