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This is what the Olympic Village for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games looks like

Emmanuel Macron inaugurates the Olympic village this Thursday, February 29.

Located between Saint-Ouen, Saint-Denis and L'Ile-Saint-Denis, the Olympic village for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be officially inaugurated. this Thursday, February 29 by President Emmanuel Macron. In total, there are 330,000 m2 of floor space; 52 hectares, i.e. 70 football pitches and 14,250 beds which have been created. created for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The titanic project was completed. looped without exceeding the budget of 4.5 billion euros (including 1.7 of public money). Its promoters also tout a project made in France: "99 % of the boxes are French. 2,200 VSEs and SMEs, coming from 86 departments, worked. All of France built the Olympic Village, explains Nicolas Ferrand, executive general director of Solideo ( public establishment responsible for the construction and renovation of Olympic and Paralympic infrastructures) in Le Figaro.

The athletes' rooms

"The accommodations are oversized, they had to be accessible to Paralympic athletes. This involves the width of the doors, the width of the corridors, the heights of the sockets, the colors, so as not to have white on white, for people suffering from vision problems. There was also a lot of work done in the shower to make it easy to move around", also explains Florence Chahid- Nourai, project director Île-de-France at Icade

Images of the Olympic village

An "Olympic place" is also planned in this village. "A spiral reminiscent of rings. This is where the athletes will be welcomed, where they will be able to meet their families and journalists. The most symbolic heart of the Village is here. There will be flags, light displays. With, behind, what will be the town hall during the Games and a building which will accommodate athletes, then the Ministry of the Interior, confie Nicolas Ferrand 

A huge restaurant

A restaurant with more than 3,200 seats in the city cinema and another with 600 seats on the Ile Saint-Denis will be available. the disposition of the athletes. "The residents of the Olympic village can come 50 times a day, it's unlimited! and open 24/24", explains Laurent Pasteur, director of Sodexo Live. Let's add &agrav; that "six grab and go (6 am-9pm)" over the entire area. Despite the presence of numerous Coca Cola fountains, junk food will not really be there with the presence of chefs Amandine Chaignot, Alexandre Mazzia and Akrame Benallal.

Four dining areas, one for French cuisine, one for Caribbean and African cuisine, one international and one Asian, in addition to the salad bar, will allow you to enjoy ; each athlete to respect their own diet.

Children forbidden

If a nursery should appear, the village will not be accessible to families and especially to the children of athletes. French Olympic athletes who wish will be able to meet their children in the mixed zone, around the athletes' square, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. with an accompanying person, but like any non-accredited person As stated, the family and children will not be able to sleep in the village apartments.

Adjustments à plan

Everything is not completely ready despite the fact that At the inauguration, around 9,000 trees and shrubs still need to green the public spaces of the site. On Saint-Denis Island, three buildings (representing 500 beds), having suffered from operational problems, should not be closed. be delivered only between March 15 and 30.

Remember that after the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Village will be transformed into a neighborhood capable of accommodating 6,000 inhabitants (in family housing and students, including 25% social housing on average) and 6000 employees.  

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116