The Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Event Locations of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Event Locations of the 2024 Paris Olympics Games

Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games! But where are each of the events being held?  Keep reading for a bit of the history of the games or scroll to the bottom to find out where your favorite event will take place. 

 

Paris to Host the 2024 Olympic Games

On September 13th, 2017, the Olympic committee voted to name Paris, France as the host city of the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games, exactly 100 years after Paris last  hosted the games.  A lot has changed since 1924, and Paris is gearing up for even more changes.  The Grand Palais Éphémère is the first city-centric example of new construction that will be used for the organization of the events.  But it’s not just new venues; the Olympic Programe Commission is striving for another first in the games; a 50/50 split of male & female participation.

The exact dates of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will be from Friday July 26 to August 15 and the Paralympics from August 28 to September 8.  Paris is already laying the groundwork for the 2024 games to become the first carbon-free Olympic games.  They’re also opening the door to the general public with a marathon and road cycling event available to non-Olympic athletes. 

The Eiffel Tower and the Olympic Rings

 

A Bit of Olympic Games History

Paris is synonymous with Olympic firsts; women athletes first participated in the games during the 1924 edition, when22 women out of a total of 997 athletes proudly represented their countries.  During the same year, the first Olympic Village was built and the Olympic motto,  “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, or “faster, higher, stronger”, was used for the first time.  The man behind the motto, Abbot Henri Didon, was given the opportunity to coin it thanks to his friend Pierre Le Coubertin, the organizer of the first Olympic Congress in 1894.  As if this weren’t enough firsts, France also hosted the first ever winter games in Chamonix the same year. 

The Olympic Congress of 1894 also has its origins in Paris; La Sorbonne to be exact.  From June 16th-23rd, the amphitheater of La Sorbonne housed 2000 spectators including 13 foreign sports federations.  On June 23, the congress decided to organize the first modern Olympic Games (also known as the Games of the I Olympiad) in Athens, and the International Olympic Committee was founded. The aim was to unite athletes from around the world under shared principles such as developing the physical and moral qualities of sport, and cultivating team spirit and mutual understanding.

runners on the Seine, Paris 2024 Olympic Games

 

Stats for the 2024 Olympic Games

The Paris 2024 Olympics will mark the 33rd edition. Spectators can enjoy 339 events and watch 10,500 athletes – remember, ½ women and ½ men!  Moreover, Paris has plans to build the Arena La Chapelle in northern Paris which will contain 8,000 seats and host badminton, rhythmic gymnastics, para badminton, and para weightlifting events. 32 sports will be represented throughout the games including 4 new categories:  surfing, climbing, skateboarding, and breaking, or competitive break-dancing.  The Olympic Committee’s goal with these inclusions is to highlight more accessible sports so as to encourage children from a multitude of socio-economic backgrounds to participate in athletics and competition. 

The Olympic and Paralympic village will be located in Seine-Saint-Denis, and most events will take place within 10 kilometers/9 miles of the village.  Handball will be played in Lille, surfing in Tahiti, an overseas French territory, and football/soccer in various stadiums around France.  Seine-Saint-Denis will also host the media village and 6 sports, including 2 paralympic events, the Paralympic marathon and road paracycling. 

 

Now, onto the official list!  Here is the rundown of where the events of 2024 Paris Olympics and Paralympics will be held:

Stade de France: Since its inauguration in 2003, the Stadium has hosted major sporting events such as the World Athletics Championships in 2003, the Rugby World Cup in 2007, the Euro 2016 football championship, and soon, the Rugby World Cup in 2023. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Stade de France include: Ceremonies, Track & Field, Rugby

Paralympic events: Ceremonies, Para Athletics, Para-Cycling 

How to get there: Metro line 13 (Saint-Denis Porte de Paris), RER B and D, tramways lines T1 and T8, velib’ stations

 

Stand de tir de la Courneuve: this venue will have a capacity of 6,875 for the Olympics. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Stand de tir de la Courneuve include: Shooting 

Paralympic events: Para Shooting

How to get there: Bus, RER B



Esplanade des Invalides: this is the long stretch between the Military Museum and the Alexandre III Bridge in central Paris.

