Posted on Friday, 5 May 2017 in Events
Sport and jazz for summer
From May 11th to 22nd 2017, the greatest Paris jazz festival returns to the famous Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, the heart of jazz in Europe, and its various exceptional venues (Maison des Océans, Odeon Theatre, the Church of Saint-Germain-des-Pres...).
Saint-Germain-des-Pres Jazz Festival
For this 17th edition you can expect, as always, unique concerts, international performers, master classes and lectures, as well as exhibitions on the theme of this wide-ranging and wonderful musical genre. This year, jazz icons such as Hugh Coltman, Sébastien Giniaux and Avishai Cohen have accepted the coveted invitation to this eagerly anticipated event.
A visit to the Catacombs
Since their creation, in 1787 the Catacombs of Paris have been a source of public fascination. This awe-inspiring ossuary was developed from old mining tunnels and extends over an area of 11,000 square metres. There are 130 steps to descend into this eerie subterranean world that is lined with the bones of long-dead Parisians, and 83 to return to the surface, with poetic, philosophical and religious texts on display along the way. The average visit takes about 45 minutes. You can be part of a guided group visit (20 people maximum) by reservation.
The essential tennis tournament; the French Open
The French Open is one of the Grand Slams, the 4 most popular tennis events on the planet. From May 28th to June 11th, 2017, the stars of world tennis will try to win one of the 9 trophies offered during a competition that is the climax of the spring clay court season. Created 126 years ago, the tournament is still held in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, at the Stade Roland-Garros, Porte d'Auteuil. The stadium now has 24 courts and can accommodate several hundred players. From the qualifying rounds to the Men's and Women's singles finals, this is an unmissable international sporting occasion.