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!
Visit the official shops of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris! Mugs, clothes, pins, caps and cuddly toys are on sale at the Forum des Halles and the Carrousel du Louvre.
The two Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots have been unveiled. These amusing little characters known as Phryges represent the French Republic cap.
Thomas Jolly, the French actor and producer, has been appointed artistic director of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games opening and closing ceremonies. He will be in charge of bringing to life the different artistic sets in the heart of Paris, with the river Seine as a central theme.
The Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysées will provide an exceptional backdrop to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games opening ceremony. As for the Olympic Games ceremony, this will take place on the bridges and along the banks of the Seine.
The Olympic marathon itinerary is revealed! On 10 & 11 August 2024, the marathon participants will run from Paris to Versailles and back, between the starting line at the City Hall and the finish line on the Esplanade des Invalides.
The route to be taken by the road cyclists has been officially decided. On 27 July 2024, the challengers will cycle from the Trocadero to the French department of Yvelines. On their way back, they will pass the hill of Montmartre before heading for the finish line, also at the Trocadero. The race against the clock heat will take place largely in the east of Paris, departing from the Esplanade des Invalides. The cyclists will turn back in the Bois de Vincennes before speeding towards the finish line on the Alexandre III bridge.
Olympic torch relay
The Olympic Flame will begin 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 will lead 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!
Information on ticket sales
On 30 November 2023 from 10am, 400,000 new tickets for the Paris 2024 Games will go on sale. There will be something for everyone: all sports and all sessions will be available.
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.
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