Let's discover the French Olympic village, welcoming athletes all over the world, and its socioeconomical stakes with Tristan Bayle.
The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are raising many questions. Will they leave a real and lasting mark on our region? Will the legacy phase emphasized by the authorities really benefit local residents?
Throughout this 2 hours visit, you will understand the impact of the new Olympic village on its urban, economic, and social environment.
The village is located 2 km away from the northern limit of Paris and within 20 minutes walk of the Stade de France, the heart of Paris 2024. Spanning 51 hectares, it overlaps Saint-Denis, Ile Saint-Denis, and Saint-Ouen, each town accommodating some of the 14 000 athletes during the Olympic Games and 9 000 during the Paralympics Games.
The Seine river connects the three cities with the Olympic Village Plaza as a meeting place and a relaxing environment for the athletes and the future inhabitants.
The creation of two new parks, the renovation of industrial buildings, the future Grand Paris metro and the very high environmental standards of construction will define the success of this new district for many years to come.
If you are looking for guided tours about sport and its relations with the transformations of street furniture, check this other visit of Tristan Bayle.