Free Access To Paris 2024 Olympics Opening Ceremony? Reserve Your Spot At Musée d’Orsay’s Exclusive Terrace!

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by Mallika Khurana
Free Access To Paris 2024 Olympics Opening Ceremony? Reserve Your Spot At Musée d’Orsay’s Exclusive Terrace!

This summer, Paris invites you to celebrate the commencement of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 from a hidden gem in the city’s heart—a secret garden atop the Musée d’Orsay terrace. This exclusive event promises an enchanting evening filled with Olympic festivities, art, design, and quintessential Parisian charm, all for the incredible price of 0 euros.

A Night To Remember At Musée d’Orsay

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On July 26, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., guests will gather on the Musée d’Orsay terrace to witness the extraordinary Opening Ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Breaking with tradition, this year’s ceremony will unfold on the iconic Seine River, featuring a parade of nations with each country represented by its own unique boat. Positioned along this majestic route, the Musée d’Orsay offers an unparalleled view of the flotilla and the 10,500 athletes making their way through the heart of Paris.

Your host for the evening, Mathieu Lehanneur, the visionary designer behind the Paris 2024 Games Torch and Cauldron, will welcome you into this world of wonder. Lehanneur’s creative genius will be on full display, transforming the terrace into a magical space that pays homage to the historic architecture of the Musée d’Orsay while celebrating the spirit of the Olympics.

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

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The Experience Of A Lifetime

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The evening will begin in the main atrium of the Musée d’Orsay, where an art historian will guide you through an exclusive tour of the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art. This intimate tour will lead you to the museum’s terrace.

Highlights of the evening:

  • Exclusive Tour of Musée d’Orsay: Delve into the rich history and vibrant colours of the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art.
  • Prime Viewing of the Opening Ceremony: From your elevated seat on the terrace, enjoy a spectacular view of the boats and athletes parading down the Seine.
  • Tasting Workshop and Refreshments: Curated by Margot LeCarpentier, Paris’s “most influential bartender,” this workshop offers a tantalising array of refreshments and light bites inspired by French flavours, including crispy lobster with aniseed condiment and brie cheese with apricot flower.
  • DJ Set by Kirou: Dance the night away to the beats of Kirou, founder of the Paris-based art and music collective 99GINGER, who will create a lively and festive atmosphere.
  • Exclusive Access to Designs by Mathieu Lehanneur: Marvel at the intricate designs of the Olympic Torch and Cauldron, and immerse yourself in the artistic vision of your host.

Starting June 13th at 3 p.m. CET, you can request to book this once-in-a-lifetime experience on Please note, that the experience is available to 30 guests (15 requesting guests plus one each), and participants are responsible for their travel to and from Paris and their accommodations. Additionally, you will need to comply with local regulations and obtain a digital pass (Pass Jeux) to access the Musée d’Orsay. 

The Musée d’Orsay Terrace Opening Ceremony Experience is a celebration of art, culture, and the Olympic spirit.

Where: Esplanade Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, 75007 Paris, France
When: Reservations start on June 13
Cost: Free

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