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Getting ready for the Olympic and Paralympic Games!

The multicoloured rings are soon to make Paris the focus of the world. While waiting for the Games to begin, follow the path of the torch and stay informed of all the latest OPG news.
  1. Paris 2024
  2. Getting ready for the Olympic and Paralympic Games

From 26 July to 11 August 2024 for the Olympic Games, and from 28 August to 8 September 2024 for the Paralympics, Paris is teaming up with history to unite the entire world around the great sporting values and the Olympic spirit. Excellence, respect and friendship are the watchwords for this rare moment of universal celebration and popular enthusiasm amid festivities and emotions.

The athletes of the 44 Olympic sports will battle for victory at magical places in and around the capital city. While some of the future Olympic sites are still under construction, most of them are already among the key sports and entertainment venues that keep the Paris Region buzzing all year round. And for the occasion, iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower and the Palace of Versailles will morph into truly amazing arenas. Check them out now!

Latest news

  • 20 May 2024: 100 days to go until the Paralympic Games!

  • 23 June 2024: Olympic Day

  • July 2024: Designation of the French team’s flag bearers!

  • From 14 to 26 July 2024: The Olympic flame passes through Ile-de-France.

  • From 26 July to 11 August: Paris 2024 Olympic Games

  • 25 August 2024: Arrival of the Paralympic flame on French soil

  • From 27 to 28 August 2024: Passage of the Paralympic Torch Relays through Ile-de-France.

  • From 28 August to 8 September: Paris 2024 Paralympic Games

How do I get around Paris during the Olympic and Paralympic Games?

In order to ensure the safety of spectators, athletes and local residents, and to establish traffic rules in advance of and throughout the events, the Paris Police Prefecture will be setting up various perimeters around the competition sites.

To help you organise your future travel plans, here is some information about how they work.

Safety perimeters

The perimeters presented have been designed with the dual aim of maintaining a high level of safety and preserving activities, pedestrian and cyclist flows. The perimeters regulate or restrict motorised traffic.

There are two types of perimeter: the “organiser” perimeter around the infrastructures and the “State” perimeter for the safety of local residents and spectators. The “State” zone is made up of three concentric circles: the first around the site to protect the site and personal safety, the second to prohibit road traffic in the vicinity unless expressly exempted, and the third regulating road traffic to divert passing vehicles.

Assembly and dismantling of temporary competition sites

The perimeters will be active during the events. Some venues must be set up and then dismantled between March and October 2024 (Place de la Concorde Arena, Trocadéro, Champ de Mars, etc.), according to the following schedule:
- During the assembly phases of the sites, from March to July
- For dismantling, from September to the end of October.

For more information about the Prefecture of Police press pack

Paris Region fan zones

Around thirty “celebration zones” will be set up in the Paris Region during the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In each département, you’ll be able to gather at a free site open to all, with a giant screen to watch the opening ceremony, the events and the closing ceremony.

Find out more about the fan zones in each department:

  • Seine-et-Marne: at the Stade Pierre Duport in Chelles and at the Stade nautique in Torcy.
  • Yvelines: at the île de loisirs de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
  • Hauts-de-Seine: at Stade Gabriel Perri in Nanterre** and one at Jardin de la Ménagerie in Sceaux**.
  • Essonne: at the Stade Robert Bodin in Bondoufle** and at the Île de loisirs in Etampes**.
  • Seine-Saint-Denis: Parc Georges Valbon in la Courneuve and Projet Africa Station on l’Île-Saint-Denis.
  • Val-de-Marne: at Château de Vincennes and the Maison du Handball and Dominique Duvauchelle stadium in Créteil.
  • Val-d’Oise: at the Parc Communal des Berges in Argenteuil** and the Pierre de Coubertin sports complex in Garges-lès-Gonesse**.

Other fan zones are due to open in the Yvelines at Versailles and Magnanville, and at Colombes in the Hauts-de-Seine.

And of course, around twenty other celebration zones are also planned in Paris.

Olympic torch relay

The Olympic Flame began crossing France on 8 May 2024 to show France to the world in all its beauty and diversity. From Marseille to Paris, for more than two months, the flame leads you to outstanding sites and through the history of France. The Lascaux Caves, the Mont Saint-Michel, the Palace of Versailles and the D-Day Landing Beaches are just a few of the gems of our regions.

Just before the end of the Torch Relay on 26 July 2024, the flame will pass through Soisy-sous-Montmorency, Meaux, Créteil, Evry-Courcouronnes, Versailles, Nanterre, La Défense and La Courneuve.

Check out the itinerary of the Olympic Torch Relay across the Paris Region!

Itinerary of the Olympic Torch Relay across the Paris Region

Find out more about the flame’s route throughout France.

Information on ticket sales

Since 30 November 2023, 400,000 new tickets for the Paris 2024 Games have gone on sale. There’s something for everyone: all sports and all sessions are available.

Get your cicrulation pass

To circulate within the security perimeter, ask for your digital pass on the Pass Jeux platform .

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