How to Discover Major Sporting Events in Paris


Paris is known for its incredible architecture, fashion sense and a shopping extravaganza to keep you busy for every day of your stay. As you consider an inviting Paris apartment for rent, you can choose when to stay by selecting your favorite sporting event. Whatever sports you prefer, there's almost always something on. You can choose international tennis, French football, rugby or choose to join a running event yourself. The majority of French national sports events reach their conclusions in Paris. The year is full of exciting sporting events.

Choose October for the BNP Paribas Masters Tennis

You can watch major men's and women's tennis tournaments in Paris. The men's French Open is held during May and June. October hosts the final Women's Tennis Association tour event of the year.

The Paris Masters 1000 is one of just nine tennis tournaments for men that form part of the Association of Tennis Professionals tour. These events earn higher ranking points than most tournaments, except for grand-slam events. During late October and early November, the competition takes place at the Accor Hotels Arena, so be sure to choose your Paris apartment for rent at a location that is close enough to the arena, yet nearby for hotels and restaurants.

All of the major tennis stars play these events looking for points and victory.

Football and Rugby Cup Finals at The Stade De France

The national stadium, in Saint-Denis, is the sixth largest stadium inside Europe, seating just over 81,000 sport loving individuals. The French national football team play all of their home international matches there. The football and rugby cup finals are held during May each year. They are the finale of a tournament involving all of the nation's best teams, down to the final two.

Paris Saint-Germain are now one of the world's most famous and richest football teams. You can go and watch a match at their home, the Parc de Princes, just 4 kilometers west of the Eiffel tower.

The French national rugby union team play their home matches in the six Nations Championship against Italy, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England each year. You may also be lucky to visit France when the Stade de France is used for rock concerts featuring the world's biggest artists as you consider your Paris apartment for rent.

Will You Win The 20 Km Marathon?

In early October every year, Paris is the home for the 20 km (just over 12 miles) running race. It's not a full marathon, but for 25,000 athletes it is a delightful opportunity to tour the city. All participants that complete the race receive certificates and T-shirts, with the very best taking a medal home.

Almost any sport that you wish to participate in, watch or cheer on, can be found somewhere in Paris.

When you need experts to help you select the best Paris apartment for rent, ask us at Absolute Accommodations to help you locate close to your favorite sporting event and any other facilities that you require.