🇫🇷 The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be four months of celebrations, with a summer that will see communities across France share in the outstanding atmosphere created by the Games. This incredible summer will get started on 8 May, with the Flame’s arrival in Marseille, before continuing for the whole summer through to the Paralympic Games closing ceremony, on 8 September 2024.
In one year’s time, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will open with a groundbreaking celebration around the athletes from the many different countries with a parade along the Seine, sharing this experience with hundreds of thousands of spectators on the river banks. The celebratory atmosphere will continue all summer, along the River Seine and its canals, in each arrondissement throughout Paris, from La Villette to Saint-Denis, and in many other communities across the Paris Region.
Paris 2024’s ambition is to offer Games that are for everyone, and this involves celebration venues, at the heart of Paris, which will become an outstanding Olympic and Paralympic park. Our ambition is also to go further, enabling members of the public to share this experience with their champions through groundbreaking celebration initiatives, such as the Champions Park, Club France or the Park of Nations in La Villette.
Set up at Trocadéro, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, the Champions Park will be the go-to destination for sports fans from around the world to meet up and celebrate the medal-winning athletes, their achievements and all of the incredible stories that will mark the Games.
For the first time in the history of the Summer Games, all of the medal winners will be invited to meet up and share with thousands of fans, at the heart of the city, at Trocadéro, in a magnificent space, which will be fitted out and freely accessible for everyone.
Every day will be marked by the celebration of the previous day’s medal winners, who will have finished their competitions and will be invited to take part in a parade and meet members of the public, followed by live screenings of the day’s major sporting moments, in what will become an open-air arena.
The programme will also include performances by artists and cultural activities, helping make the Champions Park a complete and universal celebratory experience, in addition to a space for celebrating sport.
In 2024, the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) and the French Paralympic and Sports Committee (CPSF) wanted to join together to offer a space for celebrating French athletes’ achievements that will be accessible for all French fans: Club France.
Throughout the Games, in the north-east of Paris, Parc de la Villette and its Grande Halle will be the beating heart of Team France, which will celebrate there alongside its supporters in a great atmosphere. More than 700,000 people are expected to meet up there and enjoy the atmosphere around the French athletes’ achievements, celebrating together and taking part in taster sessions to discover the various sports.
Club France will be built around three pillars that will guide its programme of activities and events: