Paris is known for its stunning architecture and amazing buildings like the Louvre or the Arc de Triomphe. The City of Light has a lot to offer. It is home to great restaurants and people love it for its shopping.
What Paris is missing are large outdoor areas and parks. When the sun shines people flock to those few areas that offer greenery and fresh air.
Parc de la Villette is one of these hidden gems that tourists seldom visit.
It is located on the northeastern border and can be reached by two metro lines. On weekends it is filled with Parisians wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Families and friends meet for a picnic on the grass fields or a stroll through the tree-lined walkways. Artists and musicians create a fascinating atmosphere tourists don’t have a clue about.
All this will change during the Olympic Games as La Villette is poised to be a hot spot of the event. The authorities decided not to spend hundreds of millions on creating a White Elephant on the outskirts of the city. Instead they are transforming La Villette into a melting pot for fans from around the world.
At the heart of La Villette lies the Grande Halle de la Villette, a massive venue with over 20,000 square metres of space. This will be the home of Club France, where French athletes and fans alike will come together to celebrate their victories and cheer on their fellow athletes.
Countries from all parts of the world will have their Nations Houses at La Villette including Canada, the Netherlands, Brazil, Czech Republic and New Zealand.
With so many different cultures represented in one place, visitors are in for a truly unforgettable experience. La Villette will be the secret Olympic Park, even if it doesn’t carry the name officially.
But that’s not all – visitors will also have the opportunity to watch the Games on one of the many giant screens set up throughout the park. And with TV channels broadcasting live from La Villette, you’ll be right in the middle of all the action.
So if you’re looking for the ultimate Olympic experience, look no further than La Villette. This truly is the place to be during the 2024 Summer Games!
Khaya is offering a variety of accommodation options close to Parc de la Villette, ranging from apartments to aparthotels and hotels.
The apartments at Rosa Parks are only 15 minutes walk from the Nations Houses. They consist of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a kitchen. The apartments are fully equipped and will be serviced once a week. This option is ideal for groups staying for the Olympics and Paralympics.
Another option is the Hotel Libertel Canal Saint Martin. The fully renovated hotel offers cozy rooms. They might not be huge, but are very clean and comfortable. The location, right next to the Canal and a metro station make them ideal for people going to the park or into the city of Paris.