Watch the Paris Olympics opening ceremony from the top of the Musee d'Orsay with Airbnb

This year's Olympic parade – which is expected to feature 10,500 athletes – will pass through France's capital

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Airbnb is offering a unique experience for fans during the Paris Olympic Games.

For one night, guests will have the opportunity to watch the opening ceremony from the garden terrace of the Musee d’Orsay on July 26 from 6pm.

This year's Olympic parade – which is expected to feature 10,500 athletes – will pass through central Paris, and the museum's location provides an ideal viewing spot. Guests on the terrace will have a clear view of the parade, along with panoramic views of the city and the Seine.

The evening will be hosted by Mathieu Lehanneur, the designer of the Olympic Torch and Cauldron for the Paris games.

“As a French designer, being part of such a significant global event taking place in Paris is an honour. Hosting this evening allows me to share my passion for both art and the Olympics with fans from around the world,” he said.

The night will begin with a guided tour of the museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Impressionist art, led by an art historian.

Following the tour, there will be a tasting and refreshments workshop by Margot LeCarpentier, who was named the most influential bartender in Paris by the World’s Best Bar list in 2020.

Light bites inspired by French flavours will also be served. Additionally, the evening will feature a DJ set by Kirou, the founder of the Paris-based art and music collective 99Ginger.

Booking for this event will open at 5pm UAE time on June 13. Fifteen guests will be selected, allowing a plus one each, meaning there will be 30 people in total. Travel and accommodation is not included.

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Updated: June 08, 2024, 10:16 AM