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Paris 2024 Olympics: ‘Not far from what we find in Tahiti’, beach volleyball sand arrives on Champ de Mars

Paris 2024 Olympics: ‘Not far from what we find in Tahiti’, beach volleyball sand arrives on Champ de Mars

Paris 2024 Olympics: ‘Not far from what we find in Tahiti’, beach volleyball sand arrives on Champ de Mars

“Welcome to Copacabana!” Sand as far as the eye can see. Dunes, mounds, here and there cliffs. Frank de Lorgeril, almost blinded, contemplates the yellow gold that will take him to Brazil. All the sales manager lacks is a bathing suit and fan-shaped toes. Instead, the 40-year-old has the full kit – construction helmet, goggles, fluorescent vest and shell shoes – and, most importantly, he is too hot.

Welcome to Montgrue-Saint-Hilaire, a small town in the Aisne, about 100 kilometers from Paris. 34 inhabitants on 24 hectares of sand. It’s enough to have your own private beach. But Montgrue’s gold doesn’t intend to stay there. It’s shipped all over France. On our roads, in our buildings, in our windows, in our factories, and this year, in a much more popular place: the Champ de Mars in Paris, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, where the volleyball competitions will take place. . the beach of the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Source: Le Parisien

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