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You need to know this when planning a trip to Paris next summer

Submitted by Visit Plus on Tue, 09/26/2023 - 11:51

Paris is beautiful at any time of the year, but it is still better to choose the time for a trip to the capital of France consciously. There you will find different weather in different seasons: sometimes it can be too hot, sometimes it rains a little more. There can be crowds of tourists in summer. But the summer of 2024 will be special in Paris.

The Summer Olympics will be held in Paris (and other France cities) in the summer of 2024, from July 26 to August 11, 2024.

Summer Olympics 2024 - find out more.

What does this mean for travel enthusiasts? Should you strive to be in Paris during the Olympic Games or is it better to choose another time for your trip? Let's try to find out.

It can be very interesting to be in the city during such significant international events. (I can judge this from the example of the World Cup.) Sports fans and tourists from different countries make the city even more colorful, even more interesting. And if you managed to buy tickets to the competition, then you can consider yourself lucky. Then you have no choice. You need to prepare for the trip.

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But such public events also create difficulties and unpleasant surprises for ordinary tourists. (It has been reported that even public transport, the metro and taxis, will cost more these days. We cannot yet confirm how true this is.)

Places in the best hotels in the city will be reserved for athletes, officials, national delegations, and service personnel. Therefore, it may happen that you will have difficulty choosing a hotel for July - August 2024 in Paris. Better check availability at your favorite hotel right now.

The number of flights and the volume of passenger transportation by rail are also limited. A significant portion of the seats on planes and trains will be occupied by athletes and sports fans.

This also applies to visiting Parisian museums and excursions around Paris.
Just for example: The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games will not take place at the stadium, but on the Seine River in the center of Paris. Representatives of the participating countries will sail in front of you on boats! Beautiful? Yes!!! But at the same time, this means that you will not be able to take a river trip on the Seine on July 26th day. And such cruises are very popular among tourists.

What is the best time to choose to travel to Paris in 2024?

In our opinion, if you want to visit Paris during the Olympic Games, then you need to prepare for your trip in advance. Search flights, book accommodation and tours now.

If you prefer quieter travel, then autumn 2024 could be a very good choice. The Olympic mood will still remain, but the crowds of tourists (and hot weather) will no longer be there. You will be able to see the places where the Olympic Games took place, which you have already watched on TV.

Spring, March, April, May is also a great time to travel to Paris.

December is the Christmas season and New Year's Eve - a very special mood, not related to the Olympics, full of hopes for the best.

We wish you a successful trip.

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