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Interesting Events at the Paris Olympics

April 2, 2024

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The City of Love has long been an international daydream destination. The fact that they’ll host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games is simply setting the stage for a total eclipse of travel dreams: Paris — with all its history, culture and gastronomy — and the exhilarating spectacle of the Olympics combine to create an experience like no other. Here are some standout moments you may want to consider while visiting.

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Boxing at Roland-Garros:

Home to the French Open, Roland-Garros is one of the most iconic tennis venues in the world, so the chance to watch boxing events in it is a thoroughly unique opportunity. Sub out the famed red clay courts for the rope-lined stage of boxing’s medal rounds and you have what the announcers might dub “a show.”

Swimming in the Seine:

Committed to the causes of sustainability and innovation, Paris has vowed to host the open-water swimming events in the Seine River. Getting the water safe enough for the athletes is a Herculean task in itself, with some $1.5 billion already invested toward the goal. The payoff is priceless: Watching the athletes glide through the flowing heart of the city will be a magnificent sight — and ideally the beginning of the Seine being swimmable for recreational use!

Breaking Out the Breaking:

Debuting as an Olympic sport in Paris, breaking (or breakdancing as it’s more commonly known) will be an event you don’t want to miss. Athletes will have to match their moves to the ever-changing beat of a DJ’s tracks to secure the judge’s votes. Witnessing this lively slice of Olympic history in person will at the minimum make for a lively show!

Running the Marathon:

If you’ve ever dreamed of running in the Olympics, now might be your best chance: The 2024 Games will offer a general-public marathon, where 20,024 runners will get to race along the same course as the elite athletes. For 26.2 miles, you can cruise right by iconic sites like the Palais Garnier Opera House, the Louvre, Musée National de Céramique de Sevres, Château de Versailles and the Eiffel Tower. How’s that for a priceless experience?

When it’s all said and done, the things to do while visiting Paris for the 2024 Summer Games are nearly endless. Contact our team to start planning your trip for this thrilling sports experience.



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