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Esplanade des Invalides include:  Archery Paralympic events: Para Archery

How to get there: Bus, metro lines 8 and 13 (Invalides), RER C, Vélib ’stations

 

Pont d’Iéna: this is the bridge connecting the Eiffel Tower and Trocadero. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Pont d’Iéna include: Triathlon, Open Water Swimming, Marathon, Speed Walking 

Paralympic events: Paratriathlon

How to get there: Bus, metro lines 6, 8, 10 (La Motte Picquet Grenelle or École Militaire), or 9 (Trocadéro) RER C, Velib ’stations

swimmers running into the water during the triathlon paris olympics

 

Château de Versailles: This iconic palace has been listed as a UNESCO heritage site since 1979.  Explore it with us on a guided tour before the Olympics!  Looking to visit Versailles? Check out our Versailles Bike Tour to see all of the 2,000 acres and more! 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Chateau de Versailles include: Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon

Paralympic events: 

How to get there: RER C, transilien L, N and U.

 

Stade Roland-Garros: The stadium was built in 1928 and was named in memory of the French aviator Roland Garros.  This is where the French open takes place. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Stade Roland-Garros include: Tennis, Boxing

Paralympic events: Wheelchair Tennis, Sitting Volleyball

How to get there: Bus, metro lines 9 and 10 (Michel-Ange Molitor), Vélib ’stations



Grand Palais: this beautiful glass-ceilinged building was constructed for the 1900 World’s Fair as a temporary structure, but the French loved it so much they decided to keep it. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Grand Palais include: fencing, taekwondo

Paralympic events: Armchair fencing, Para Taekwondo

How to get there: Bus, metro lines 1, 13 (Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau) or 9 (Franklin D. Roosevelt), RER C, Vélib stations



Grand Palais Éphémère:  This a temporary building constructed in 2021 to hold some of the Grand Palais events during its renovation and serve as another venue for the Olympics. It’s located on the Champs de Mars, between the Eiffel Tower and the Military School.  

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Grand Palais Éphémère include: judo, wrestling Paralympic events: para judo, wheelchair rugby

How to get there: Metro lines 6, 8 and 10 (La Motte Picquet Grenelle or École Militaire), bus lines 28, 80, 82, 86, 92, velib’ stations

judo competition paris olympics

 

Paris Expo: Paris Expo was built in 1923. It is the most visited exhibition and convention center in France and it’s located conveniently close to the Charles de Gaulle airport.

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Paris Expo center include: volleyball, table tennis, basketball preliminaries, weightlifting 

Paralympic events: boccia, para table tennis. 

How to get there: Bus, metro line 12 (Porte de Versailles), tramway T2 and T3, Vélib ’stations

 

Arena de Bercy: This stadium was inaugurated in 1984 and now hosts many concerts and sporting events.  It can accommodate up to 15,000 spectators. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Arena de Bercy include: basketball finals, artistic gymnastics and trampoline

Paralympic events: wheelchair basketball

How to get there: Metro lines 1 (Gare de Lyon), 6 and 14 (Bercy), RER A and D, Transilien R, Vélib ’stations

 

Stade nautique de Vaires-sur-Marne on the leisure island of Vaires-Torcy: just 30 minutes outside of Paris, this water-based activity center was the first Olympic infrastructure.  It was completed in 2019.  

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Stade nautique de Vaires-sur-Marne include: rowing, canoe slalom and sprint

Paralympic events: para rowing, para canoe sprint 

How to get there: RER A, RER E, transilien P

 

Centre Aquatique: this new Olympic regulation-size pool will be constructed in Saint Denis. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Centre aquatique include:  water polo, artistic swimming, diving

Paralympic events:

How to get there: Metro lines 13 (Saint-Denis Porte de Paris) and 14, RER B and D, tramways lines T1 and T8, velib’ stations

water polo paris olympics

Arena la Chapelle: this is the biggest undertaking of all Olympic build-outs; an 8,000 person capacity stadium located between Paris and Saint Denis. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Arena la Chapelle include: badminton, rhythmic gymnastics

Paralympic events: para badminton, para powerlifting

How to get there: Metro line 12 (Porte de la Chapelle), RER E, tramway.

