Prestigious International Show Jumping Event Returns to the Heart of Paris

Paris city-centre is once again the site of sporting celebration with the prestigious Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping equestrian event taking place on the Champ de Mars. 

Just a week after Olympic Day, Paris city-centre is once again the site of sporting celebration with the prestigious Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping equestrian event taking place on the Champ de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

From 30 June to 2 July, the world’s best riders gather in the heart of Paris to take part in three days of high-level competition, as part of the Longines Global Champions Tour. Set against the backdrop of Paris’ iconic landmarks, the 8th leg of the Champions Tour will be a unique sporting and cultural spectacular, once again showcasing Paris’ extensive experience hosting major, world-class events. Alongside the sporting action, a village has been set up that is free and open for all to sample the best of Paris’ culture, food and entertainment, highlighting once again the city’s strength at merging cultural elements with sporting excellence to create an unforgettable spectator experience.

Champ-de-Mars, a place where people will come together in 2024 to share their passion for sport in a vibrant festival atmosphere, was also the highly popular site of Paris’ UEFA Euro 2016 Fan Zone, successfully welcoming more than a million of visitors across the course of the tournament. In 2024, it will serve as a venue for beach volleyball and football 5-a-side, ensuring Paris delivers on its promise to place sporting excellence, celebration and sharing at the heart of its city-centre inspired Games.

This is the 4th year Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping has returned to the city, which has a long association with top-class equestrian events. Earlier this year, Paris welcomed the addition of the Versailles International Jumping event to its international sporting calendar, demonstrating the readiness of the Château de Versailles, where equestrian will take place in 2024, as an Olympic and Paralympic venue.

Equestrian activities also featured highly in Paris 2024’s recent Olympic Day celebrations, another occasion that successfully combined sport and culture, with riders contributing to efforts to complete 2,024 kilometres by riding from the Château de Versailles to Pont Alexandre III in the centre of the city.

Paris 2024 Co-Chair, Bernard Lapasset, said:

"We are proud to see the Olympic sport of jumping once again being given pride of place in the heart of our iconic city. The Champ de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, is a place where sport and passion prevail – it is the venue for this weekend’s event and in 2024 it will become the stunning backdrop for beach volleyball, football 5-a-side and many other sports besides.

"Our ambition for Paris 2024 is that it inspires as many people as possible by allowing them to experience sporting excellence and a festival atmosphere in an accessible, city-centre location. Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping is free and open to all, showcasing the best of French food, art, sport and culture all in one place - another great example of how our vision can be realised in 2024."

Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel, President of the Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping, added:

"The Longines Paris Eiffel Jumping is set to stage another incredible event at the foot of one of the most beautiful and iconic monuments in the world. It will bring together world-class sport along with the best social and cultural aspects of the city of Paris to create a perfect celebration for fans and newcomers alike. We are grateful to be able to stage our event in a city that is truly passionate about sport and we can’t wait to welcome more than 50,000 people over the course of weekend and share with them the wonderful sport of jumping."

For more information, please contact:

Raphaël Leclerc

Paris 2024 Bid Committee

Email: rleclerc@paris2024.org

Phone: +336 73 16 88 06

Sujit Jasani

VERO Communications

Email: sjasani@verocom.co.uk

Phone: +44 (0)207 812 6589 / +44 (0)7940 375 282

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