| A Spectacular Celebration of Sports |

The Paris Olympics 2024 is gearing up to be one of the most exciting and anticipated sporting events of the decade from Fri, Jul 26, 2024 –  to Sun, Aug 11, 2024. Enjoy this Paris Olympics 2024 grand spectacle article, covering everything from the history of the Olympics in Paris to the expected highlights of the 2024 games. Join us as we explore the rich tapestry of sportsmanship, culture, and unity that the Paris Olympics promises to deliver.

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How to get tickets for the Paris Games ?

https://tickets.paris2024.org/en/

Olympics 2024 Online Information

https://my.parisjetaime.com/en/home

Emblematic places to enjoy the Games

Paris City Hall

The Terrace of the Games – Square in front of the City Hall of Paris –  is the place of festivity from July 14 to meet athletes, discover sporting activities…

  • The arrival of the Olympic flame on the evening of July 14
  • The start of the Olympic marathon on August 10 & 11
  • The start of the Marathon for all and the 10 km on the evening of August 10
  • The ball marking the 80th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris on August 24
  • The arrival of the Paralympic flames on August 28

River and Canal

Paris plage (Paris Beach along the Seine River and Canal) celebrates the Games as well, from July 6 to September 1: the Saint-Martin canal becomes “the Parisian Croisette” and connects with the Villette basin and the right bank of the Seine focusing on cultural activities.

Where to see the Olympic flame on July 14th and 15th in Paris ?

The flame, symbol of peace, unity and friendship between peoples, is the first great festive moment of the Games. The celebration site is free and open to all from 3.30pm to 7.45pm at the following address: PLACE DE L’HOTEL DE VILLE, 75004 PARIS on July 14th.

In Paris, it will pass for the first time on July 14 and 15, before ending its journey on the 26th for the Opening Ceremony and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron. During the night of July 14 to 15, she will stay at City Hall. It will leave again on the evening of July 15 to travel the rest of France.

https://olympics.com/en/paris-2024/olympic-torch-relay/stages

For its Parisian journey, the Olympic flame will travel through each of the districts in order to discover all the facets of the Capital. Paris 2024 and the City have chosen historical, cultural, popular, sporting places, major monuments or simply places where Parisians live.

July 14th/Bastille Day

https://olympics.com/en/paris-2024/olympic-torch-relay/stages/paris-paris

https://www.paris.fr/evenements/ou-voir-passer-la-flamme-le-14-juillet-63316

July 15th

https://olympics.com/en/paris-2024/olympic-torch-relay/stages/paris-paris-2

https://www.paris.fr/evenements/ou-voir-passer-la-flamme-le-15-juillet-63321

Paris Private Tours during the Games

PARIS BY EMY offers personalized services to solo travelers, couple, family and smal groups travelers since 2018 with ongoing support.

Personalized itineraries and walking private tours guide will be carefully planned to allow you to discover Paris during the Olympic Games.

To ensure the safety and protection of residents, athletes and visitors, state services will set up perimeters around the competition venues.

  • These perimeters will result in access restrictions or diversions for motorized vehicles.
  • Traffic restrictions will not affect pedestrians, cyclists and scooter users in the red and blue perimeters.

We will also pay attention to avoiding traffic jams and respecting pick-up and drop-off times in the case of private tours with a private driver.

We favor our private tours with electric vehicle such as the Mercedes EQV van. However, we recommend you to choose walking tour to avoid trafic jam.

Amelie Poulain and the 2024 Olympic Games

I had the great honor of being interviewed as Emelyne Bonnes Tour Guide by David Chazan, journalist at the Times Magazine London, regarding Amélie Poulain’s movie tour and its re-programming in cinemas throughout France, with English subtitles during of the opening of the 2024 Olympic Games.

Discover where Amelie lives and finds true love in Montmartre-Paris with our bespoke private tour guide. The movie tells the story of a shy and complex waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better while struggling with her own life. Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain is a 2001 romantic comedy film. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre.

