The Stade Roland-Garros is a tennis complex that hosts the French Open, the premier clay court tournament and the second of the four Grand Slam events held each year over two weeks in late May and early June.
The venue was constructed in 1928 to host France’s defence of the Davis Cup, a feat the team successfully achieved until 1933 with the Final played in each of those years at Roland-Garros.
The complex translated as “Roland Garros Stadium” is named after Roland Garros, a French aviator. Today it is home to twenty courts, three of which are ‘stadium courts’:
- Court Philippe Chatrier – a 15,000 capacity court which was built in 1928 as the centrepiece of the complex, hosting its most important matches including the Finals of the French Open. Simply known as “Court Central” until 2001, when it was renamed after the long-time president of the French tennis federation. It was underwent a major reconstruction in 2019 and now includes a retractable roof and floodlights, to allow for play in all conditions.
- Court Suzanne Lenglen – constructed in 1994 as the complex’s secondary court, it features a capacity of just over 10,000. Originally known as “Court A”, it is named after the former player Suzanne Lenglen who was one of tennis’ first stars in the early 20th century.
- Court Simonne Mathieu – opened in 2019 as a new 5,000 venue to replace the former Court 1. Its named after the former player Simonne Mathieu, who was the 1938 and 1939 women’s singles champion and a leader of the French Resistance during the Second World War.
Capacity: 15,000 (Court Philippe Chatrier), 10,068 (Court Suzanne Lenglen) & 5,000 (Court Simonne Mathieu)
Tickets at the Stade Roland-Garros
French Open Tickets
Tickets for the general public usually go on sale in early March, you can purchase tickets through the official Roland-Garros website here.
Location & Travel to the Stade Roland-Garros
Roland-Garros is located in Bois de Boulogne in Paris’ 16th arrondissement, in the west of the city.
Airport – Charles de Gaulle is the second largest airport in Europe and has flights to many international destinations. Located 30km north of the city, the airport has easy access to central Paris via the RER B train network (€10.30), with a travel time of about 35 minutes.
Orly Airport is the smaller airport but is still the second busiest in France. The airport largely serves domestic destinations and budget airlines. The free Orlyval metro service connects the airport with RER B train network at Antony station.
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Bus: The following buses stop at or near Roland Garros:
- Line 22: Opéra – Porte de Saint-Cloud (stop: Michel-Ange Auteuil).
- Line 32: Gare de l’Est – Porte d’Auteuil (last stop).
- Line 52: Opéra – Pont de Saint-Cloud (stop: Porte d’Auteuil or La Tourelle).
- Line 62: Cours de Vincennes – Porte de Saint-Cloud (last stop).
- Line 72: Hôtel de Ville – Pont de Saint-Cloud (stop: La Tourelle).
- Line 123: Porte d’Auteuil – Mairie d’Issy (stop: Roland-Garros).
- Line 241: Rueil-Malmaison RER – Porte d’Auteuil (stop: Suzanne-Lenglen).
- PC1: Petite Ceinture (stops: Porte d’Auteuil, Porte Molitor or Porte de Saint-Cloud)
Metri: Lines 9 and 10 are the best for access to Roland Garros. If taking Line 9, the closest station to get off at is Michel-Ange Auteuil or Michel-Ange Molitor. If using Line 10, Porte d’Auteuil or Boulogne Jean-Jaurès are the best stations.
Parking: If travelling by car, you can take a free shuttle bus from the car park to Roland Garros. Car parks include:
- P7 car park Pelouse de Saint-Cloud Bois de Boulogne, chemin de Ceinture du Lac Inférieur, 75016 Paris
- Porte d’Auteuil car park (Carrefour), 1-3, avenue du Général-Sarrail, 75016 Paris.
- Point-du-Jour car park, place Abel-Gance, 92200 Boulogne-Billancourt.
- Porte de Saint-Cloud car park, 2, avenue de la Porte de Saint-Cloud, 75016 Paris (access via the garage).
- Parchamp car park, 7 ter, rue du Parchamp 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt.