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Paris Masters...

roisin
03-14-2005, 09:11 PM
i posted this already in the tournaments thread but more people will see it here im sure!!
sooooo.....

im *planning* on going to the Paris masters tournament this year, hopefully it'll all work out. :)

i'd appreciate of anyone has any tips on what hotels to stay in, metro lines to get there, best airport to fly into, where its easiest to meet players ( :p ) etc...

thank u in advance! :wavey:

maratski
03-14-2005, 09:17 PM
Bercy can be reached by line 6 or 14. Hotels I can't recommend. Me thinks you can stay wherever you want depending on what you want to do in Paris. Just tennis or also other things. Personally I liked Bercy although it's cold on court 1 and the practice courts aren't open for the people. The matchups were fine though.

Both airports are easy accesible by bus and train so just look where you can find the cheapest flight.

Anything else? Just say so :)

roisin
03-14-2005, 09:29 PM
ah well i'll just be there for the tennis, i've seen all the sights before ;)

practice courts arent open? that sucks :ras: meh i'm sure i'll find some other way of stalking jcf :)

what about tickets? how/where/when do u get them? :confused:

maratski
03-14-2005, 09:33 PM
You can buy them there or order them via ticketnet.fr. I've also heard you can buy them with a discount during RG, but you need to ask Rosie about that.

maratski
03-14-2005, 09:39 PM
Just checked for info on tickets for 2005, but so far nothing to be found yet.

mandoura
03-14-2005, 09:39 PM
Roisin,

Check this URL: http://www.bnpparibasmasters.org/

It's the tournament's last year URL. Then click on Guide. You will find all what you need to know. It is both in French and English. :)

mandoura
03-14-2005, 09:41 PM
If you need any help with the French let me know. ;)

Damita
03-14-2005, 09:42 PM
yeah the discount during RG is interesting. But it seems like they sell only a limited number of places during RG because a friend of mine couldn't buy any. So if you want to try that be careful.
Last year i bought my tickets during the charity day in RG. To give you an idea, i bought tickets for category one (i was sitting in the 5th row, facing the 1st players' chair when they go on court) and it was 25 euros each. The years before i bought them @ the store called La Fnac (almost like Virgin Megastore, you find them everywhere here) and i paid 42 euros... and of course the seats i got were not as good as the ones i had last year. So you see the difference ;)

mandoura
03-14-2005, 09:43 PM
More links:

http://www.parisinfo.com/en/

http://paris.ratestogo.com/

roisin
03-14-2005, 09:48 PM
oh this is great everyone thanks for the tips! :wavey: :hug:
keep 'em coming! ;)

Alvarillo
03-14-2005, 11:17 PM
roisin, come to madrid AMS, cheaper, and i can tell you anything you need :)
and parctise courts are open to see!!!
in the qualies there are more people watching agassi training than in matches :lol:

Asmus
03-15-2005, 01:56 AM
Take the #14 Metro to get to Bercy... it's WAAY faster than the #6!

joeb_uk
03-15-2005, 12:09 PM
If you pm rosie ;) she is always really helpful, and knows alot of this stuff.

FrogBurger
03-15-2005, 01:15 PM
Please PM me if you like, i go Bercy every year. yes, the tickets are like 40% cheaper if you buy them for RG. Id prefer you pm me and leave me your phone number. i will give you all the details if you like. if JC is there, you'll be able to say hi, and get photos and autos, its very simple to meet players at this tournament.

FrogBurger
03-15-2005, 01:26 PM
Bercy can be reached by line 6 or 14. Hotels I can't recommend. Me thinks you can stay wherever you want depending on what you want to do in Paris. Just tennis or also other things. Personally I liked Bercy although it's cold on court 1 and the practice courts aren't open for the people. The matchups were fine though.

Both airports are easy accesible by bus and train so just look where you can find the cheapest flight.

