THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 MOSELLE OPEN
Date: From 19/9 to 25/9
Money prize: € 520,070
Surface: Hard Indoor
Tournament Location: Les Arènes de Metz – 5 Rue Louis le débonnaire 57000 METZ
General information: Metz Arena is easy accessible from city centre also walking for 8-9 minutes from City Station. Airport Nancy-Metz is far about 18 km from tennis courts.
Recent Past Winners: 2015 Jo Wilfred Tsonga – 2014 David Goffin – 2013 Gilles Simon – 2012-2011 Jo Wilfred Tsonga – 2010 Gilles Simon
Top 10 Players: Jo Wilfred Tsonga (Fra) – Dominik Thiem (Aut) – David Goffin (Bel) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Philip Kholschreiber (Ger) – Martin Klizan (Svk) – Gilles Simon (Fra) – Benoit Paire (Fra) – Gilles Muller (Lux) – Nicolas Almagro (Esp)
Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers. Metz is theprefecture of the Moselle department and the seat of the parliament of the Great East region. Located near the tripoint along the junction of France, Germany, andLuxembourg,the city forms a central place of the European Greater Region. Lonely Planet says about Metz: “Sitting astride the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers, Lorraine’s graceful capital, Metz, (pronounced ‘mess’) is ready to be feted. Though the city’s Gothic marvel of a cathedral, superlative art collections and Michelin star–studded dining scene long managed to sidestep the world spotlight, all that changed with the show-stopping arrival of Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2010. Yet the Pompidou is but the prelude to Metz’ other charms: buzzy pavement cafes and shady riverside parks, a beautiful old town built from golden Jeumont stone and a regal Quartier Impérial up for Unesco World Heritage status. Suddenly, everyone’s talking about Metz, and rightly so.”
TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN METZ:
- Le Temple Neuf
- Cathédrale Saint Etienne
- Centre Pompidou
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Le Mondon. *** hotel just 1,5 km from Les Arenes de Metz. Classic double room is essential but modernly furnished and for 89€ per night includes breakfast.
- Mercure Metz Centre. Very nice **** hotel just some steps from Pompidou Centre. Rated 8.6 for position on booking, this Accor Hotel offers standard double room from 135€ to 152€ with breakfast and free parking included.
- La Citadele – MGallery Collection. Luxurious **** hotel located in the heart of Metz. Rated 8.6 on Booking. Prices start from 168€ for a 30 mq2 double room (breakfast not included).