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Summer Olympic Games 2024 in Paris

Submitted by Visit Plus on Sat, 01/28/2023 - 00:17

Paris will be the host city for the 2024 Summer Olympics. The 33rd Summer Olympic Games will be held from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

There is still a lot of time left before the event, so changes are possible.

The Olympic torch relay will begin in April 2024 and will pass through all regions of France.

The opening ceremony of the 2024 Summer Olympics is scheduled for July 26, 2024. The opening ceremony will begin at 20:24, which corresponds to the year of the Games, and will last approximately 3.5 hours.

Unusually, the opening ceremony of the 2024 Summer Olympics will not be held in a stadium, but on the Seine River. The ceremony will consist of a boat parade with delegations. (This will happen for the first time in the history of the modern Olympic Games.)

The boat parade will take place along a 6-kilometer route from the Austerlitz Bridge to the Jena Bridge. About 10,500 athletes and over 100 boats are expected to take part in the opening parade. The Olympic flame will be installed on Trocadéro Square, opposite the Eiffel Tower. Temporary stands for spectators will be installed along the river.
Protocol events will take place at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, in the Trocadero Gardens.

See the Seine River on the map of Paris.

There are metro stations nearby, for example: Iéna, Invalides, Pont Neuf, Assemblée Nationale, Pont de l'Alma (RER).
The closing ceremony of the Olympic Games will take place at the Stade de France.

It is planned that three venues for the public (fan zones) will be organized: on the Place Trocadero, in the Parc de la Villette, and also in the Georges-Valbon Park in Seine-Saint-Denis.

Although it is said that the Olympic Games will be held in Paris, in the Paris region, some competitions will also take place in other cities in France, and even on the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia.

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Most Olympic events will take place in Paris and its metropolitan area.

Some of the stadiums can be found on our map of Paris.

Many competitions will take place in other cities in France and you need to know the exact destination when going to the Olympics in Paris.

For example:
Football matches will be held in several French cities: Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, Desin-Charpiers, Nantes, Nice and Saint-Étienne.

Sailing competitions will be held in the city of Marseille.

Handball tournaments will be held in Lille.

Surfing competitions (most likely) will be held in the village of Teahupo'o on the island of Tahiti, in the overseas territory of French Polynesia.

During the Olympic Games in Paris, it is also planned to hold sports competitions for the public (not for athletes). It has already been announced that a "Marathon for All" will be organized. (Despite the name "for all", registering and getting a bib number will be a problem. Find out how to do this in advance.)
A cycling event is also planned.

Where to stay in Paris during the Olympic Games? Choosing where to live can be a daunting task. Many of the best hotels can be occupied by athletes, members of sports delegations, journalists, etc. See useful information here.

Competition venues

Stade de France stadium

The stadium is located in the northern suburb of Paris, Saint-Denis. It is the sixth largest stadium in Europe.
Competitions will be held here: athletics, rugby. The stadium will also host a closing ceremony.

Nearest RER station: Stade de France–Saint-Denis. A new metro station "Saint-Denis Pleyel" is planned to be built next to the stadium for the 2024 Olympic Games.
Tram number 1 (station St Denis Basilica); No. 8 (station St Denis Porte de Paris).
See the location of Stade de France on a map of Paris.

Parc des Princes Stadium

The Parc des Princes stadium is located in the southwest of the city, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. (The stadium is located approximately 3.5 kilometers from the Eiffel Tower.) It is one of the largest and one of the most famous stadiums in France.
Football matches of the 2024 Summer Olympics will be held here.
The nearest metro stations are Porte de Saint-Cloud (9) and Porte d'Auteuil (10).
See the location of Parc des Princes Stadium on a map of Paris.

Olympic Village of Saint Denis

The Olympic Village (Le village olympique de Saint-Denis) will be located (mainly) in the commune of Saint-Denis, partly on the island of Saint-Denis. This is approximately 6 kilometers north of the Champs Elysees (as the crow flies).
The Saint-Denis Pleyel metro station will be located 1.3 kilometers from the Olympic Village. (The station is scheduled to open in 2024.)
See the location of the Olympic Village on a map of Paris.

Notre Dame Cathedral is also scheduled to open to the public in 2024. It is not yet clear whether the tourists who came to the Olympics will be able to visit this famous cathedral. (Restoration may take longer.)


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