Beyond the Games: Explore France’s Hidden Gems During the 2024 Paris Olympics

Hey there, it’s Dylan from Europe Incoming, welcoming you back to EI’s Insights — your prime source for all things related to European travel. As we gear up for the 2024 Summer Olympics Paris, there’s a unique vibe spreading across France. And it’s not just about the games, it’s the promise of adventure that the Paris Olympics 2024 brings to agents like you.

With the world’s eyes on Paris, I’m here to guide you beyond the Olympic arenas to the cultural heartbeat of France. Europe Incoming is proud to present exclusive weekend getaways that merge the Olympic excitement with the soulful French experience. Handpicked for their ease of access from the Olympic games competition sites, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill sightseeing tours, they’re your VIP pass to France’s best-kept secrets, crafted with over 40 years of passion and local expertise.

From the charming streets of Toulouse  to the historic vineyards of Champagne , each getaway is a story waiting to be lived. And with our dedicated team in Paris, every moment of your journey is designed to be seamless, rich in local flavour, and absolutely stress-free .

So, are you ready to turn your Olympic dreams into a journey sprinkled with French magic ? Let’s leap into these unique experiences that promise not just a taste, but a full immersion into the French “art de vivre.” With Paris Olympics 2024 as our backdrop, let’s make this trip unforgettable. Let’s get started.

Customise your French Olympic Adventure

As we gear up for the 2024 Summer Olympics Paris, remember that the journeys I’m about to unveil are merely a glimpse of what’s possible. At Europe Incoming, we pride ourselves on tailoring each itinerary to fit your unique tastes, ensuring your trip is as individual as you are. With easy access from the Olympic competition sites, these suggested tours are just the starting point. We’re here to craft your personalised French experience.

Toulouse: A Symphony of Pink Hues and Southern Flavours

Just a stone’s throw from the 2024 Summer Olympics Paris competition sites, you’ll find Toulouse, a city where the buildings glow with a warm pink hue as the day unwinds. It’s a place that perfectly captures the essence of Southern France, and it’s all yours to explore on this specially curated weekend getaway.

Sample Programme

Day 1: Canal-side Joie de Vivre

Start your immersion by the Canal du Midi, where the Toulousain conviviality flows as freely as the waters.

Join the locals for an evening that sparkles with lively conversations and the clinking of glasses.

Day 2: Through the Heart of Toulouse

Meander from the grand Place du Capitole to the sensory-rich Victor Hugo market.

Seek out artisanal treasures and relax in the verdant embrace of the Jardin des Plantes.

Day 3: Sunset Serenades over the Garonne

Wander to the Halle de la Machine, standing in awe of the grandeur of the city’s mechanical wonders.

As evening approaches, the quays of the Garonne invite you to a sunset spectacle that bathes the city in its signature pink glow.

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Reims and Champagne: Elegance and Effervescence

Escape the hustle of the Paris Olympics 2024 and step into the elegance of Reims, nestled in the heart of Champagne. Here, history and tradition pour into each glass, and every moment becomes a celebration.

Sample Programme:

Day 1: The Royal Touch of Reims

Explore the gothic grandeur of the Reims Cathedral and wander the architecturally stunning Boulingrin market.

Delight in culinary excellence at some of the region’s most prestigious dining establishments.

Day 2: The Sparkling Streets of Epernay

Stroll the celebrated Avenue du Champagne, where the legacies of renowned Champagne houses come alive.

Delve into the effervescent history at the Museum of Champagne Wine, an experience to savor.

Day 3: Vineyard Vignettes

Venture into the historic vineyards and engage with passionate winegrowers in Hautvillers, Aÿ, and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ.

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Normandy by Bike: Pedals and Pastoral Landscapes

Beyond the Olympic excitement, discover Normandy’s Cotentin Peninsula — a cycling escapade through historic landscapes and serene beauty, all within an easy journey from the heart of the games.

Sample Programme:

Day 1: From Marshes to Marina

Set out from Carentan-les-Marais, cycling to the scenic marina and through the natural tapestry of the Cotentin and Bessin Marshes.

Day 2: Legacies of Liberty

Point your bike towards Utah Beach, a touchstone of history, and the imposing Crisbecq battery.

The day ends in the picturesque embrace of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.

Day 3: Cherbourg-en-Cotentin’s Coastal Allure

The final stretch takes you along the coast to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, culminating in the wonders of the Cité de la Mer.

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Bordeaux by Bike: A Tapestry of Tastes and Terroir

From the Paris Olympics 2024 excitement, shift gears to the serene Bordeaux region, where the wine is as rich as the history. Cycle through the hinterlands, indulging in a journey that appeals to all five senses.

Sample Programme:

Day 1: La Réole’s Historic Heart

Your journey begins in La Réole, where history whispers through the cobblestone streets and ancient facades.

Day 2: Fortified Towns and Trailblazing Adventures

Navigate the landscape from vineyard to forest, arriving at the fortified town of Sauveterre-de-Guyenne for a unique Tèrra Aventura.

Day 3: The Countryside Beckons

The journey back to Bordeaux leads you through the countryside along the tranquil Roger Lapébie greenway.

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As the 2024 Summer Olympics Paris draw near, it’s the moments outside the stadium—the rich burgundies of Bordeaux, the echoing laughs in a Toulouse marketplace, the hushed reverence at Normandy’s historic shores—that etch the deepest memories. These experiences are the hidden medals you take home, and they’re waiting for you to claim them.

With just a simple call to us at Europe Incoming, your journey to discover the heart of France, tailored to your very own style and pace, awaits. Let’s make those postcard-perfect scenes your reality.

So, ready for an adventure that rivals the thrill of the games? Let’s chat.

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