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4 months to go until the 2024 Olympics in France

By Gilbert
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Paris 2024

As the world eagerly anticipates the grand spectacle of Paris 2024 Olympics, the countdown has officially begun, with less than 3 months to go until the opening ceremony. For international students looking to live and study in France, and those keen on immersing themselves in the French language, Paris 2024 offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the vibrancy of French culture firsthand.

If you’re new to Paris, considering studying in France during the Olympics, or simply planning to enjoy a few days as a visitor, we’ve listed key dates and must-visit places for you.

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Key Dates & Milestones

As we countdown to the Olympics, there are several important dates and milestones that enthusiasts and prospective students should keep in mind. The opening ceremony, an event renowned for its grandeur and spectacle, is scheduled for July 26, 2024. It will mark the official start of the Games, igniting the Olympic flame in the heart of Paris. Following the opening, the city will be alive with competition, cultural events, and celebrations, culminating in the closing ceremony on August 11, 2024.

Here are some key dates:

  • 16 April: Olympic flamelighting ceremony in Olympia
  • 8 May: Arrival of the Olympic flame in Marseille
  • 23 June: Olympic Day
  • 26 July: Olympic Games Opening Ceremony
  • 11 August Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympics is poised to be a dazzling display of French culture, heritage, and artistic innovation. Set in the iconic Stade de France, this spectacle will showcase the best of French creativity and the universal values that the Olympics stand for.

For students and language learners, the ceremony is a perfect introduction to the depth and diversity of French cultural expressions, from music and dance to visual arts and literature.

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Key Venues & Locations

The Paris 2024 Olympics will spotlight several iconic venues and new constructions across Paris and beyond, turning them into must-visit places for spectators and visitors. Here’s a list of key venues and locations that will play a central role during the Games:

  • Stade de France: Located in Saint-Denis, just north of Paris, this stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletics events. It’s France’s largest stadium and a modern architectural marvel.
  • Paris Expo Porte de Versailles: Set to host several sports including table tennis, it’s one of the largest exhibition centers in France, located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.
  • Grand Palais: An historic site and exhibition hall, the Grand Palais will be transformed into a venue for fencing and taekwondo. Its stunning glass dome and classic French architecture make it a must-see.
  • Champ de Mars: Situated at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, this public greenspace is expected to host beach volleyball, providing a picturesque setting with one of France’s most famous landmarks in the background.
  • Esplanade des Invalides: Known for its military history and as the resting place of Napoleon Bonaparte, this site will host archery, adding a touch of historical grandeur to the competition.
  • Roland Garros Stadium: Famous for hosting the French Open tennis tournament, Roland Garros will accommodate tennis and boxing events, offering fans a chance to visit this legendary sports venue.
  • Versailles Palace: The equestrian events and modern pentathlon will be held in the gardens of this historic royal residence, combining top-tier athletic competition with royal French heritage.

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Living and Learning in the Olympic Spirit

For international students in France, the Paris 2024 Olympics offer a unique backdrop to their studies and an exciting addition to their French learning journey. Beyond the classrooms and language labs, the Games provide a real-world context to practice French, learn about local customs, and engage with the community.

At Go! Go! France, we’re just as excited about the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics as you are. We believe that living and studying in France during this historic event is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that goes beyond traditional learning experiences. It’s a chance to be part of a global celebration, to witness history in the making, and to immerse yourself in the French way of life.

As the countdown to the 2024 Olympics in Paris continues, we invite you to explore our programs designed for international students who wish to experience the best of French education and culture. Whether you’re looking to improve your French, understand French culture, or simply live an unforgettable adventure, we have an option for you. Contact us to get your life and study in France journey started.

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