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Summer Olympics in France

Cannes, Nice, Antibes: these iconic cities of the French Riviera have the privilege of hosting the Olympic flame

France and the Summer Olympics share a long history built on significant moments. Since hosting the 1900 Games in Paris, France has welcomed this event three times, contributing to its evolution. In 2024, it's Paris's turn again to host the Olympic Games. This edition is already shaping up to be an exceptional event, characterized by extraordinariness, inclusion, and sustainability. Hosting these Games represents a fantastic opportunity for France to showcase its strengths and expertise, both in sports, culture, and economy. The expected benefits are substantial in terms of employment, infrastructure, and tourism promotion.

The journey of the Olympic Flame: symbol of unity, peace, and hope

The passage of the Olympic flame is more than just a sporting relay. It's a highly anticipated event that symbolizes values of unity, peace, and hope worldwide. Since 1936, the Olympic flame has traveled a long journey through the host country before being lit in the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony. This journey helps share the Olympic spirit with a broader audience and celebrates the values of sport.

Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty: an exemplary connection with the Olympic Flame's passage on the French Riviera

For over 30 years, Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty has established itself as a network of luxury real estate agencies on the French Riviera. With five agencies in Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, and Nice, we offer exclusive access to an outstanding portfolio of prestigious properties ranging from luxurious seaside villas to elegant apartments in the heart of the city.

Shared values

As luxury real estate agencies on the French Riviera, we stand out for our expertise, commitment to the luxury market, and integration into local life. In addition to serving our clients, we actively support local events and work to promote our splendid Côte d'Azur.

Among our core values, some are directly linked to the ideals conveyed by the Olympic Games, including excellence, integrity, unity, and openness to international cultures.

Olympic preparation centers on the French Riviera

Our Riviera complexes also serve as training grounds for many elite athletes. In Antibes, the Fernand Léger Stadium hosts top field hockey players, while the Pierre Brochard Gymnasium is reserved for artistic gymnastics. The Jules Grec Tennis Courts welcome the world's tennis elite, including wheelchair tennis. In Cannes, the Coubertin complex is where footballers train, while the Maurice Chevalier Stadium hosts Olympic and Paralympic athletics champions. In Cagnes-sur-Mer, the Côte d'Azur Hippodrome is the training ground for Olympic and Paralympic dressage riders, as well as show jumping riders. Finally, in Nice, the sports city has been designated as a preparation center for the Paris 2024 Games, offering state-of-the-art facilities for athletics, water sports, team sports, tennis, rugby, and football.

The Olympic Flame on the French Riviera

The route of the Flame on the French Riviera and celebrations

The Olympic flame is set to ignite the French Riviera during its journey through France from May 8 to June 26, 2024. Our Marseille colleagues from Marseille Sotheby’s Realty will welcome the flame on May 8, and on June 18, it will illuminate the spectacular landscapes and iconic cities of the Alpes-Maritimes, promising an unforgettable day rich in emotions and discoveries.

The route of the Olympic flame will start in Villefranche-sur-Mer, head towards Grasse, the perfume capital of the world. Then, it will move on to Cannes, where it will light up the iconic steps of the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. After that, the flame will travel to Valberg, before heading to Antibes - Juan-les-Pins, a city twinned with Olympia. The rest of the route will continue to Valdeblore - La Colmiane, a ski resort located at the gates of the Mercantour National Park.

The day will conclude with festivities in Nice: follow this event and find all the details on the link HERE.

Nice will be one of the key cities on the route on June 18, 2024. A celebration site will be set up in the city center to allow the people of Nice to enjoy this grand festival, with sports activities linked to local clubs and the presence of prominent Niçois champions.

Among the incredible attractions planned: ziplining in La Colmiane, snorkeling in Villefranche-sur-Mer, virtual reality sailing race, climbing, breakdance performances by local youth, or even a military obstacle course!

Our torchbearers

During this day on the French Riviera, the Olympic flame will be passed between the hands of Alice Modolo, vice-world champion in freediving, who will have the honor of being the first to hold it, followed by Julia Pereira de Sousa-Mabileau, Olympic silver medalist in snowboard cross at the 2018 Winter Games. Then, the flame will be passed to Loïc Pietri, Judo world champion in 2013 and originally from La Colmiane, then to Jacques Chibois, Michelin-starred chef in Grasse, Alexandre Farrugia, president of the Le Cannet wheelchair basketball team and former Paralympic athlete. Finally, the Olympic flame will be carried by Sébastien Camus, ultratrail champion, a key figure in this discipline in France. Licensed or originating from the region, these six inspiring figures will live a unique experience during this Olympic torch relay!

Impacts on the region and its attractiveness

The passage of the Olympic Flame promises to have a positive impact on several fronts for the region. Economically, it will boost tourism, generating beneficial economic effects. Additionally, it will enhance the global reputation of the French Riviera as a high-end tourist destination. Culturally, this event will showcase the region's cultural richness and heritage, fostering international recognition. The positive effects will persist beyond June 18, 2024, with the global broadcast of images of the Olympic Flame's passage increasing the region's visibility and sparking the interest of travelers from around the world to discover the magic of the French Riviera.

If you have a real estate project on the French Riviera

You may miss the passage of the flame from your terrace this year, but the beauty of the French Riviera is the same all year round!

If the idea of ​​acquiring a seaside apartment or house appeals to you, do not hesitate to contact our Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty agencies. In the meantime, explore our selection:

Experience a Mediterranean dream in this fully renovated 75 m² apartment nestled on the Cannes Croisette. Treat yourself to breathtaking views of the bay of Cannes and the Lérins Islands.

Indulge in the Provençal charm and contemporary design of this 230 m² architect-designed villa in Vence. Enjoy panoramic sea views, a heated pool, and a jacuzzi in this haven of Azur peace.

Superb 5-room apartment completely renovated - Nice Victor Hugo

Villa Bali - 5-room Balinese-style apartment in Beaulieu-sur-Mer

A nod to our Parisian colleagues

Paris, the "City of Light," embodies French culture, art, and history. Hosting the Games in this iconic city reinforces the greatness and prestige of the event. Paris has already hosted the Olympic Games in 1900, giving it unique experience and expertise in organizing this internationally significant event. With a nod to our Parisian colleagues (Paris-Ouest, Paris Marais, Paris Est, Propriétés Parisiennes) who will experience this excitement, Olympic values ​​such as excellence, respect, and friendship are deeply rooted in French identity. Paris offers an ideal setting to promote them worldwide.

The 2024 Summer Olympics in France represent much more than a simple sporting event. They symbolize unity, peace, and hope worldwide, strengthening ties between nations and celebrating the Olympic spirit. The French Riviera, with its iconic cities such as Cannes, Nice, and Antibes, is honored to host the passage of the Olympic flame, a moment laden with symbols and emotions. Beyond this memorable day, the positive impact of this event will be felt in the long term, boosting the regional economy, enhancing tourist attractiveness, and promoting Riviera culture internationally.

Dreaming of a life on the French Riviera? Explore our selection of prestigious real estate and contact us today to make your project a reality. Whether it's a seaside villa in Cannes, an elegant apartment in Nice, or a luxurious property in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, our team at Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty is here to assist you. Don't miss this opportunity to live in one of the most beautiful and sought-after regions in the world.

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