Experience Paris

Paris, je t’aime! The city of love, Paris has a charm that indulges even the most hopeless of romantics. Along with a fervent culture, the city is flocked by tourists, from all over the world, who are drawn by the art and history of Musée du Louvre or the lure of the Eiffel Tower. If you’re in the French capital to take in the sights and sounds of the city, you cannot ignore the city’s sports offerings! Here are some of the things to try out quand à Paris!

After a takeover by Qatar Sports Investments, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has made its way into the highlight reels after a splurge on high-profile players, who have been lured to the capital. Boasting the talents of Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappé in their ranks, PSG never fail to put on a show at the Parc Des Princes, a 47,000 seater home of the club. Ready for the 7 time Ligue-1 winners to dazzle you with their feet?
The annual multiple-stage bicycle race is one of the most gruelling endurance tests of the human mind, body and soul. A race that runs through flat terrain as well as the French alps culminates on the streets of Paris as riders finish at the Champs-Élysées, one of the most recognisable avenues in the world. The race is the holy-grail for cyclists, and many have made a name for themselves on the back of this 21 stage race that lasts over 3 weeks in the month of July. Ready for the ride?
The only Grand Slam to be played on clay is named after French aviator Roland Garros. Due to the slow nature of play, the French Open is considered one of the most physically demanding tournaments on the tennis calendar. The French Open is an annual event held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros. If indulgence is what you have on your mind, then there’s no better way to sit back on court Philippe Chatrier on a summer’s day and enjoy the best that tennis has to offer!
One of the first sports to be part of the Olympics and based on traditional skills of swordsmanship, fencing is a group of three related combat disciplines - the foil, the épée, and the sabre. The modern sport arose from the Italian school of teaching, and the French school later modified this system. Try your hand at the sport as you learn the ropes of duels and self defense, as there’s no better place to try that out than Paris!
On the list of the top 100 golf courses in the world is Golf de Morfontaine - a beautifully situated course in the woods north of Paris. The 9 holes course 'Valière' was built in 1913 and the 'Grand Parcours' an 18 holes course was added in 1927. There’s no better way to unwind than on a golf course and Morfontaine is a serene and pristine course that offers a perfect getaway from the sights and sounds of the city of Paris!

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