It’s summer in Paris. How do we know? Not because of the sunshine and warmer weather. The sight of burnt orange clay signifies that summer has arrived, and so has Roland-Garros. The only clay Grand Slam tournament, the French Open feels more intimate than some of the other slams, and its surface throws up different challenges. The slow-playing conditions make it one of the more physically demanding of the major tournaments, so prepare to see players slogging it out during the tough five-setters. The King of Clay is undoubtedly Rafael Nadal, with his incroyable 12 singles titles, and the French hold him in high esteem. But you never know what will happen here – you might see a big upset on Philippe Chatrier. So grab yourself a panama hat, slap on the sun cream and pick up a crêpe – then get a view of the terracotta court to enjoy some world-class tennis.
Paris, as a destination, needs no introduction. The romantic beauty of the City of Lights has been captured in novels, films and poetry, and remains one of the most visited cities in the world. The problem is there’s too much on offer: the café culture and pretty patisseries, world-famous museums and art galleries, iconic buildings (a famous tower, for example) and beautiful gardens on the banks of the Seine. And don’t forget the fabulous cuisine! But you probably know all this already. Just enjoy getting lost in this glorious metropolis, find a hidden gem in ta side-street, and do some people-watching sitting outside a petit café. From extravagant to boutique accommodation, travel arrangements, restaurants and the best attractions, Capeseven can take care of it all.