The Olympic marina is ready to welcome the 2024 Games

29 April 2024

Located in the heart of the South of France, the brand new Olympic marina in Marseille will host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Inaugurated on 2 April by Renaud MUSELIER, the President of the Région Sud and the Deputy President of the Régions de France, in the presence of Amélie OUDEA-CASTERA, the French Minister for Youth, Sports, and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and Tony ESTANGUET, the President of the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this top-class sporting facility will host the 12 sailing and water sports events taking place from 28 July to 8 August.


The marina was designed by the Rougerie+Tangram architectural firm, which was the winner of the fourth class of projects welcomed at the Sud Accélérateur, a business accelerator managed in part by risingSUD and Bpifrance with the support of the Région Sud. Not only will the nautical centre welcome 330 international sailors competing for Olympic medals, in the long term, it will provide ideal training conditions for athletes from the Pôle France de Voile sailing program in Marseille.


The Région Sud's strategic sailing plan has the dual objective of making high-level sport an economic development priority and strengthening the region's nautical sector. As part of this plan, €5 million has been committed to upgrading the marina in Marseille.


With 3.7 billion television viewers and €2 billion in economic benefits, the Olympic sailing events, like the football events, represent a genuine opportunity to showcase the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and extend the international influence of the South of France.