Guide to Seeing Taylor Swift in Concert in Paris in May 2024

It’s a “cruel summer” for anyone who didn’t get tickets for Taylor Swift’s Paris concerts (May 9 – May 12, 2024, for the Eras Tour) at Paris La Défense Arena. In what has been dubbed like the Hunger Games, the hunt and fight for Eras Tour tickets is unprecedented. Here’s your ultimate guide to seeing Queen Tay Tay in Paris!

Taylor by Numbers in Paris (and beyond)

Taylor will be performing four shows at Paris La Défense Arena. This is a massive arena that accommodates up to 40,000 people per show. Paramore is scheduled to open for Taylor at all of her Paris shows.

If you were unlucky and didn’t get a ticket in the sale from Taylor, online sites are selling tickets starting at $525. Taylor is doing a grand European tour this summer, and after Paris, she performs in:

-Stockholm, Sweden (May 17-19)

-Lisbon, Portugal (May 24-25)

-Madrid, Spain (May 30)

-Edinburgh, UK (June 7-9)

-Liverpool, UK (June 13-15)

-Cardiff, UK (June 18)

-London, UK (June 21-23)

-Dublin, Ireland (June 28-30)

How to Get to Paris La Défense Arena

Paris La Défense Arena is located outside of Paris in a town called Nanterre. Nanterre is a business district and can be accessed from Paris using the Paris metro (the 1 train stops near the arena) or the RER A train. It’s recommended to take public transport to get to the show. From the station, it’s about a 10-minute walk to the arena. Check Google Maps to view the most direct directions from your hotel or Airbnb to the arena.

The address of the arena is: 99 Jard. de l’Arche, 92000 Nanterre, France.

Confetti raining down on concert goers at an arena

Make sure to give yourself ample time to get to Paris La Défense Arena for the Eras Tour concerts because the shows will be very crowded, and you won’t want to feel rushed before the big night! With around 40,000 other Swifties heading to the arena on the concert nights, there’s bound to be a lot of people. Plan ahead and go early. That way, you can ensure you see Paramore, the opener, too!

And if you’re looking for a good pre-concert meal, check out Paris Restaurants Guide.

Prohibited Items at the Arena

According to the website of Paris La Défense Arena, there are certain items you can’t bring into the concert with you. The website states:

In accordance with the legislation relating to establishments open to the public, it is forbidden to bring into the Paris La Défense Arena any object that is cumbersome or presents a danger to others or to oneself. It is advised not to bring backpacks, sports bags, motorcycle helmets or other bulky objects. If necessary, they will be placed in a locker close to the checkpoints.”  

Fat Tire Tours Paris Tours to Match Your Favorite Taylor Album

While you’re in Paris, come visit us at Fat Tire Tours Paris! Here are the tours you should take, depending on your favorite Taylor album.

We have so many exciting tours to choose from, but if you’re in town for the Taylor tour, I can almost assure you that you’re the arty, fun, and adventurous type who will love our Paris Night Bike Tour. The Paris Night Bike Tour is a Lover album type of tour: Fun, fantastical, romantic, and pop-y. You’ll be singing about “paper rings” as you look up at a glittering Eiffel Tower lighting up the night sky.

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Do you love Speak Now and Midnights? Our Versailles Bike Tour is the ultimate Speak Now and Midnights bike tour; it’s enchanted fairy princess vibes (“Bejeweled” and “Enchanted”) for sure. It’s magical and theatrical, and it has a stunningly regal backdrop of none other than the Versailles Palace.

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Now, if you’re feeling more in a Red type of mood, you’ll want to book our Picnic Like a Parisian: Paris Food Bike Tour. Remember the video for “Begin Again,” when Taylor is sitting dreamily in a Paris café nibbling on Paris treats with a dashing Frenchman? This tour serves all the Paris vibes.

If you’re in your Folklore era, check out our Monet’s Garden Bike Tour. Witchy, whimsical, and woodsy, this bike tour is for all the Folklore lovers who want to commune with nature and feel the folksy, flowery vibes. Waltzing through Monet’s Garden, you can almost picture Taylor playing that piano in the forest in the “Cardigan” video singing about “vintage tee, brand new phone…”

What Kind of Weather to Expect for the Concerts

In May, the weather is beautiful in Paris. The temperatures are generally in the 52-68 Fahrenheit range. You might want to pack a sweater for the show. It can get chilly at night, too, so maybe even bring a jacket. And, as is always the case for Paris, pack an umbrella!

Don’t Forget to Dress Up & Wear Your Friendship Bracelets

The Eras Tour is a major cultural moment, and most fans who attend the concert relish the once-in-a-lifetime feeling that comes with seeing Taylor in concert. A once-in-a-lifetime event necessitates an epic fashion moment!

Two hands joined by pinkies and wearing multiple friendship bracelets

At the Eras Tours, you’ll see lots of women, girls, and men, sporting their favorite looks from Taylor’s many album eras. Most of all, it seems that sequined dresses and cowboy boys, along with friendship bracelets, are the best “uniform” for this incredible show. Paris is the fashion capital of the world; do the city, Taylor, and yourself justice by going all out for this one night and living your fashion dreams.

Anne McCarthy
 is the Editor in Chief of the Fat Tire Tours Blog. She is a contributing writer to the BBC, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Variety, Wired, and many more. She splits her time between the U.S. and Europe.

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