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Celebrate the start of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 from the heart of the city

"Musée d’Orsay, originally Gare d’Orsay, dates back to 1900. It inspires me every time I see it." - Mathieu Lehanneur

Key Takeaways

  • This summer, celebrate the start of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 from a secret garden atop the Musée d’Orsay terrace in the heart of Paris.
  • Host Mathieu Lehanneur, designer and creator of the Paris 2024 Games Torch and cauldron, will welcome guests to an evening with a unique blend of Olympic festivities, arts and design, and Parisian charm.

This year, Paris 2024 is breaking tradition with an extraordinary Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on the iconic Seine River, with each nation proudly represented by its own unique boat, parading through the heart of Paris. Along the route is the Musée d’Orsay, which offers sweeping views of the city and the River Seine. For one night only, the terrace will be transformed for an exclusive event where guests will get to witness this once-in-a-lifetime moment. 

The evening will be hosted by Mathieu Lehanneur, the designer of the Olympic Torch and Cauldron for the Paris 2024 Games.

As a French designer, being part of such a significant global event taking place in Paris is an honor. Hosting this celebration allows me to share my passion for both art and the Olympics with fans from around the world.” - Mathieu Lehanneur

About the Experience

The evening begins in the main atrium of the Musée d’Orsay, where an art historian will guide guests through an exclusive tour of the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art. The tour concludes at the museum’s terrace where guests will find a magical garden setting to relax and gather as the Opening Ceremony begins.

Guests will enjoy a series of special experiences throughout the evening, including:

  • An exclusive tour of the Musée d’Orsay, home to the world’s largest collection Impressionist art
  • An incredible view of the boats and 10,500 Olympic athletes as they make their way down the Seine, from the elevated seating area on the terrace
  • A tasting workshop and refreshments by Margot LeCarpentier, named Paris’s “most influential bartender” by the World’s Best Bar list in 2020
  • Light bites inspired by French flavors
  • A DJ set by Kirou, founder of the Paris-based art and music collective 99GINGER, creating a lively and festive atmosphere
  • Exclusive access to the designs of Mathieu Lehanneur, including the Olympic Torch of Paris 2024

The experience will take place on July 26, 2024 from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m on July 27, 2024*. The Experience is available for 0 EUR.

How to book

Request to book this experience beginning June 13th at 3 p.m. CET at Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Paris as well as their own accommodations. They are also required to comply with local regulations and obtain a digital pass (Pass Jeux) to access the Musée d’Orsay. Instructions on how to obtain this pass will be provided to individuals selected to participate in the experience. This Experience is available to 30 guests (15 requesting guests and a plus one).

*Please note: Due to the busy nature of Paris during the Olympics, guests will be encouraged to remain on the Musée d’Orsay terrace for the duration of the event.
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