Here are 5 iPhone apps that will make your life easier when you’re visiting Roland Garros for the French Open.
Three of them were recommended to me by an Australian friend who lived in Paris last year. I haven’t used them yet but when I do I’ll add more information.
The Official Roland Garros iPhone App is now available, complete with videos, scores, news and highlights; plus a cool feature that shows what you’ll be able to see from your seat if you have tickets.
Picture sourced from the App Store
There are also iPad and Android Apps. Find out more on the Roland Garros website.
RATP – Public Transport Information
The RATP is the Paris Transport Authority. Their free app gives information on the transport network, planning your journey, timetables and more.
Search for RATP in the app store.
Lonely Planet Travel Guide and Maps
Lonely Planet has city guides for a long list of cities available from $6.49. You can preview some of the guides, including Paris, for free.
The Paris app includes eating, shopping, nightlife and cultural attractions. It was recommended to me because the full guide provides offline maps with GPS (so you don’t incur data fees for using them).
Larousse English French Dictionary
If your native language is English, and you’d like to improve your French, this app helps with reading, writing and translation.
The cost is $20.99.
I’m also trying out the free version of translation app called “French-English Translation” by the Kangas Bros.
OANDA Currency Converter
This is a handy app for checking how much things cost in your local currency. You can set the two currencies that you’d like to convert between and then just punch in the numbers and it shows you the conversion.
If you have other apps to recommend for visitors to the French Open, please leave a comment at the end or tweet them to me @grandslamgal
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal