The Arc de Triomphe is wrapped in 25,000 square meters of recyclable polypropylene fabric in silvery blue, and with 3,000 meters of red rope.
In 1961, three years after they met in Paris, Christo and Jeanne-Claude began creating works of art in public spaces. One of their projects was to wrap a public building. When he arrived in Paris, Christo rented a small room near the Arc de Triomphe and had been attracted by the monument ever since. In 1962, he made a photomontage of the Arc de Triomphe wrapped, seen from the Avenue Foch and, in 1988, a collage. 60 years later, the project will finally be concretized.
The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be the biggest event ever organised in France. The Olympic games will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024. The spectacle taking place during those weeks will go down in history and Paris will be the centre of the world – the world of sport and so much more. The Games are a popular, multicultural festival, a celebration to share with the rest of the world. They represent a new adventure that will embark France on an experience unlike anything it has seen before.
Created in 1903, the famous French cycling competition “Tour de France” or commonly called “La Grande Boucle” is back for its 108th edition from June 26 to July 18.
The 2021 route has been fine-tuned to maintain the suspense until the very end. Climbers will get three opportunities to gain time on summit finishes (Tignes, Saint-Lary-Soulan Col du Portet and Luz Ardiden), but riders will also have to make use of their skills on the descent to win in Le Grand Bornand, at the foot of a “revamped” Ventouxand in Andorra. The addition of two individual time trials with a combined length of 58 kilometres will also be a decisive factor in the strategies of the riders.
Did you know that Australia has its own sequel to the Tour de France called “L’étape Australia”? L’Étape Australia by Tour de France is an award-winning cycling event owned and organised by Lateral Event Management with the support of the Tour de France, SBS and Destination NSW.
Le Tour de France will be broadcast on SBS: https://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/
In the meantime, you can have a look at the riders’ biographies and the route here: https://www.letour.fr/en/