Anything else? Just say so :)

Its cold on CT 1 cause its actually an ice skating rink. Dude, when you get to town, give me a call, we'll throw down a few beerskis and or catch a nice meal/movie by where i live. And if you bring your raquet, we can play tennis :) :wavey: :) :wavey: oh, and bring a single female for me :angel:

Boris Franz Ecker
03-15-2005, 03:09 PM
I recommend "Hotel du Commerce", near Gare de Lyon. It's not very big, but it's cheap. Palais Omnisport is reached in minutes.

FrogBurger
03-15-2005, 03:41 PM
you can stay in the same hotel as the players if you want

roisin
03-15-2005, 04:23 PM
you can stay in the same hotel as the players if you want
woo deadly, closer the subjects, the easier the stalking :devil:
ok no i dont want to stalk them, the object of this trip is to meet jc. thats all i want. ok seeing some live tennis would be nice too ;) my poor sister dosent know what shes in for! :lol:

roisin, come to madrid AMS, cheaper, and i can tell you anything you need
and parctise courts are open to see!!!
in the qualies there are more people watching agassi training than in matches
yeah thats the other option for this trip im planning ;) my sister supports real madrid & since the real lads are known to attend the tennis my sister wants to go there! :yeah:

FrogBurger
03-15-2005, 04:33 PM
JC didnt come to Bercy last year i think, i think he was injured. Its probably easier to find JC at Bercy than at RG. Lots of people hung out outside their hotel, to see Safin, Hewitt etc, but not me, i just waited outside Bercy for some players.

roisin
03-15-2005, 04:39 PM
yeah he was injured but sure he'll be winning everything by the time bercy comes round this year so he'll be there :yeah:

so what hotel do the players stay at? would it be easier to meet him & get a photo with him & stuff at the hotel or the tennis stadium?

*Ljubica*
03-15-2005, 07:45 PM
Seeing as I've seen my name mentioned in this thread :) ......... In previous years, Bercy tickets went on sale at a discount from Roland Garros from the Charity Day onwards. Last year they were on sale from a small kiosk underneath the Suzanne Lenglen Court. As Ilhame said, you can get them on-line from ticketnet.fr or you can phone Bercy directly too.

Loads of Hotels in the vicinity of Bercy - Novotel, Mercure, Sofitel. Ibis etc -and many cheaper B & B's round Gare de Lyon which is about 10 minutes walk away. But as I think I mentioned to you before - Gare de Lyon is not a nice area at all (like many major stations - think Kings Cross!) - so if you stay there and watch a night match - please don't try and walk back there alone.

Hope that helps.

maratski
03-15-2005, 07:55 PM
I think most players stay at the Sofitel.

roisin
03-15-2005, 09:06 PM
woohoo i bet it'll be like €500 a night! :lol:

thanks again rosie :hug: ever so helpful! :kiss:

RogiFan88
03-15-2005, 09:07 PM
roisin, come to madrid AMS, cheaper, and i can tell you anything you need :)
and parctise courts are open to see!!!
in the qualies there are more people watching agassi training than in matches :lol:

Roisin, I think Alvarillo's right...Juanqui will definitely play Madrid unless he's injured or ill, and you can watch him practise. And Alvarillo's right about Agassi. :p Whereas Paris...he doesn't have a good record on indoor carpet, so your best bet is to see his first round match there! ;) Anyway, have a great trip!

maratski
03-15-2005, 09:52 PM
Roisin, I think Alvarillo's right...Juanqui will definitely play Madrid unless he's injured or ill, and you can watch him practise. And Alvarillo's right about Agassi. :p Whereas Paris...he doesn't have a good record on indoor carpet, so your best bet is to see his first round match there! ;) Anyway, have a great trip!

Erm second round cause by that time Juanca will start facing his old friend Bye!

Damita
03-15-2005, 10:26 PM
Erm second round cause by that time Juanca will start facing his old friend Bye!
haha, hopefully :yeah:

and yes, players stay @ the Sofitel, and also @ the Novotel, both near the stadium (well at least they were in the 2 hotels in the past, i don't know for now... but that should be easily confirmed on Bercy's website i guess)