On the way to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Paris Region!
Throughout the summer of 2021, the world adapted to Japanese time to follow this unique sporting event that constitutes the Olympic Games. And just like across the 4 corners of the planet, it is not without pride that Parisians and those who call the Paris region home supported the athletes who wore France’s colours and applauded their medalists. Titles that for the most part they will defend in 2024.
With the Olympic Games from 26 July to 11 August 2024 and the Paralympic Games from 28 August to 8 September 2024 for the Paralympic Games, Paris has a date with destiny and will welcome the whole world around the great unifying values of sport and Olympism: excellence, respect and friendship, for a rare moment of universal celebration, popular fervour, celebration and emotion.
Athletes from 44 Olympic sports will compete for victory in magical locations in the capital and across its region. While some of the future Olympic venues are under construction, the majority are already among the must-visit venues for sports competitions and shows that bring the Paris Region to life all year round. Iconic sites like the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles will also be transformed into exceptional arenas for the occasion. Discover them now.
Paris 2024: the major venues for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Before even experiencing the magic of this unique event, come and discover the most beautiful sites and their surroundings, which will host the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. You can already visit these iconic sites or enjoy the major sporting and cultural events to which they play host.
The major stadiums and competition venues in the Paris Region
Roland Garros Stadium
Each spring, this clay temple welcomes the world’s tennis elite for the Parisian Grand Slam tournament. Recently renovated and modernised, the legendary stadium will naturally host the tennis competitions, but also boxing during the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.
Stade de France
For the Paris 2024 Olympics, it will host track and field events and rugby. The French women’s rugby sevens team, silver medallists in Tokyo, are ready, as are decathlon world record holder Kevin Mayer and Charles-Antoine Kouakou, gold medallist in para-athletics at the 2021 Olympics. In addition to major sporting events, the largest of the French stadiums regularly hosts giant concerts that mark milestones. During the day, on a backstage tour you can put yourself, for a moment, in the shoes of all the stars who have tread this legendary lawn.
Since golf returned to the Games in Rio in 2016 and Paris was designated the host city of the 2024 Olympics, Le Golf National, home of the French Open and the 2018 Ryder Cup, has started to prepare for the event. Take advantage now of its impeccable greens to hit some balls on one of its three majestic courses.
Paris La Défense Arena
At the heart of the massive business district of Paris La Défense lies the largest indoor venue in Europe. A hybrid room that brings the district to life with its events and restaurants. After the great Rolling Stones concert which marked its opening, Paris La Défense Arena will host the swimming and waterpolo events of the 2024 Summer Olympics. The highly publicised Florent Manaudou and the young Paralympic swimmer Alex Portal, from the Cercle des Nageurs Ouest in Saint Germain en Laye, will be aiming for gold after winning silver and bronze respectively in Tokyo in 2021.
Discover other major arenas of the Paris 2024 Games
The legendary historical sites of the Paris Region
Eiffel Tower, Grand Palais, Palace of Versailles… the most iconic historical sites of the City of Light will also serve as a setting for the 2024 Olympic Games. Some of them have already kicked off work to create the best possible hosting conditions for the great world sporting event and its spectators.
Eiffel Tower Stadium
The 2024 beach volleyball events will be held at the foot of the symbol of Paris, the icon of the capital, the Eiffel Tower. While waiting to discover this temporary stadium specially created for the event, visit and revisit the Eiffel Tower!
Palace of Versailles
In the heart of the royal city boasting an ancestral equestrian culture, the park of the Palace of Versailles will serve as an exceptional setting for the equestrian events of the Paris 2024 Games. The 2021 bronze medalist Christopher Six undoubtedly dreams of treading this unrivalled setting with his horse Totem de Brecey to clinch another medal in his native region. Can’t wait? You can already stroll through the alleys of the essential French garden designed by Le Nôtre and follow in the footsteps of the kings and queens of France.
Under the spectacular glass roof of the Nave of the Grand Palais, the largest in Europe, the Olympic and Paralympic fencing and taekwondo events will be held. We can’t wait to see the 2 gold medallists Julien Mertine and Maxime Pauty, both hailing from the Paris Region. Even more so as the Grand Palais is currently undergoing renovations and planning a majestic reopening for the 2024 Olympics.
Place de la Concorde
Imagine a large arena of 35,000 spectators erected around the Obelisk of the Place de la Concorde. This is the legendary terrain that will be used for events devoted to new urban sports such as breakdancing, skateboarding and freestyle BMX! What else is there to see in the heart of historic Paris? Discover the incredible monuments which line this iconic square, in particular the new Hôtel de la Marine inaugurated in 2021 and the recently renovated Jeu de Paume.
Did you know?
There are 44 Olympic and Paralympic sports, which include:
Track and Field / Rowing / Badminton / Basketball / 3-on-3 Basketball / Boxing / Canoeing / Track Cycling / Road Cycling / BMX freestyle / BMX racing / Mountain Biking / Fencing / Football / Golf / Artistic Gymnastics / Rhythmic Gymnastics / Trampoline / Weightlifting / Handball / Hockey / Judo / Wrestling / Modern Pentathlon / Rugby / Swimming / Artistic Swimming / Open Water Swimming / Diving / Waterpolo / Equestrian / Taekwondo / Tennis / Table Tennis / Shooting / Archery / Triathlon / Sailing / Volleyball / Beach Volleyball / Breaking / Sport Climbing / Skateboarding / Surfing.
Save the date: rugby fans across the globe, save the date for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France which will also be played at Stade de France with a dream opening match, Les Bleus against the All Blacks on 8 September, with the final set for 28 October.
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