THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Engie Open Andrézieux-Bouthéon 42
From 01/23 to 01/29
Money prize: $ 60,000
Surface: Hard Indoor
Location: Palais des Sports d’Andrézieux-Bouthéon , 23 Rue des Bullieux, 42160 Andrézieux-Bouthéon, France
How to get: Palais des Sports is centrally located in Andrézieux-Bouthéon, at just 1,3 km that is 15 minutes walking. Saint Etienne-Boutheon Airport is far only 4 km from tennis court.
Past Winners: 2016 Stefanie Voegele – 2015 Margarita Gasparyan – 2014 Timea Bacsinszky – 2013 Alison Van Uytvanck – 2012 Kristyna Pliskova – 2011 Mona Barthel
Main players: Oceane Dodin (Fra) – Sara Sorribes Tormo (Esp) – Anett Kontaveit (Est) – Stefanie Voegele (Sui) – Rebecca Sramkova (Svk) – Elise Mertens (Bel) – Tamira Paszek (Aut) – Silvia Soler Espinosa (Esp) – Ana Bogdan (Rou) – Elisa Kostova (Bul)
THE TOWN: Andrézieux-Bouthéon is a commune of the Loire department in central France with a population of less than 10,000 inhabitants. With its “Chateau de Bouthéon” is one of the most visited little town of Loire. It enjoys a strategic position to visit the Loire Valley, an enormous Unesco World Heritage Site, sprinkled with hundreds of France’s most extravagant fortresses and feudal castles. Lonely Planet writes about this region: “If it’s French splendour, style and gastronomy you seek, the Loire Valley will exceed your expectations, no matter how great.”
TOP 3 PLACES TO VISIT IN ANDREZIEUX-BOUTHEON AND SURROUNDINGS:
- Chateau de Bouthéon
- Saint Etienne (18 km)
- Vichy (140 km)
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Premiere Classe Saint Etienne-Aéroport Bouthéon. High value for money ** hotel, rated 8.7 on Booking, at just 900 mt from Saint Etienne Airport and 5 km from Andézieux-Bouthéon. It offers free wifi and parking. The price for a double rooms decorated in a contemporary style is 51$ per night.
- Qualys-Hotel Actuel Hotel. Very good *** hotel this is the official accomodation for tennis players. Situated in a district with a lot of bars and restaurants, the Qualys-Hotel offers spacious double rooms of 24 mq2 at 83$ per night with wifi and parking included. The general rate on Booking is 8.6.
Enjoy this tennis trip in this wonderful region!!!