Spotlight on Roland-Garros
If you’re staying at the Hotel Eden this spring, there are three major events to choose from. If you like sport at the highest level, don’t miss the French Open tennis tournament. Music lovers and history buffs will be overwhelmed by the Musical Fountains Show at Versailles. Finally, a huge trade show, the Paris Fair, will be held at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Centre from April 27th to May 8th, 2017.
The French Open 2017: sporting action for connoisseurs
The French Open will be held in Paris, as usual, in the tennis tournament’s traditional location, the Stade Roland Garros. The stadium complex offers delightful green spaces as well as modernised facilities and more places to relax and eat when you’re not being enthralled by epic duels between the international stars of tennis. The year’s second Grand Slam event and climactic competition of the clay court season will offer thrills and sporting prowess aplenty.
The Musical Fountains Shows at Versailles: by day and by night
Enjoy the picturesque charm of dancing waters, the beauty of formal French gardens and the enchanting complexity of baroque music. During the days from March 31st to October 31st, 2017, you are invited to explore the Musical Gardens to the sound of compositions written by Lully and Charpentier, admire the leafy surroundings and verdant groves designed by André Le Nôtre, marvel at the exquisite fountains dating from the days of Louis XIV and discover statues of the gods and heroes of antiquity, many of which are concealed by the greenery until a shift of perspective reveals them in all their glory.
The Paris Fair; where heritage and innovation meet
First held in 1904 as a continuation of the Great Universal Exhibition of 1900, the Foire de Paris has been constantly renewed, becoming, over the years, an international event organised on a grand scale and showcasing the latest innovations, French know-how and the offerings of exhibitors from around the world. From April 27th to May 8th 2017, discover a trade show featuring sectors such as Home and Lifestyle; Leisure and Everyday Life; Wines and Gastronomy; and Arts, Crafts and Cultures of the World.