THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Internationaux de tennis masculin Open Harmonie Mutuelle
From 03/25 to 04/02
Money prize: $ 50,000
Surface: Hard indoor
Tournament location: Salle Steredenn – Rue Pierre de Coubertin 22000 St.Brieuc
How to get: Tennis court is conveniently located at just 2.3 km and 8 minutes driving from Cathedral of St.Brieuc. Salle Steredenn is not so far from little St.Brieuc Airport (about 15 km and minutes driving).
Past champions: 2016 Alexandre Sidorenko, 2015 Nicolas Mahut, 2014 Andreas Beck, 2013 Jesse Huta Galung, 2012 Grégoire Burquier, 2011 Maxime Texeira, 2010 Michal Przysiezny
Entry list: Janko Tipsarevic (Srb) – Gerald Melzer (Aut) – Illya Marchenko (Ukr) – Sergiy Stakhovsky (Ukr) – Lucas Lacko (Svk) – Norbert Gombos (Svk) – Inigo Cervantes (Esp) – Kenny De Schepper (Fra) – Quentin Halys (Fra) – Tobias Kamke (Ger)
THE TOWN: Saint-Brieuc is an historic commune of 48000 inhabitants in the Côtes-d’Armor department in Brittany in northwestern France. The centre is compact and walkable. There is really no need to get a bus unless you are staying in the suburbs. Saint Brieuc is a great place to stroll around and observe a fairly typical working French town. It does have a lively arts scene. During the summer you can enjoy a lot of free music. Talent from all over France descends on the town. The city is blessed with a series of valleys. Two rivers meet (Gouët and Gouédic) here before they empty into the sea. Very scenic views on the approach to St Brieuc on the N12.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN ST.BRIEUC AND SURROUNDINGS:
- Cap Fréhel
- St.Etienne Cathedral
- St.Brieuc Bay Natural Reserve
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Citotel Hotel Ker Izel. Excellent ** accomodation located in the historic city centre of Saint-Brieuc, just a 10-minute walk from the SNCF Train Station and rated 8.7 on Booking. It offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. A little but cozy double rooms costs 63€ per night.
- Ibis Styles Saint Brieuc Gare Centre. This wonderful *** hotel is situated in the real heart of Saint-Brieuc, 600 mt from cathedral. Its modern, en suite rooms have flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. A comfort double room costs 104€ per night with breakfast and free parking included. Rated 8.9 on Booking.
- Hotel Ker Moor Préférence. Amazing **** hotel located in Saint-Quay-Portrieux on the north coast of Brittany overlooking Saint Brieuc Bay and rated 9.0 on Booking. Because of its position on top of a cliff, it has spectacular views of the sea and Breton Coast islands. Guests are invited to enjoy these views while they have breakfast on the hotel’s terrace. The price for a classic double room is 79.2€ per night with free wifi, parking and cancellation.