That's true and in fact may not play till tues or wed perhaps as I think they get a bye don't they in first round in masters? But while he might know the conditions, he still has to get used to them so I'd have thought he'd need a couple of days practice over there.
Yes Andy will have a bye. However thanks to the inefficiency of his official website we aren't likely to get any info from there and I expect the first we'll hear anything will be from Andy himself on Facebook or maybe from a photo or two showing him practising in Paris. Anyway there's no great rush since I understand the journey time by Eurostar is a mere 2hrs 15mins. It can take you that long just to get across London!
As someone said previously the next 2 weeks will be just like a Slam.
At least in Slams they have a day's rest between matches, but then again players should be used to playing back-to-back Masters, the only difference being that the level at the WTF is consistently high.