[Luxus Magazine] Sports exhibitions not to be missed in France

Long live sport! That’s the mantra of these exhibitions organised across France in the run-up to the Paris Olympic Games. Archives of the various physical practices, evolution of activities, Olympic anecdotes, design of disciplines… An overview of these 7 presentations highlighting the history of sport.


Bringing together all ages and social classes, sport is at the heart of the news. With the Paris 2024 Olympic Games just around the corner and the famous Flame of Light travelling across France at this very moment, many museums in France have focused their exhibitions on sporting disciplines. It’s an opportunity to discover the history of the world of sport across a wide range of disciplines, from the culture of hard work to fashion and high-level sport. Head to Rennes, Paris and Marseille for an in-depth look at the world of sport.


‘Masterpieces and exploits’ in Marseille


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Although Marseille will be hosting the football and sailing events at the 2024 Olympic Games, the European Capital of Culture is not content with this honour to showcase its attachment to sport. From 26 April to 8 September 2024, the exhibition ‘Des exploits, des chefs-d’œuvre’ will be taking over three venues in the city to explore the relationship between sport and art. In the emblematic Mucem, the famous museum dedicated to the Mediterranean, the ‘Trophies and relics’ section highlights the influence of sport on beliefs, between relics and contemporary objects. At the Frac Sud – Cité de l’art contemporain, ‘L’Heure de gloire’ presents sport as seen by artists. Finally, at the Musée d’art contemporain, ‘Tableaux d’une exposition’ brings together works on the same theme.


‘Corps à corps – Combats et luttes dans le sport’ exhibition in Senlis


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From 20 March to 22 September 2024, the exhibition ‘Corps à corps – Combats et luttes dans le sport’ (‘Bodies, Bodies, Battles and Struggles in Sport’) will be on show in Senlis, in the Oise department. From Heracles to Mohamed Ali, the exhibition explores the notion of virility and body-building excess over the centuries. The greatest fighters of Greek Antiquity, the athletes who inspired artists and philosophers in the Middle Ages and the athletes of the modern Olympic Games are all studied to gain an insight into the evolution of these disciplines and the resulting bodies.


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Featured photo : © Grand Palais – Musée du Louvre – Hervé Lewandowski

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