Paris 2024 Olympics: what will the giant tapestry made for the Olympics look like?

Published by Graziella de Sortiraparis · Published on February 10th, 2024 at 12:29 p.m.
This March 12, 2024, the gigantic tapestry for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will finally be unveiled to the general public, after three years of painstaking work by artisans from the national manufactures.

For the past three years, a veritable work of art has been weaving its way behind the scenes. For the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, a giant tapestry will see the light of day, a joint project between the Paris 2024 organizing committee and the French Ministry of Culture, to be presented in 2021. In the meantime, talented craftsmen from the national manufactures of Gobelins and Beauvais have been busy bringing to life the project designed by Franco-Iranian artist Marjane Satrapi, inspired by the poster for the last games in the capital.

A gigantic tapestry measuring 9 meters by 3.3 meters, this three-part work will finally be unveiled in its entirety at the Manufacture des Gobelins on March 12, 2024, just a few months before the competition. It will then adorn an as-yet-unknown emblematic location of the Paris 2024 Games. In all, the triptych features 17 colors and 60 kilos of wool, dyed in France but sourced from New Zealand.

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The triptych recalls the values of the first Olympics, rehabilitated by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, and highlights the innovations that will be brought to this new edition. On the left is a javelin thrower, a symbol of the first traditional Games, notably in 1924; in the center, a symbol of equality and parity between men and women, accompanied by the Olympic flame; and on the right, the new sports invited in 2024, breaking and skateboarding, all under the Eiffel Tower, symbol of the capital.

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Dates and Opening Time
On March 12th, 2024

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    42 Avenue des Gobelins
    75013 Paris 13

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