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Olympism - A Modern Invention, an Ancient Heritage Louvre Museum from April 24th to September 16th, 2024

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  • Exploration of the origins of the modern Olympic Games
  • Discovery of the connection between the Olympic Games and ancient Greece
  • Spotlight on key figures who contributed to the creation of the Games
  • Exhibition of the first Olympic trophy, the Bréal Cup
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What to expect

The exhibition "Olympism: A Modern Invention, an Ancient Heritage" at the Louvre Museum offers a captivating immersion into the fascinating history of the Olympic Games. From April 24 to September 16, 2024, this unique exhibition invites you to discover the origins of the modern Olympic Games and their deep connection with ancient Greece.

Dive into History with "Olympism: A Modern Invention, an Ancient Heritage"

A Journey Through Time

Step back in time and delve into the era when the first modern Olympic Games came to fruition. Through iconographic sources and unique artifacts, you'll uncover how this iconic sporting event was created in the 19th century and how its organizers drew inspiration from ancient Greek civilization.

An Exhibition Rich in Discoveries

"Olympism: A Modern Invention, an Ancient Heritage" highlights the key personalities who contributed to the rise of the modern Olympic Games. From Pierre de Coubertin to Émile Gilliéron, and Michel Bréal, you'll explore the crucial role these figures played in the creation and evolution of this global event.

Historical Treasures to Explore

At the heart of the exhibition lies the first Olympic cup, also known as the Bréal Cup. This historic piece, exceptionally loaned by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, bears witness to the grandeur and significance of the Olympic Games for athletes worldwide.

A Cultural Must-See Event

In this year marked by the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the exhibition "Olympism: A Modern Invention, an Ancient Heritage" holds particular importance. It provides visitors with a unique opportunity to delve into the history of this global event while celebrating the cultural and sporting legacy it has left behind.

Practical Information

"Olympism: A Modern Invention, an Ancient Heritage" is held at the Galerie Richelieu of the Louvre Museum. The museum is open from Monday to Sunday, with extended hours until 9:45 pm on Fridays. It is recommended to reserve your tickets in advance to ensure access to this essential exhibition.

Book Your Visit Now

Don't miss the opportunity to experience something unique at the Louvre Museum with the exhibition "Olympism: A Modern Invention, an Ancient Heritage". Book your tickets now to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Olympic Games and discover the lasting impact of this event on the modern world.

Schedule

- From Saturday to Monday: 9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm
- On Wednesday and Thursday: 9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm
- On Friday: 9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm
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Pyramide du Louvre
75001 Paris
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Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, 2 Place du Louvre - 75001 Paris
Croix des Petits Champs, 14-20 Rue Croix des Petits Champs - 75001 Paris
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Common questions

What are the opening hours of the Louvre Museum?

  • The museum is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and until 9:45 pm on Friday.

What is the admission fee to visit the museum and the exhibition?

  • The fee is €22 to access both the museum and the exhibition.

On which days is the Louvre Museum closed?

  • The museum is closed on Tuesdays as well as on January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th.

What is the duration of membership validity for the Friends of the Louvre?

  • Membership allows unlimited access to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions for one year.

How can I benefit from free entry to the exhibition as a teacher or education professional?

  • The Louvre Education and Training Card (CLEF) allows free entry to the exhibition, and the CLEF+ also provides access for two people on Saturdays.

What is the theme of the exhibition "Olympism: A Modern Invention, an Ancient Legacy"?

  • The exhibition explores the creation of the first Olympic Games, their political context, and the ancient legacy, highlighting key figures and iconographic sources.

Where is the "Olympism" exhibition located within the Louvre Museum?

  • The exhibition is located in the Richelieu Gallery.

What is the period of the "Olympism" exhibition?

  • The exhibition runs from April 24th to September 16th, 2024.

Who are the curators of the "Olympism" exhibition?

  • The curators are Alexandre Farnoux, Violaine Jeammet, and Christina Mitsopoulou.

Can tickets be purchased for groups?

  • Groups (excluding school groups) are not allowed in this exhibition to preserve the comfort of visitors.

What is the significance of the Bréal Cup displayed in the exhibition?

  • The Bréal Cup is the first Olympic cup, designed for the winner of the first Marathon race of the modern Olympic Games.

Are there any special events organized in connection with the exhibition?

  • Check the cultural program of the Louvre Museum to discover events related to the "Olympism" exhibition.

Can tickets be reserved online for this exhibition?

  • Yes, you can reserve tickets online to visit the "Olympism" exhibition on the official website of the Louvre Museum.

Are people with reduced mobility well accommodated in the exhibition?

  • The Louvre Museum ensures that its exhibitions are accessible to all, including people with reduced mobility.

Are there discounts for students or seniors?

  • Refer to the Louvre Museum's pricing policies to learn about any discounts applicable to students and seniors.