THE TOURNAMENT: WTA INTERNATIONAL Internationaux de Strasbourg 2017
From 05/21 to 05/28
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 226,750
Tournament location: Tennis Club de Strasbourg – 20, rue Pierre de Coubertin – 67000 Strasbourg France
How to get: By tramway get E and stop at Parlement Europeen. By bus get line 30 and stop at Wacken or line 50 and stop Robertsau Boecklin.
Past champions: 2016 Caroline Garcia – 2015 Samantha Stosur – 2014 Monica Puig – 2013 Alize Cornet – 2012 Francesca Schiavone – 2011 Andrea Petkovic – 2010 Maria Sharapova – 2009 Aravane Rezai – 2008/2007 Anabel Medina Garrigues
Entry list: Caroline Wozniaki (Den) – Mirjana Lucic Baroni (Cro) – Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) – Daria Gavrilova (Aus) – Roberta Vinci (Ita) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Monica Puig (Por) – Pauline Parmentier (Fra)
THE TOWN: Strasbourg, located in Alsace, is the capital and largest city of the Grand Est region of France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Its historic city centre, the Grande Île (Grand Island), was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honour was placed on an entire city centre.
For Lonely Planet Strasbourg is “the perfect overture to all that is idiosyncratic about Alsace – walking a fine tightrope between France and Germany and between a medieval past and a progressive future, it pulls off its act in inimitable Alsatian style.
Tear your gaze away from that mesmerising Gothic cathedral for just a minute and you’ll be roaming the old town’s twisting alleys lined with crooked half-timbered houses à la Grimm; feasting in the cosiest of winstubs (Alsatian taverns) by the canals in Petite France; and marvelling at how a city that does Christmas markets and gingerbread so well can also be home to the glittering EU Quarter and France’s second-largest student population. But that’s Strasbourg for you: all the sweeter for its contradictions and cross-cultural quirks.”
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Petit France
- Barrage Vauban
- Notre Dame Cathedral
- Hotel Vendome. Excellent *** hotel rated 8,7 on Booking and located in front of Strasbourg Train Station and at 10 minutes walking from Petit France, it features a 24-hour lounge bar and offers guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. The price for a 20 mq2 double or twin room is €82 per night.
- Pavillon Régent Petite France. Wonderful **** hotel rated 9,1 on Booking and located in the heart of Strasbourg, just 800 mt from Notre Dame. The rate for a privilege double room with river views is 148€ per night with free Wi-Fi included.
- Hôtel Régent Petite France & Spa. Amazing 5 stars hotel located in the heart of the Petite France district and rated 8,8 on Booking. It is set in a converted 17th-century mill and offers an on-site restaurant and a wellness centre with a sauna, hammam, hot tub and massage treatments. The hotel’s restaurant “Le Pont Tourant” serves innovative cuisine and the exceptional rooms are with free WiFi. An elegant 26 mq2 classic room costs 183,6€ per night.