31 May 2010

French Open in Paris

The French Open is happening in Paris this week and for those not lucky enough to score courtside seats, you can still take part in the fun.  In the city centre at Paris city hall, a gorgeous square of historic buildings called Hôtel de Ville, they've set up a GIANT screen for watching the games and a clay-colored carpet to watch it on.  There are also real clay courts set up for tennis enthusiasts to play in front of an audience.

I stumbled upon this awesomeness on opening day and watched Nadal win a match (yeah!) with a bunch of cheering and booing Parisians. So cool! Tomorrow, a friend and I are grabbing a bottle of wine, a baguette and some cheese to watch matches with a proper French picnic on the clay carpet.

This guy got a front row seat and double-fisted red and white wine bottles... he also lost his shoe in his excitement.

360 degree video
French Open at Hotel de Ville, Paris from teena turner on Vimeo.

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