Roland Garros - Some Practical Information

Djokovic in the match against Del Potro

Usually Sunday is my day off from blogging, but here's a quick post with some practical information for Roland Garros.

Transportation - take the metro to Porte de Auteuil.  Don't take a velib (one of the Parisian bicycles) because you may have a problem finding an empty slot where you can return the bicycle.

Cameras, even very large ones, are allowed at Roland Garros.  Flash photography is prohibited.

If you forget your camera and have to use your cell phone to take pictures, there are several points to recharge cell phones on the grounds.  The one shown below is located at the Place des Mousquetaires.

As visitors are not allowed to re-enter the Roland Garros grounds once they leave, be sure to have everything that you need for the day before passing through security.  Also, keep your ticket in a safe place because you're required to show it each time that you re-enter the court.  They will give you a stub when you leave the court to get something to eat or to go to the bathroom, but it's necessary to show both the ticket and the stub to re-enter the court.  I didn't know that the first time and was a bit worried when I couldn't locate my ticket that I had stuck in one of my pockets.

There are lots of stands selling wraps, sandwiches, ice-cream, and even champagne.
Stroll around the grounds and watch the players on the practice courts.
Have fun and enjoy your day at Roland Garros!