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Czech House: 5 Things We Know So Far

On April 22, the Czech Olympic Committee (COC) officially announced the opening of Czech House, or "Český dům", at Paris 2024. A popular Hospitality House at the Olympic Games, organizers welcomed 35,000 visitors at Pyeongchang 2018 and 40,000 visitors at Rio de Janiero 2016.

What We Know: Location

Czech House will be located in the "North East" cluster of Hospitality Houses at Paris 2024. Specifically, it will call the venue Cabaret Sauvage its home, in Parc de la Villette. Overlooking the Canal de l'Ourcq, Cabaret Sauvage is a circular-shaped live concert hall, with capacity for up to 1,200. It hosts musical acts, shows and themed nights.

Interestingly, Cabaret Sauvage will host TeamNL House for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. A popular venue for events and experiences, it seems!

Czech House Promo Video. Courtesy of the Czech Olympic Committee.

As noted in the press release:

"'The organizing committee in France approached us as the first country to ask if we would like to be part of the La Villette park, where the largest fan zone with other national [Hospitality] Houses is being created,' explained Jiří Kejval, chairman of the Czech Olympic Committee."

What We Know: It's Public and Ticketed

Czech House will be open to the public at Paris 2024 from 12:00pm to midnight. Guests will require tickets, which will go on sale on May 1. From Blanka Konečná, the head of Czech House:

"Until the end of June, [tickets] will be at a discounted price of 20.24 euros (roughly 500 crowns), and from July they will be 24 euros. 'The price is among the lowest among all national houses. Tickets purchased online guarantee entry at any time during opening hours on that day, which will be of great benefit in the evenings when we expect to be full. Fans can spend as much time as they want in the Czech House.'"

Czech House Venue. Courtesy of the Czech Olympic Committee.
Czech House Venue. Courtesy of the Czech Olympic Committee.

Czech House is also hosting a special Opening Ceremony event on July 26, their opening day. This "special event" ticket costs 35 until June 30 and starting July 1, the cost increases to 40.

It should be noted that entry is free for children under the age of 6, and there are no re-entries.

What We Know: The Program Includes Sports, and Beer!

Offering programming in Czech, French and English, organizers have lots on offer at Czech House during Paris 2024:

  • Broadcasting of Paris 2024 sports

  • Athlete appearances

  • A "Sport Art" exhibition from the Czech Centre in Paris

  • Sports quizzes, audiovisual shows and other Czech entertainment

Czech House Celebration. Courtesy of Czech Olympic Committee.
Czech House Celebration. Courtesy of Czech Olympic Committee.

A very cool offering: Czech House organizers have also announced the presence of 16 microbreweries from across Czechia:

"Český dům will offer tastings of Czech beer. 'We have agreed with sixteen microbreweries across the country that together we will show in Paris how good beer is brewed in the Czech Republic. The breweries in the house will change during the Games and the offerings will be really varied.'"

We're always a yes for beer tasting, here at the House Party Blog. Cheers! Na zdraví!

What We Know: Pre-Registration is Open

Czech fans can pre-register for the ticket release now. According to the Czech House website, fans who pre-register will have the first opportunity to buy tickets on May 1.

We recommend using the translate feature on your web browser, as the Czech House website is only available in Czech for now.

What We Know: Nearby Sport Events

The closest Paris 2024 sport events to Czech House 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 Czech House on public transit.

Are you planning to visit Czech House?

  • 0%Yes! I wouldn't miss it.

  • 0%I haven't decided.

We'll update the House Party Blog when tickets go on sale on May 1. Stay tuned!


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