THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Open du pays d’Aix
From 05/08 to 05/14
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 150,000
Tournament location: Country club Aixois – 1195 Chemin des Cruyes, 13090 Aix En Provence, France
How to get: Tennis club is far about 10 km from central station and you will need just a 15 minutes taxi ride to get in. At 15 km and 20 minutes driving there is the regional Aerodrome of Aix En Provence. But the best airport for international flight is Marseille one…
Entry list: Malek Jaziri (Tun) – Jeremy Chardy (Fra) – Rogerio Dutra Silva (Bra) – Radu Albot (Mda) – Dusan Lajovic (Srb) – Frances Tiafoe (Usa) – Renzo Olivo (Arg) – Julien Bennetau (Fra) – Norbert Gombos (Svk) – Paul Henri Mathieu (Fra)
THE TOWN: Aix-en-Provence , or simply Aix, is a city-commune in the south of France, about 30 km north of Marseille. It is located in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte and has a population of approximately 143,000 inhabitants called Aixois).
Lonely Planet writes about: “A pocket of left-bank Parisian chic deep in Provence, Aix (pronounced like the letter X) is all class: its leafy boulevards and public squares are lined with 17th- and 18th-century mansions, punctuated by gurgling moss-covered fountains. Haughty stone lions guard its grandest avenue, cafe-laced cours Mirabeau, where fashionable Aixois pose on polished pavement terraces sipping espresso. While Aix is a student hub, its upscale appeal makes it pricier than other Provençal towns. The part pedestrianised centre of Aix’ old town is ringed by busy boulevards, with several large car parks dotted on the edge of town. Whatever you do, don’t try and drive into the centre.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Cours Mirabeau
- St.Saveur Cathedral
- Pavillon de Vendome
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Grand Hotel Negre Coste. Excellent *** hotel rated 8.6 on Booking and setted is an 18th century hotel with a sun terrace, just on Cours Mirabeau. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The hotel serves a continental breakfast for an extra charge. Prices start from 129€ per night.
- Hotel Cezanne Boutique Hotel. This boutique designer hotel is in the center of Aix-en-Provence and offers 55 air conditioned room with free WiFi and minibar. If features a terrace and a lounge. The property is 197 m from the Cours Mirabeau and 293 m from a bus station. A superior double room costs 142,2 € per night.
- Renaissance Aix En Provence Hotel. Located just 2 km from Aix-en-Provence Train Station, Renaissance Aix-en-Provence Hotel features a wellness area with a heated indoor swimming pool, a steam room, a fitness room, and a spa with 2 treatment cabins. It offers a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi and newspapers. The daily rate for superior double room is 190€ (for breakfast there is an extra charge). Rated 8.9 on Booking.
Enjoy this new Tennis Trip in the rich French history!!!