From May 22nd to June 5th, the world’s best tennis players will gather in Paris for the Roland Garros tournament, the French Open. While they delight us on the clay courts of the 16th arrondissement, Hotel Lutetia’s team have put together a unique and unmissable Left Bank experience for Francophile tennis lovers.
TENNIS LESSONS IN A RENAISSANCE GARDEN
Situated in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, just moments from Hotel Lutetia, the Luxembourg Gardens, or Jardin du Luxembourg, feature six private tennis courts surrounded by hundred-year-old trees and Renaissance sculptures. Steeped in European history and covering 25 hectares of land, the gardens were first created in 1612 by Marie de’ Medici, in imitation of Palazzo Pitti and its beautiful Boboli gardens, in her native Florence. Today, the gardens are owned by French Senate, and Marie Medici’s former palais, Luxembourg Palace, houses the upper house of the French legislature.
During the Roland Garros tournament and on summer days, guests staying at Hotel Lutetia have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take tennis lessons with a carefully selected private instructor, finessing backhand, forehand and drop shots on a court set among charming and historic ornamental gardens.
AKASHA HOLISTIC WELLBEING
After a strenuous tennis session, guests may make use of Hotel Lutetia’s spa, Akasha, a luxurious sanctuary in the heart of the Left Bank. With its state-of-the-art gym, shimmering full-length pool, secluded hammam and bespoke treatment rooms, each space has been thoughtfully designed to heal.
Guests can choose from a bespoke selection of pre or post-tennis training options including a deep tissue massage or a Swedish massage.