THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 250 Moselle Open
From 09/18 to 09/24
Surface: Hard Indoor
Prize money: $ 540,310
Tournament location: Arènes de Metz – 5 Avenue Louis le Débonnaire, 57000 Metz, Francia
How to arrive: Tennis venue is centrally located in Metz, just 750 mt from Gare de Metz. Aéroport de Metz-Nancy Lorraine is situated at about 25km and 25 minutes driving.
Past champions: 2016 Lucas Pouille – 2015/2012/2011 Jo Wilfried Tsonga – 2014 David Goffin – 2013/2010 Gilles Simon – 2009 Gael Monfils – 2008 Dimitri Tursunov
Entry list: David Goffin (Bel) – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Gilles Muller (Lux) – Mischa Zverev (Rus) – Richard Gasquet (Fra) – Gilles Simon (Fra) – Benoit Paire (Fra) – Florian Mayer (Ger) – Nikoloz Basilashvili (Geo)
THE TOWN: Metz is a city in northeast France with a rich 3000-year history. For Lonely Planet this town sitted ” 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 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Temple Neuf
- Cathédrale Saint-Étienne
- Centre Pompidou
TOP 3 HOTELS:
- Campanile Metz Centre-Gare. Located at 260 mt from Metz train station, this cute *** hotel rated 8.7 on Booking offers air conditioned modern rooms with private bathroom, free WiFi throughout the property and buffet breakfast served daily. The price for a standard double room start from 78€ per night (optional breakfast at 9,90€).
- Best Western Plus Metz Technopole. Wonderful **** hotel located 3 km from the historical centre of Metz, on the edge of an 18-hole golf course, and rated 8.4 on Booking. It offers free Wifi access and parking, a fitness room and an on site restaurant which serves contemporary French cuisine. A standard 35 mq2 double room costs 109€ per night with free cancellation included.
- La Citadelle – MGallery by Sofitel. In the heart of Metz, this 4 stars hotel features luxury rooms and suites with a flat-screen TV, individual air conditioning and free Wi-Fi internet access. There’s a brasserie style restaurant open daily and a Michelin-starred restaurant on site. A standard double room costs 176€ per night with a optional breakfast at 21€.
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