Very popular, the feature film won over 9 million French people when it was released in 2001, and 30 million spectators worldwide. For Anglo-Saxons, it remains a master work of French cinema: during a re-release in American theaters on February 14, it attracted 50,000 new spectators, a very good score for a film in a foreign language.

Amelie movie tour by Emelyne Bonnes PARIS BY EMY interview with the Times magazine

Paris Olympics 2024 : Fri, Jul 26, 2024 – Sun, Aug 11, 2024

The Games will offer a groundbreaking celebration of sport for the whole world. From village squares to gardens, parks throughout France, stadiums and school playgrounds, as well as exceptional sites.

France will become places for celebrating and sharing, open-air playing fields to meet up and take part in activities and events during summer 2024.

The Paris Olympics 2024 Opening Ceremony

Friday July 26, 2024 from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be held. The opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games for the first time in history will not take place in a stadium but on the Seine River, attended by more than 600,000 spectators.

  • This 33rd Olympiad will therefore begin on the water. The parade of national delegations will take place on boats. There will be 10,500 athletes sailing through the City of Lights under the gaze of hundreds of thousands of expected spectators.
  • This ceremony will be partly free for people installed on the high platforms. Those present on the lower platforms must have paid tickets. The public will also be able to follow the parade on eighty giant screens.
  • Throughout the six-kilometer crossing, artistic performances will be carried out in a lively setting where the different scenes of a show will feature the monuments, bridges and cultural establishments around the Seine.
  • The route will take place from east to west from the Austerlitz bridge in front of the Jardin des Plantes to reach the Trocadéro, location of the protocol ceremonies.
  • On their boats, the delegations will parade in front of the greatest monuments of Paris: Notre-Dame de Paris, the Louvre, the Pont des Arts, the Pont Neuf, the Pont Alexandre III and the Musée d’Orsay.

The July 26 showpiece is set to be the first not to take place inside a stadium, with the ambitious ceremony to instead feature 160 boats setting off along the Seine as huge crowds line the river’s banks.

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games planned on the Seine in Paris on July 26, 2024 (illustration) © AFP – FLORIAN HULLEU / PARIS 2024

Security during the Olympic Games

Authorities in Paris will use pioneering surveillance technology to monitor possible threats, with plans to deploy SWAT teams where necessary. The security operation in Paris is so vast that other countries are helping. Poland is among the 46 nations to add its military personnel to the French operation, which is bolstered by 18,000 French soldiers.

France has a ‘Plan B’ for opening ceremony on the Seine if there’s a security threat. Indeed, French President Emmanuel Macron said that he is confident the ceremony will go ahead as planned and be a success but that he has alternatives in mind for the ambitious showpiece.

Paris Olympics 2024 Traffic Restrictions

To ensure the safety and protection of residents, athletes and visitors, state services will set up 4 perimeters around the competition venues. These perimeters will result in access restrictions or diversions for motorized vehicles.

https://anticiperlesjeux.gouv.fr/etapes-cles/perimetres-securisation-sites-competition-ile-france

Paris Olympics 2024 site maps

The systems deployed by the police headquarters distinguish between 4 different perimeters, with varying constraints:

  • The Grey perimeter (competition sites) authorizing access only to athletes, spectators and people accredited
  • The Black perimeter “SILT” (Internal Security and Fight against Terrorism) authorizing access only to spectators and people accredited
  • The Red perimeter prohibiting motorized traffic
  • The Blue regulated motorized traffic perimeter

Traffic restrictions will not affect pedestrians, cyclists and scooter users in the red and blue perimeters.

Interactive map : https://anticiperlesjeux.gouv.fr/carte-interactive-impacts-deplacements-ile-france

Itinerary with métro, RER : https://www.ratp.fr/en

 

