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Magic Weekend Paris Event Information

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Get yourself to Paris in February for the biggest Magic: The Gathering event ever! The 2011 Magic Weekend schedule kicks off in the City of Light with a huge four-day event featuring a Grand Prix, the first Pro Tour stop of 2011, public events and activities for Magic fans of all ages and play skill, and much more.

 

Venue Information

Espace Champerret
6 Rue Jean Oestreicher
75017 Paris, France
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Tournament Hall Hours

Wednesday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Pro Tour registration 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a..m - midnight

 

Grand Prix Tournament Format and Schedule

Grand Prix Paris is a two-day event that is open to the public. Day One is Scars of Mirrodin / Mirrodin Besieged Sealed Deck and will be held on Saturday, February 12. Day Two is Scars of Mirrodin / Mirrodin Besieged Booster Draft and will be held on Sunday, February 13, with a Scars of Mirrodin / Mirrodin Besieged Booster Draft Top 8. Registration for the Grand Prix will be on Thursday, February 10 and Friday, February 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. each day. Note: There will be no Saturday morning registration for the Grand Prix. Be sure to register on Thursday or Friday to ensure a spot in the Grand Prix.

 

Pro Tour Tournament Format and Schedule

An Insider's Guide to the Pro Tour

Pro Tour Paris is a three-day invitation-only Standard and Scars of Mirrodin / Mirrodin Besieged Booster Draft format event with an Standard Top 8. Day One will be held on Thursday, February 10, Day Two on Friday, February 11, and then the Top 8 on Sunday, February 13. Note: The Last-Chance Qualifier for Pro Tour Paris will take place at Espace Charenton approximately 20 minutes from the Magic Weekend venue. Complete information about the Last-Chance Qualifier can be found on the Public Events page.

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Media Requests

Please send an email to press@wizards.com if you wish to set up a press credential for Magic Weekend Paris. Wizards asks that all media requests be submitted by January 27 (two weeks prior to the event).

 

Travel Information

 Hotel Information  

Here are several hotels close to the event site. These hotels not endorsed by or affiliated with Wizards of the Coast.

Hôtel Espace Champerret
26 Rue Louise Michel, 92300 Levallois-Perret
Phone : +331 47 57 20 71 ‎

Le Magellan
17 Rue Jean-Baptiste Dumas, 75017 Paris
Phone : +331 45 72 44 51

Hotel Champerret-Elysees
129 Avenue de Villiers, 75017 Paris
Phone : +331 47 64 44 00

Hotel Champerret Heliopolis Paris
13 Rue d'Héliopolis, 75017 Paris
Phone : +331 47 64 92 56

From Paris-Orly airport to the venue
1. Get the shuttle bus «Paris par le train» from Paris-Orly to the RER C station «Pont de Rungis Aéroport d’Orly».

  • If you arrive from Paris-Orly South, the shuttle bus stops at entrance F
  • If you arrive from Paris-Orly West, the shuttle bus stops at entrance G Arrival level.

2. From the station «Pont de Rungis Aéroport d’Orly», take the RER C heading for « Pontoise» to the station «Pereire Levallois».

3. From «Pereire Levallois», take the line number 3 in the subway, heading for «Pont de Levallois Bécon» to the station «Porte de Champerret».

4. Follow the map and walk from the station «Porte de Champerret» to the Espace Champerret.

From Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport to the venue
The station «Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 1» serves terminals 1 and 3. The station «Aéroport Charles de Gaulle 2 - TGV» serves terminals 2 ABCDEF and G. Terminal 2G is linked to terminal 2C

1. Take the RER B heading «Robinson Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse» to the station «Gare du Nord».

2. From «Gare du Nord», take the line number 4 in the subway, heading for «Porte d’Orléans» to the station «Réaumur-Sébastopol».

3. From «Réaumur-Sébastopol», take the line number 3 in the subway, heading for «Pont de Levallois Bécon» to the station «Porte de Champerret».

5. Follow the map and walk from the station « Porte de Champerret » to the Espace Champerret.

For more in-depth information on how to get to the venue by train, bus, and car, plus a list of restaurants nearby the venue and sightseeing options in Paris, click here.

Site Attractions

 

PUBLIC EVENTS
Come one, come all to participate in five days of events open to the public. Starting Wednesday with the Last-Chance Qualifier, there are tournaments, drafts, Magic Commander, and open dueling all weekend. Magic Weekend Paris will also play host to a few extra-special events, highlighted by Grand Prix Paris on Saturday and Sunday. Public event prizes include invitations and airfare to Pro Tour Nagoya, foil card sets, an Xbox gaming system, iPods, Power 9 cards, and much more!

Please be advised that there the Last-Chance Qualifier for Pro Tour Paris will be held at Espace Charenton approximately 20 minutes from the Magic Weekend venue.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR SHOWDOWN
Brad Nelson and Guillaume Matignon will battle at Magic Weekend Paris in a best-of-seven match to determine the winner of the 2010 Player of the Year award. The two players finished in a tie for the title at the 2010 World Championships. The showdown will take place Saturday, February 12 starting at 9 a.m., during the three-round bye period of Grand Prix Paris. Here's how the schedule breaks down:

  • Games 1-2: Standard
  • Games 3-4: Double Sealed Deck
  • Game 5*: Double Sealed Deck
  • Games 6-7*: Standard

* if necessary

Both players will use the same decks they played in the Standard portion of Pro Tour Paris. The Double Sealed Deck portion will consist of six Scars of Mirrodin booster packs and six Mirrodin Besieged booster packs.

SPELLSLINGERS
Test your Magic skills against Wizards of the Coast R&D members Mark Gottlieb, Dave Humpherys, and Ken Troop. Win and you can walk away with cool Magic prizes!

ARTISTS ON SITE
Prominent Magic artists Aleksi Briclot and Igor Kieryluk will be on hand for free signings of your favorite cards, plus you’ll have the opportunity to buy prints and even original artwork. Artist booth times to be announced.

WATCH THE PRO TOUR SEMIFINALS AND FINALS
Sunday's Pro Tour Top 8 semifinals and finals can be viewed on screens in the hall, with Pro Tour Statistician Rich Hagon and Pro Tour Historian Brian David-Marshall providing the commentary. The matches are also available as a webcast from the comfort of your own home.

 
Come by the Wizards Information Booth at Magic Weekend Paris for a premium foil copy of Ajani Goldmane (while supplies last).
Play in the Grand Prix at Magic Weekend Paris and get your premium foil copy of Maelstrom Pulse (while supplies last).
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