- Tournament of Paris brings handball to the French capital

December 02, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Anyone keen to enjoy some top-level sports action could head to the Tournament of Paris to see an exhibition of how handball should be played.

The four-team contest will be battled out over the course of two days in the French capital in the new year, with plenty of tourists and residents expected to turn out to cheer on the athletes.

Fans of the sport will need to make Paris hotel bookings for January 8th and 9th to catch both days of the tournament, which sees sides from three different continents gather to compete for the crown.

Taking part in the 24th edition of this exciting contest organised by La Federation Francaise de Handball will be Croatia and France from Europe, South Korea from Asia and South American nation Argentina.

If travellers staying at central accommodation in the city such as the Hotel Wallace Paris like the sound of this smashing event, they will need to head down to the Palais Omnisports Paris Bercy.

However, the popularity of the occasion means it will be advisable to book tickets beforehand, with admission costing 37.50 (£31.65) for each day.

The Bercy is well known for staging sporting occasions of different types, with a hockey tournament taking place there in January and a judo contest in February.

For more information on this event, visit the Bercy website or contact the venue on +34 955 03 70 70. features a wide variety of accommodation in Paris, such as the Hotel Alyss Saphir Cambronne Eiffel Paris.

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