Roland Garros, from 26th May to 9th June, is the sporting event of the moment! This year, this is the 112th edition of the French Open and it represents the second Grand Slam event of the year.
For those ones who don’t know what is the French Open, this is the French well known tennis tournament that takes place in Roland Garros stadium on outdoor clay courts, in Boulogne Billancourt, in Paris suburbs. The most emblematic figure of Roland Garros is indisputably Rafael Nadal, “The king of clay”, the greatest clay court player in history. He won at 7 times the French Open, a record !
Roland Garros is not only about sports ! From the beginning, this is a Luxury moment as well. Women wear their most beautiful hat to protect them from the Parisian sun with a flimsy dress and men the most fashionable & Luxury sunglasses with a Luxury watch to their wrist. Be careful, Rayban are out ! And this is well known that a lot of personalities couldn’t miss the rendez-vous. This is the occasion to show who we are, to combine pleasure, sport & elegance.
For a long time, Roland Garros has numerous – prestigious – sponsors and every year, those famous & trendy brands create limited editions like Lacoste – a Roland Garros’ sponsor since more than 40 years ! – , Swatch with its “Swatch Roland Garros black/white Smash”, the well known French brand car Peugeot that creates a limited edition of its 207 CC in 2012, Emirates etc.
Even tennis players are very close to Luxury: some of them are ambassadors of Luxury watch brands for instance: André Agassi was the ambassador of Longines, Rafael Nadal of Richard Mille & Roger Federer of Rollex. And they love Luxury cars ! Rafael Nadal drives in Ferari, Roger Federer in Aston Martin, Anna Kournikova in Range Rover… what a pretty & Luxury life !
Roland Garros is so fashionable ! On 22th May, the tennis player Maria Sharapova was at Colette Store to present her sweet & stylish line of candy called “Sugarpova”.
Roland Garros is also about gastronomy. Since 2005, Marc Veyrat opened the “Roland Garros Restaurant” located jus a step from the stadium, in the 16th arrondissement. The execution of those delicious meals is done by Xavier Rousseau… A stylish decor, a classic & trendy cooking, wok or plancha, a flowered terrace during the summer… what are you waiting for ?!
Who said that Luxury was not compatible with sports ?