Here’s my list of things to take with you to Roland Garros, to ensure that you have a great day.
1. Tickets and Passport/ID – at the French Open you need ID to show that your name is the same as the name on the ticket. Ticket holders receive information about the requirements via email.
2. Schedule of Play – it’s handy to have a printed version so that you can see who is playing on what court and in what order
3. Sunscreen or Raincoat - there is some shade around the grounds, for example at the edge of the main courts, but when you’re court side if it’s a sunny day it’s likely that you’ll be in the sun for a long period of time. Likewise if it rains, there is some shelter but a good raincoat will help you stay dry.
4. Hat - for sun protection
6. Cold drink or empty water bottle (make sure that it’s less than 1 litre) – there are water fountains around the grounds where you can refill your water
8. Chap stick
9. Metro tickets – if you’re getting the Metro to and from Roland Garros have some tickets handy so you don’t have to risk queuing to buy them. You might also want to bring your Metro map to make sure you get the right connections. Also read How to get to Roland Garros on the Metro.
10. Earphones - if you want to listen to Roland Garros radio via the app on your phone
11. Snacks – bring some snacks if you don’t want to spend time queuing to get food, and if you’d prefer to pay supermarket prices.
12. iPhone or other mobile – for Tweeting and communicating with everyone that you need to. T.here are phone charging towers around the grounds in case your battery goes flat. You might need to wait to use them though
Did I miss anything? What other essentials do you bring to enjoy a day at Roland Garros?
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal