— Published 12 April 2023

Students already live in the village

Symbolic. Less than 500 days before the opening of the Paris 2024 Games, part of the athletes’ village was officially inaugurated on Tuesday, April 11. The French Minister of Sports and Olympic and Paralympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, cut the ribbon of the Paulette Fost residence (photo above). Since last February, it has housed its first occupants, the students of the engineering school Supméca. They had been dislodged in 2019 due to the demolition of the student residence and the school’s refectory, to make room for the future athletes’ village. The students will remain tenants of the residence until December 2023, when the village will be delivered to the COJO Paris 2024. About 200 athletes will be housed in the residence during the Games. Comment of Tony Estanguet, the president of the COJO, at the time of the inauguration: “The inheritance before the inheritance, it was necessary to make it“. After the Games of Paris 2024, the village of the athletes will be transformed into a new district, between the communes of Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen and the Island-Saint-Denis, counting 2 800 residences.