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Casa México, Mongolia House, Pavillon Chinese Taipei: 5 Things We Know So Far

Three new Hospitality Houses have been announced in the "North East" Cluster of Hospitality Houses at Paris 2024: Casa México, Mongolia House and Pavillon Chinese Taipei.

Parc de la Villette is quickly becoming the hub of Hospitality Houses at Paris 2024, nicknamed the "Park of Nations" for the upcoming Olympic Games.

What We Know: Locations

Casa México will be located at Pavillon Villette, an octagonal-shaped artist's house in the heart of Parc de la Villette, known for its iconic red stripes.

Mongolia House will open its doors in the surrounding green area to la Folie Kiosque, which is one of 26 "Folies" in Parc de la Villette. Located opposite Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, it's most often used for outdoor concerts in the summer months.

Pavillon Chinese Taipei is located in near proximity to Mongolia House, directly at la Folie Kiosque.

Left: Pavillon Villette, courtesy of Safarway. Right: la Folie Kiosque, courtesy of La Villette.

What We Know: They're Open to the Public

All three of these new Hospitality Houses will be open to the public for the duration of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Casa México will be open daily, from 10:00am to 9:00pm from July 26 to August 11. It appears that tickets are required, but it is still unclear if there will be an associated fee.

The doors of Mongolia House will be open from July 27 to August 11, from 10:00am to 11:00pm. Entrance will be free, with the exception of a select number of "special events" which are yet to be announced.

Pavillon Chinese Taipei will be free to enter. Hours have yet to be announced.

What We Know: Each Program is Rich and Varied

According to La Villette website, each of these National Houses have a unique program planned.

At Casa México, an exciting agenda is underway: crafts and gastronomic workshops, Mexican-themed competitions, Mariachi and authentic music performances, as well as other nightly experiences. From La Villette:

"Casa México is a tribute to Mexico's rich cultural and sporting history. From ancient pre-Columbian civilizations to the vitality of contemporary culture, Casa Mexico celebrates both culture and sport in a warm atmosphere."

At Mongolia House, fans will experience a glimpse into Mongolian culture - through six-times-daily traditional art shows.

"The Mongolia House invites you to discover Mongolian culture through sport, music, traditional arts and shows with Stage Mongolia and gastronomy with Go Tasting."

Pavillon Chinese Taipei has an extensive arts-inspired programme planned.

"The Chinese Taipei Pavilion offers live performances with more than 22 groups and orchestras, bringing together 150 artists and theater professionals from Taiwan. Enjoy 5 DJs, 4 reinterpreted Taiwanese operas, contemporary dance performances, indigenous dance and song and other performances. Celebrate Taiwanese athletes through their rich culture with sports broadcasts, video installations and art screenings."

What We Know: Many Other Venues are Nearby

Nearby, visitors and fans will find the following Hospitality Houses: Casa Brasil, Canada Olympic House, Casa Colombia, Czech House, Club France, TeamNL House, Serbian House, Slovak House and Slovenia House.

Also located within Parc de la Villette, Olympic visitors will be able to experience 20 architect-designed pavilions, each associated with a French national sports federation.

Outside Parc de la Villette but in the North of Paris, fans are also nearby Station Afrique and Sweden Arena.

What We Know: Nearby Sport Events

The closest Paris 2024 sport events to Parc de la Villette will be:

  • Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics at La Chapelle Arena

  • Artistic Swimming, Diving and Water Polo at at Centre Aquatique Olympique

  • Athletics and Rugby at Stade de France

All of these venues are within 40 minutes of Parc de la Villette on public transit.

Which Hospitality House are you most excited to visit?

  • Casa México

  • Mongolia House

  • Pavillon Chinese Taipei

We'll continue to update the House Party Blog as more information about each of these new Paris 2024 Hospitality Houses comes available.


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