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Paris 2024 Olympic organisers reveal spectacular plans for opening ceremony

Organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympics have plan for the biggest opening ceremony in history. For the first time ever, rather than being contained in one stadium, it will take place at the heart of the capital. The athletes will be carried past the grand quays and under the iconic bridges of the Seine in a majestic flotilla of boats – and the ceremony will be accessible to all.

The choice to launch the Paris Games on the Seine is a bold one, and part of a long-term strategy. Building on the opening of the embankments to pedestrians in 2016, the idea is to continue reconnecting Parisians and local residents with the river, opening up more opportunities to engage in sport by the water or simply take walks to admire the surroundings. The Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 will mark the beginning of a new chapter in this story, with swimming in the Seine itself.

”Rest assured, the Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony will be nothing short of magical. Its staging will be groundbreaking. It will be a ceremony for the people, open to one and all. It will show the world the very best of France. A party like no other… and the world is invited,” said Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024.

The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will not only be an opportunity to promote the City of Light, its heritage and all its novelties, innovations and new sustainable modes of transport, but also to promote the richness of tourism in France’s other cities and overseas territories, through sailing events in Marseille and surfing in Tahiti.

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