THE TOURNAMENT: Wta International Coupe Banque Nationale
Date: From 11/9 to 17/9
Prize money: $ 226,750
Surface: Carpet Outdoor
Tournament Location: Pavillon de l’Éducation physique et des sports – 2300 Rue de la Terrasse – Université Laval, Quebec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
General information: Université Laval’s Sports and Physical Education Pavilion (PEPS) is far about 11 km from Jean Lesage International Airport and just 5 km from gare de train de Sainte-Foy. PEPS has numerous parking lots, either inside or outside. During the tournament, the PEPS’ indoor parking has a fixed day rate.
Past champions: 2016 Oceane Dodin – 2015 Annika Beck – 2014 Mirjana Lucic Baroni – 2013 Lucie Safarova – 2012 Kirsten Flipkens 2011 Barbora Strycova
Entry list: Lucie Safarova (Cze) – Timea Babos (Hun) – Oceane Dodin (Fra) – Tatjana Maria (Ger) – Varvara Lepchenko (Usa) – Eugenie Bouchard (Can) – Heather Watson (Gbr) – Jennifer Brady (Usa) – Camila Giorgi (Ita) – Viktorija Golubic (Sui)
THE TOWN: Capital of the province of Quebec, the town is the second largest French speaking city in Canada after Montreal. Founded in 1608, Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America. The rampants surrounding Old Quebec were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the ‘Historic District of Old Québec’.
For Lonely Planet: “Montréal may have more media connections, commercial activity and global cachet, but Québec City has something else: the soul of the province, and the fiercer grip on French Canadian identity. It also happens to be one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Its picturesque Old Town is a Unesco World Heritage site, a living museum of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th- and 18th-century houses and soaring church spires, with the splendid Château Frontenac towering above it all. Even with a T-shirt shop on half the corners, there’s more than a glimmer of Old Europe in its classic bistros, sidewalk cafes and manicured squares“.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Old Quebec
- Terrasse Dufferin
- Montmorency Falls
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Universel. Very good *** hotel just a few steps from tournament location. Ideal for tennis lovers. It features an on-site Scandinavian spa, an indoor pool, comfortable accommodations, and easy access to area attractions and the free wifi. Prices from 55$ without breakfast.
- L’Arvidienne Couette et Cafè. Delicious **** boutique b&b just 1km from Battlefields park. Rated 9.2 on booking. Free parking, wifi and superb breakfast included. Book library onsite. A 25 mq2 King Room costs from 144$ per night.
- Hotel le Priori. Exceptional **** hotel located 2 minutes walking from Old Town. Rated 9.4 on Booking. Originally built in 1734, every room features exposed brick walls and includes free Wi-Fi. The suites contain working fireplaces and bathtubs. Restaurant Toast, with a terrace in the interior court of Le Priori, has international inspired dishes. Prices from 185$ for a 22 mq2 double room with breakfast included.
Please notice that prices showed not include 14.97% + 3% taxes.
Enjoy this wonderful Canadian TennisTrip!!!