Emmanuel Macron wants to “open access to culture” around the Olympic Games, with a “free” offer during the “two summer months”.

“We want these Games to be a moment of openness to culture,” declared the Head of State on Thursday January 18, during a trip to the Ateliers Médicis, in Clichy-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis ) with the new Minister of Culture, Rachida Dati. The latter “will return in a few weeks with a detailed program” to “open access during these two summer months to culture, not just in Seine-Saint-Denis but throughout the country,” he said. precise.

Mr. Macron also intends to “ensure that there are as many orchestras, theater groups and artists as possible involved in the opening ceremonies” of the Olympic Games at the end of July.

The objective will be “that we can have access to the theater, that we can have access to music” and perhaps to the cinema “if certain distributors and certain theaters are ready to do it”, and this “in a completely free so that these Olympics are truly for everyone,” said the Head of State. “There are a lot of people who will not be able to go to the ceremonies and competitions of the Olympic Games because it remains expensive,” Mr. Macron further admitted.

“Culture is at the heart of the Republican project” and “at the heart of the project which consists of fighting against house arrest,” insisted the president.