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Olympism, a History of the World From April 26 to September 8, 2024

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Olympism, a history of the world
From April 26 to September 8, 2024

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What to expect

Dive into the fascinating history of the Olympic Games with the exhibition "Olympism, a History of the World," taking place from April 26 to September 8, 2024, at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. This exceptional exhibition offers a comprehensive immersion into the evolution of the modern Olympic Games, covering over 130 years of social, political, and sporting history. Discover the compelling stories of crises, struggles, achievements, and major battles that have shaped our contemporary world through the Olympics.

Discover the Exhibition "Olympism, a History of the World" at the Palais de la Porte Dorée

A Unique Venue: The Palais de la Porte Dorée

Located in the heart of Paris, the Palais de la Porte Dorée is a historic monument, hosting not only this unique exhibition but also the Museum of the History of Immigration. Built for the 1931 International Colonial Exhibition, this iconic building provides an ideal setting for an in-depth exploration of world history through the lens of the Olympic Games.

Exhibition Dates and Hours

The exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday to Friday, 10 AM to 5:30 PM, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 7 PM. Please note that the exhibition is closed on Mondays. Last entry is one hour before closing, ensuring you have enough time to fully enjoy your visit. We highly recommend booking your tickets in advance to secure your entry and avoid waiting in line.

Why Reserve Your Visit

Reserving your visit to the exhibition "Olympism, a History of the World" is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it guarantees your access to a highly anticipated exhibition, especially with the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Additionally, booking in advance allows you to choose a time slot that best suits you, ensuring a pleasant and stress-free experience.

Booking your visit is also particularly important if you plan to visit on days with free admission, such as the first Sunday of each month. These days often draw large crowds, and a prior reservation ensures you can take advantage of this special offer.

Tickets and Discounts

Tickets for the exhibition are available at a full price of €10, with a reduced price of €7 for certain visitors. Admission is free for those under 18, young people aged 18 to 25, teachers, and subscribers, upon presentation of valid ID. Enjoy free admission for all on the first Sunday of each month, a perfect opportunity to explore this exhibition at no extra cost. Please refer to the pricing guide for specific conditions of discounts and free entry.

A Rich Historical Exhibition

"Olympism, a History of the World" offers a chronological and thematic journey through 33 Olympiads, from the first edition in Athens in 1896 to Paris 2024. In addition to celebrated Olympiads, the exhibition includes the canceled editions of 1916, 1940, and 1944, highlighting the impacts of global conflicts on the Games.

With nearly 600 works, documents, archival films, and photographs, this exhibition brings historical events, sports figures, and key witnesses of history into conversation. Each section is designed to immerse visitors in the pivotal moments of the Games, showcasing the achievements of the greatest Olympic champions and the challenges they faced.

Major Themes of the Exhibition

The exhibition explores varied and profound themes such as the struggles for equality, against racism and discrimination, and the gradual inclusion of all nations and peoples in the Games. It also highlights the fights for gender parity and women's rights, civil rights advocacy, and the battle against apartheid. Additionally, current ecological challenges are addressed, showing how the Olympic Games are evolving to meet global environmental issues.

An Educational and Cultural Experience

For those who wish to deepen their knowledge, an exhibition catalog is available for purchase. Titled "Olympism, A History of the World: From the First Olympic Games in Athens 1896 to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games," this 576-page volume is a must-have reference for history and sports enthusiasts. It honors athletes through more than a thousand images and offers a transnational perspective on modern Olympism.

For younger visitors, a children's book titled "Olympism, a History in 30 Dates" is also available. Aimed at children aged 7 to 10, this fun and informative book allows young visitors to discover the key moments of the Olympic Games through profiles of iconic athletes.

Plan Your Visit

To make the most of your visit, we recommend checking the practical information available on the dedicated exhibition website. You will find details on opening hours, ticket prices, and booking procedures, as well as educational resources to prepare for your visit.

In summary, the exhibition "Olympism, a History of the World" at the Palais de la Porte Dorée is a unique opportunity to relive the history of the Olympic Games and see how these sporting events have influenced and reflected the changes in our society. Book your tickets now to secure your place and dive into this exceptional historical and cultural adventure.

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Dive into Olympic History as a Group!

Are you organizing an event for a group of more than 10 people?

Book your group visit now for the exhibition "Olympism, a history of the world". Explore over 130 years of sporting achievements and social struggles together at the Palais de la Porte Dorée. An unforgettable experience awaits you!

Map

Map
Address
293 Avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
Public transportation
(M)
8Porte Dorée
(T)
3aPorte Dorée
(B)
46Place Edouard Renard

Common questions

When is the "Olympism, a History of the World" exhibition taking place?

The exhibition runs from April 26th to September 8th, 2024.

What are the opening hours of the exhibition?

The exhibition is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm, and on weekends from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Closed on Mondays.

Where is the exhibition located?

The exhibition takes place at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris.

What does the exhibition cover?

The exhibition traces over 130 years of Olympic history through crises, struggles, achievements, and major battles.

Does the exhibition ticket provide access to other parts of the museum?

Yes, the ticket also grants access to the permanent exhibition of the Museum of the History of Immigration.

What is the ticket price for the exhibition?

The full price is €10, and the reduced price is €7.

Who is eligible for free entry?

Entry is free for those under 18, young people aged 18 to 25, teachers, subscribers, and other specific categories.

Are tickets exchangeable or refundable?

No, tickets are neither exchangeable nor refundable.

Is it necessary to book in advance to visit the exhibition?

Yes, booking in advance is strongly recommended, especially for the first Sunday of each month when entry is free for everyone.

Is there free access to the museum at certain times?

Yes, the museum is free for everyone on the first Sunday of each month.

How many Olympiads does the exhibition cover?

The exhibition covers 33 Olympiads, from 1896 to 2024.

What themes are explored in the exhibition?

The exhibition explores geopolitical, social, and cultural developments, as well as struggles against discrimination and for equality.

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