Paris 2024 Olympic Venues Map

Paris Olympics 2024 Calendar

  • Athletics: from August 1 to 11 at the Stade de France. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Rowing: from July 27 to August 3 at the Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of July 31, August 1, 2 and 3.
  • Badminton: from July 27 to August 5 at the Arena Porte de la Chapelle. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Basketball: from July 27 to August 11 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy and the Arena Bercy. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 10 and 11.
  • 3×3 basketball: from July 30 to August 5 at La Concorde. Medal presentations are planned for the August 5 session.
  • BMX freestyle: July 30 to 31 at La Concorde. Medal presentations are planned for the July 31 session.
  • BMX race: from August 1 to 2 at the BMX Stadium in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Medal presentations are planned for the August 2 session.
  • Boxing: from July 27 to August 10 at the Arena Paris Nord and the Stade Roland-Garros. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
  • Breaking dance: August 9 to 10 at La Concorde. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Canoe slalom: from July 27 to August 5 at the Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of July 28, 29 and 31 and August 1 and 5.
  • Canoe sprint: from August 6 to 10 at the Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 8, 9 and 10.
  • Track cycling: from August 5 to 11 at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines national Vélodrome. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Road cycling: from July 27 to August 4 at the Pont d’Iéna, Les Invalides and the Alexandre III bridge. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Sport climbing: from August 5 to 10 at the Bourget climbing site. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 7, 8, 9 and 10.
  • Fencing: from July 27 to August 4 at the Grand Palais. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Armchair fencing: from September 3 to 7 at the Grand Palais. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Football: from July 24 to August 10 at the Parc des Princes, Stade de Nantes, Stade de Bordeaux, Stade de Marseille, Stade de Nice, Stade Geoffroy-Guichard and Stade de Lyon. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 8, 9 and 10.
  • Golf: from August 1 to 10 at the Golf National. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 4 and 10.
  • Artistic gymnastics: from July 27 to August 5 at the Arena Bercy. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of July 29, 30 and 31 and August 1, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Rhythmic gymnastics: from August 8 to 10 at the Arena Porte de la Chapelle. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 9 and 10.
  • Weightlifting: from August 7 to 11 at the Arena Paris Sud 6. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Handball: from July 25 to August 11 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy and the Arena Paris Sud 6. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 10 and 11.
  • Hockey: from July 27 to August 9 at Stade Yves-du-Manoir. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 8 and 9.
  • Judo: from July 27 to August 3 at the Arena Champ de Mars. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Wrestling: August 5 to 11 at the Arena Champ de Mars. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
  • Swimming: from July 27 to August 4 at Paris La Défense Arena. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Artistic swimming: from August 5 to 10 at the Aquatic Center. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 7 and 10.
  • Marathon swimming: August 8 to 9 at the Alexandre III bridge. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Modern pentathlon: from August 8 to 11 at the Château de Versailles and the Arena Paris Nord. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 10 and 11.
  • Diving: from July 27 to August 10 at the Aquatic Center. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of July 27, 29 and 31 and August 2, 6, 8, 9 and 10.
  • Rugby: from July 24 to 30 at the Stade de France. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of July 27 and 30.
  • Skateboarding: from July 27 to August 7 at La Concorde. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Equestrian Sports: from July 27 to August 6 at the Château de Versailles. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of July 29 and August 2, 3, 4 and 6.
  • Surfing: July 27 to 30 in Teahupo’o, Tahiti. Medal presentations are planned for the July 30 session.
  • Taekwondo: August 7 to 10 at the Grand Palais. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Tennis: from July 27 to August 4 at the Stade Roland-Garros. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 2, 3 and 4.
  • Table tennis: from July 27 to August 10 at the Arena Paris Sud 4. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of July 30 and August 3, 4, 9 and 10.
  • Shooting: from July 27 to August 5 at the Châteauroux National Shooting Center. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Archery: from July 25 to August 4 at Les Invalides. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of July 28 and 29 and August 2, 3 and 4.
  • Trampoline: August 2 at the Arena Bercy. Medal presentations are planned during this session.
  • Triathlon: from July 30 to August 5 at the Alexandre III bridge. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Sailing: from July 28 to August 8 at the Marseille Marina. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 1, 2, 6, 7 and 8.
  • Volleyball: from July 27 to August 11 at the Arena Paris Sud 1. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 9, 10 and 11.
  • Beach volleyball: from July 27 to August 10 at the Eiffel Tower stadium. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 9 and 10.
  • Mountain biking: July 28 to 29 at Colline d’Elancourt. Medal presentations are planned during all sessions.
  • Water polo: from July 27 to August 11 at the Aquatic Center and Paris la Défense Arena. Medal presentations are planned for the sessions of August 10 and 11.

Metro Stations closed during the Paris Olympics 2024

https://anticiperlesjeux.gouv.fr/carte-interactive-impacts-deplacements-ile-france

  • Alma Marceau (ligne 9)
  • Champs-Élysées Clémenceau (1, 13)
  • Cité (4)
  • Concorde (1, 8, 12)
  • Iéna (9)
  • Javel (10)
  • Passy (6)
  • Quai de la Râpée (5)
  • Trocadéro (6, 9)
  • Tuileries (1)
  • Champ de Mars – tour Eiffel (RER C)
  • Musée d’Orsay (RER C)
  • Pont de l’Alma (RER C)

The Legacy of Paris Olympics

The Olympic Games have a long history in Paris, dating back to the year 1900 when the city first hosted the event. Since then, Paris has been the backdrop for several memorable Olympic moments, including the legendary Jesse Owens’ triumph in 1936 and the iconic 1968 Black Power salute by American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

After a gap of a century, Paris is all set to welcome the Olympics. The 2024 Games will mark the 100th anniversary of the last time Paris hosted the Olympics.

The Paris Olympics 2024 promises to be a true sports extravaganza with a record number of events and athletes. With 32 sports, 306 events, and over 11,000 athletes from around the globe, it will be a showcase of the world’s best talents competing in disciplines ranging from swimming to skateboarding.

One of the highlights of the 2024 Olympics is the inclusion of new and exciting sports. Fans can look forward to watching skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing, which will make their Olympic debut.

Sustainability and Innovation

The Paris Olympics 2024 is committed to being the most sustainable Games ever. With a focus on reducing carbon emissions and promoting eco-friendly practices, it aims to set a benchmark for future sporting events. From solar-powered stadiums to sustainable athlete villages, Paris is going green in style.

In addition to sustainability, innovation will play a significant role in the 2024 Olympics. The integration of cutting-edge technology, including virtual reality broadcasts and advanced data analytics, will enhance the viewing experience for fans.

Culture and Unity during the Games

The Paris Olympics will not only be about sports but also a celebration of culture and art. French culture, with its rich history of art and cuisine, will be on full display. Expect mesmerizing opening and closing ceremonies, art exhibitions, and a diverse culinary experience that will tantalize the taste buds of visitors.

The Olympics have always been a symbol of unity and harmony. In a world that often seems divided, the 2024 Paris Olympics will bring together nations from every corner of the globe, transcending political and cultural boundaries, and reminding us of the power of sports to unite humanity.

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Choosing to explore Paris in EVs, travelers contributes to more sustainability. PARIS BY EMY and its business partners want to demonstrate the quality of its luxuring touring services in Paris with certified VTC drivers as well for a wealth, growth & social well-being.

By eliminating the combustion of fossil fuels, EVs help decrease the release of carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere, thereby mitigating climate change and its associated impacts.

Paris Olympics 2024

The Paris Olympics 2024 is not just a sporting event; it’s a celebration of history, culture, sustainability, and unity. As the world eagerly awaits the opening ceremony, we can all look forward to witnessing extraordinary athletic achievements, experiencing the magic of Parisian culture, and cherishing the values that the Olympics represent.

Emy,

Paris Trip Planner


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FAQs

When were the last Olympics held in Paris before 2024?

The last Olympics in Paris were held in 1924, making the 2024 Games a centennial celebration.

Which new sports will debut in the Paris Olympics 2024?

Skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing will make their Olympic debut in 2024, adding excitement to the event.

How is Paris promoting sustainability in the 2024 Olympics?

Paris is implementing eco-friendly practices and using sustainable technologies to reduce carbon emissions.

What makes the Paris Olympics culturally significant?

The Olympics in Paris will showcase French culture, art, and cuisine, adding a unique cultural dimension to the event.

What is the significance of the 2024 Olympics in promoting global unity?

The Olympics serve as a symbol of global unity, bringing nations together and transcending political and cultural differences.