Stade Roland Garros, or the Roland Garros Stadium, is a tennis stadium located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, France. It is named after the French aviator and fighter pilot Roland Garros, who flew in the First World War. The centrepiece of the building is the Court Philippe Chatrier, named after the former head of the French Tennis Federation, which holds 14,840 spectators.
Roland Garros is most famous for hosting the French part of the Grand Slam of tennis tournaments, the French Open, which takes place in May and June each year.
Roland Garros is also home to the Tenniseum, a comprehensive and interactive tennis museum featuring the history of French tennis primarily.
Roland Garros stadium is located in Paris, one of the tightest and most difficult cities to drive around in Europe. For the brave, the best way to reach Roland Garros is to use a sat-nav or a reliable online route planner, and to help with this the postcode is 75016.
By far the best way to get to Roland Garros is to use the regular and efficient public transport system of the City of Light. On the Metro, take Line 9 and use any of Michel-Ange Auteuil, Michel-Ange Molitor or Porte de Saint-Cloud stations, or take Line 10 and alight at Porte d'Auteuil station.
There are also numerous bus routes available too, with services 22, 32, 52. 62, 72, 123, 241 all running to Roland Garros, and there are numerous shuttle bus options. Check the Roland Garros website for details of these buses.
Of course, there are always taxis available to get you where you are going, but be aware of the fare which in a city like Paris can go through the roof!