The Olympic Museum

Would you like to relive great Olympic moments? Feel the pulse of the champions? Discover the creative flair of the host cities?  

The world of the Games with its many facets will open up to you. The Museum has 3000 m2 of exhibition space, over 1500 exhibits, 150 screens and our passion, combining to create the ultimate experience. 

The visitor’s journey starts in the 8,000 m2 park, a green jewel between the lake and the city, dotted with sculptures inspired by sport, and continues on into the permanent exhibition, split over three floors. Each floor revisits an aspect of Olympism:  

The Olympic World (level 1)

The visitor discovers the origins of the Games in Olympia, Pierre de Coubertin’s vision and the Olympic Movement’s history thanks to an interactive historical frieze, the collection of torches and the creative challenges and opening ceremonies of the host cities.

The Olympic Games (level 0)

The public is immersed in the athletes’ feats and achievements thanks to their equipment, exhibited without casings. Champions’ lives and emotions are shared through a 180° audio-visual display.

The Olympic spirit (level -1)

The heart of the Olympic Village to discover preparations for different sports. The visit ends with athletes’ interviews and the 59 medals from the Games from 1896 to the present day.

The temporary exhibitions

The temporary exhibitions allow us to understand the relationship between Olympic culture and the world surrounding it. Each temporary exhibition is complementary to the permanent collection, and addresses subjects, always linked to current affairs, under several themes:  historical, technical or sociological. Each of these exhibitions is a pretext for varied cultural events to experience the Games in a different way.