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Travel to France for the French Open

Are you a tennis fan who can’t wait for Wimbledon? Or a lover of French culture looking to experience something new?

The French Open, also called Roland Garros, is one of the most exciting times of the year to be in France. Not only does the French Open showcase some of the best tennis players in the world, but it also has a rich cultural history and a unique, vibrant atmosphere.

With P&O Ferries, French Open tennis doesn’t just have to be something you watch on TV. Why not experience it by taking one of our ferries to France? Keep reading to find out more about what makes the French Open worth attending, and how you can travel there comfortably this coming summer.

French Open Tennis 2024

The French Open Tennis Tournament

The French Open Tennis Tournament

The French Open (Roland Garros), is a major tennis tournament held in the late spring and early summer in Paris each year. This year, the French Open tennis begins on May 26th and ends on the 9th of June 2024.

The tournament is named after the French aviation pioneer Roland Garros and is the only one of the four major open tournaments played on a clay surface.

For many years, the Roland Garros Open’s tennis has been some of the best in the world, and it has attracted huge crowds of tennis lovers and tourists alike to see the action unfold. This year, crowds can see 14-time winner Rafa Nadal and the legendary Novak Djokovic, new sensation Carlos Alcaraz, and a host of other incredible players.

French Open Grand Slam tournament in Paris France

P&O Ferry on the channel crossing to France

Travelling to France for the French Tennis Open

The French Open takes place at the Roland Garros Stadium in Paris each year, making the tournament a great excuse to visit one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Paris Open tennis is easily accessible from P&O’s Dover to Calais and Hull to Rotterdam ferries, with both cities having road and rail links to Paris.

Journeys from Calais and Rotterdam will give you a great opportunity to experience the beautiful French countryside in the height of spring. If you want to learn more about how to get to Paris and the Roland Garros location, then make sure to check out our ferries to Paris to find the best prices when you travel.

Plan your stay for The French Open

With P&O Ferries, travelling to France for the French Open is easier than ever. You can either travel on our Dover to Calais Ferry, or our Hull to Rotterdam Ferry,  both of which have direct road and train links to Paris, where the Roland Garros Stadium is located.

French Open day trips

With P&O Ferries, you can enjoy the magic of the French Open for as long, or short, as you wish. With up to 14 crossings a day, you can pack all your French Open tennis into a few hours and be home by the evening. When you can hop on an early morning ferry and arrive in France in 1.5 hours, it’s never been easier to travel for sports in a day.

French Open short breaks

For longer sports holidays, you can take a short break with P&O. Whether it’s a long weekend or an unforgettable stop on a longer European adventure, why not travel for a tennis holiday to the French Open this year? When you bring your car aboard, you have the freedom to explore Europe at your own pace.

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Cars on the streets of Paris, France

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Travel to France for the French Open

FAQs for Travelling to the French Open

When does the French Open start?

In 2024, the French Open (or Roland Garros) will begin on May 26th and end on June 9th.