 

Stade de la Tour Eiffel: While there is no permanent stadium near the Eiffel Tower, the entire Champs de Mars area will be converted into a temporary Olympic arena throughout the games. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at Stade de la Tour Eiffel include: beach volleyball

Paralympic events: blindfoot

How to get there: Bus, metro lines 6, 8 and 10 (La Motte Picquet Grenelle or École Militaire) RER C (Champs de Mars – la Tour Eiffel), Vélib ’stations

 

Stade Yves-du-Manoir: This is the only site to host the Olympic Games for the second time in France. A century ago, the 1924 Paris Games opened here and hosted the track and field events.

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at Stade Vues-du-Manoir include: hockey

Paralympic events:

How to get there: Transilien J, velib’ station

 

Place de la Concorde: This famous square in central Paris will serve as a temporary arrangement in order to accommodate the athletes and spectators. Its capacity will depend on the disciplines.  Want to learn more about the history of this opulent round-about?  Join us for our French Revolution Tour and discover how this central location played a pivotal role in France’s new government.  

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at Place de la Concorde include: skateboarding, breaking, 3×3 basketball, BMX freestyle

Paralympic events:

How to get there: Bus, metro lines 1, 8, and 12 (Concorde), Transilien lines J, L and N, Vélib ’stations

skateboarding paris olympics

 

Parc des Princes: This stadium was created in 1972 and welcomes cultural and sporting events. It’s also home to the Paris Saint-Germain soccer/football team.  

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Parc des Princes include: football/soccer

Paralympic events:

How to get there: Bus lines, metro line 9 (Porte de Saint-Cloud or Exelmans), Vélib ’stations

 

Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin: home to the Paris Saint-Germain Handball team, this indoor arena is located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin include:

Paralympic events: goalball

How to get there: Bus, metro line 9 (Porte de Saint-Cloud) 



Site d’escalade du Bourget: Saint Denis will be home to a new rock wall and climbing center, thanks to the Olympic games. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the site d’escalade du Bourget include: climbing

Paralympic events:

How to get there: Bus, RER B

 

Vélodrome National de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines: This headquarters of the cycling federation hosted the French track championship in 2014 as well as the world championship in 2015 and the European championship in 2016. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Vélodrome National include: track cycling, modern pentathlon, BMX racing

Paralympic events: Para-cycling

How to get there: RER C, Train line N and U 

bmx paris olympics

 

Arena de la Défense: one of the more recent indoor arenas, this stadium was inaugurated in 2017 and is located just west of Paris. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Arena de la Défense include: water polo finals, swimming.  

Paralympic events: para swimming.

How to get there: Bus, metro line 1, tramway T2, RER A, Transilien L and U



Golf National à Saint-Quentin-en Yvelines: This course is a 139 hectare site divided into 3 zones: a 7-hole school course and two 18-hole courses. It is also the property of the French Golf Federation.

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at the Golf National include: golf

Paralympic events:

How to get there: Bus, RER C, Train line U and N

 

La Marina de Marseille: Located in the southern city of Marseille, the historical marina will be home to the sailing events of the 2024 Olympics. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at La Marina de Marseille include: sailing

Paralympic events:

How to get there: It is 3h10 by train from Paris. There is also an airport 30 minutes away from the city center.

 

Colline d’Elancourt: located in the picturesque suburb of Paris called Yvelines (also the department where Versailles is located),  this 758 foot/231 meter plateau is the go-to destination for serious cyclists. 

2024 Paris Olympic events to be held at Colline d’Elancourt include: mountain biking

Paralympic events:

How to get there: Bus, RER C, Transilien lines N and U

  

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