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Clay and fashion show!

Clay and fashion show!

As we slip softly into summer, sport and fashion are on the agenda. From May 22nd to June 11th the French Open tennis tournament takes place at the Roland Garros Stadium. Then it’s just a short journey from the Porte d'Auteuil to reach the prestigious venues hosting Fashion Week, where the Haute Couture fashion shows take place from July 2nd to 6th. Why not discover what the Jacques de Molay Hotel have repared for you ? 


The gods and goddesses of Roland Garros

An iconic Grand Slam tournament, the French Open at Roland Garros is where tennis champions from all over the world gather to compete for the honour of lifting the famous Musketeers’ Trophy. Rackets in hand, their eyes riveted on the yellow ball, their heels poised on the red clay, they await the arrival of a dazzling service, answer with a split-second return and rush to the net to seize the moment. Who will be the victors in this 2017 edition, no one knows. We can only predict that current champion Novak Djokovic will not relinquish the trophy without a fight, that Andy Murray will battle fiercely to add the French Open to his list of triumphs, and that Serena Williams will strive mightily to add a fourth triumph in this, the only Grand Slam played on clay.


A spellbound audience

In the stands the excitement is palpable. This is a truly beautiful game in which supremely well trained athletes exert their skills, stamina, strategical know-how and determination in awe-inspiring attempts to outwit, outpoint and outmatch their equally resolute opponents. There is visual poetry in their movements, an enchanting rhythm in the back and forth of the ball across the net and an electric tingle in the atmosphere. Sport and the human body at the highest pinnacle of expression. And to think that there’s a whole 15 days of this majesty and magnificence!


Fashion Week in Paris

From the impact of the ball on the racket to that of the high heel on the catwalk, there is only one step. Lucky are those who possess the coveted invitations to the Paris Fashion Week haute couture shows, as they will bear witness to the unveiling of the latest collections from the world’s leading designers. But if you are not in possession of the hot ticket there is still plenty going on during this trend celebration, including shows featuring the works of lesser-known designers, plus parties, exhibitions, workshops and more. Dior, Prada, Gucci, Chanel, Lanvin… all participate in this key event taking place in the fashion capital of the world, but there’s plenty of off-catwalk style to appreciate as well. And especially for the occasion, the Oratory of the Louvre, the Arab World Institute, the Grand Palais, the Pompidou Centre and many other world-famous Parisian locations are dressed in the colours of Fashion Week.