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D-296 to the Paris 2024 Games!

The countdown is on! From 26 July 2024, Paris will be hosting the world's biggest sporting event: the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

On your marks, get set, go! With one year to go until the eagerly-awaited opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, Paris and France are ready to welcome visitors from all over the world. This unique opening ceremony on the Seine on 26 July 2024 will kick off the Paris 2024 Games, which promise to be spectacular, innovative, sustainable and accessible to as many people as possible!


The Paris 2024 Games start now!

The Olympic Torch will be unveiled on 25 July 2023, one year and one day before the Paris Games. A symbol of Olympism, it is made from recycled steel and powered by low-carbon energy. Created by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur, it stands for the values of peace and equality and highlights the inevitable Parisian river, the Seine. In keeping with ancient tradition, it was lit on 16 April 2024 in Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the ancient Games. This is where the Relay of the Olympic Flame starts.

Olympic Torch Relay

After crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the Olympic Torch will arrive in France on 8 May 2024, in Marseille, where it will begin its journey across French territory. It will pass through iconic sites such as the prehistoric site of Lascaux, Alésia in Burgundy, the medieval city of Carcassonne, the unmissable Mont Saint-Michel, the city of Versailles and its castle before arriving in Paris on 26 July 2024 for the lighting of the Olympic cauldron, after a journey of 12,000 kilometres. Note that from 8 to 17 June 2024, the flame will leave mainland France to cross Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, French Polynesia and Reunion Island as part of the Oceans Relay.

Other highlights leading up to the Paris 2024 Games

The Olympic Torch Relay is part of a rich program of events ahead of the Paris 2024 Games. Overview of the highlights to be experienced while waiting for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games:

Paris Cultural Olympiad 2024

D -365 before the start of the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, August 28, 2023

European Heritage Days 2023

  • a 40th edition in the colors of Olympism and with a dual theme of “Living Heritage” and “Sporting Heritage”
  • Dates: September 16 and 17, 2023
  • Discover the programme of European Heritage Days 2023

2nd Paralympic Day

  • Sunday 8 October 2023 on Place de la République
  • All day, from 11am to 7pm. Free access for all. Tickets for the Paralympic Games to be won on site
  • Many athletes will be present: Matt Stutzman, Alexandra Nouchet, Michaël Jeremiasz, Vincent Descousse and many others
  • On the eve of the opening of the official Paralympic Games ticket office
  • All the info on the 2nd Paralympic Day

Ticket office for the Paris Paralympic Games

Opening SPOT24

  • A new multifaceted place of 1,000m² located a stone's throw from the Eiffel Tower including a tourist information point, a shop - official point of sale for 2024 merchandise and Paris Je t'aime products - an exhibition area
  • Address: 101 quai Jacques Chirac, Paris 15th
  • Opening in October 2023

Official ticket resale platform

  • Spring 2024: opening of the official resale platform

Children and Youth Olympiad

  • April 1 to June 20, 2024

Olympic flame

  • May 8, 2024: arrival of the Olympic flame in Marseille and start of the Olympic Torch Relay on French territory

Amateur Olympiad

  • June 21 to 23, 2024: as part of the Music Festival and Olympic Day 2024

Experience the Paris Games during the Games

During the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, visitors are invited to come together to celebrate this major event thanks to the many celebration sites in Paris, the Île-de-France region and throughout France and the various free activities open to all. In all, there are almost 200 celebration sites throughout France that are accessible free of charge. With or without tickets to watch the events, enjoy the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games to the full!

Champions Park at Trocadéro

From 29 July to 10 August 2024 (except 2 to 4 August 2024), this is the place to be for sports fans. Set up opposite the Eiffel Tower, the Champions Park welcomes the medal-winning athletes to celebrate their victory with the public. The Celebration of Medallists, consisting of a parade of the previous day's medal-winning athletes, takes place every day, as does the Live broadcast of the major finals on the programme. The experience continues with artistic and cultural performances in this open-air arena.

  • Champions Park opening times: from 4pm to 11.30pm
  • Parade of athletes: from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Broadcast of the Grand Finals: from 7.30pm to 11.30pm

Club France in the Parc de La Villette

From 27 July to 11 August, from 29 August to 8 September 2024, the Parc de La Villette and its Grande Halle will be hosting the Club France. This is THE place dedicated to supporters of the French team: you can follow their exploits, meet the French medallists, discover and practise new sporting disciplines...

  • Club France de La Villette opening times: from 10am to 2am
  • 2024 Clubs will be set up throughout France: Châteauroux, Nantes, Marseille, Lille... so you can experience the Paris 2024 Games everywhere in France.

Georges-Valbon Park in La Courneuve

The department of Seine-Saint-Denis is at the heart of the programming for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games thanks to the major competition venues spread across its territory, including the Stade de France, the Centre Aquatique, the site d'escalade du Bourget and the Arena Paris Nord. It is only natural that the department should host one of the major venues for the Paris 2024 Games, at the parc Georges-Valbon de La Courneuve. The 3rd largest park in the Île-de-France region in terms of surface area features a giant screen, programmes concerts (including 6 exceptional evening events), workshops, activities and artistic events, offers the practice of sporting and para-sportive activities, an 80-metre high skyliner for a spectacular ascent and a diverse range of restaurants. The Parc Georges-Valbon will also be the venue for the grand start of the Para marathon on Sunday 8 September 2024.

  • From 25 July to 11 August 2024 (except Mondays and Tuesdays) and from 6 to 8 September 2024.
  • Opening times: from 2pm to 10pm and until midnight on special evenings.

The Off des Jeux: the festivities in Paris

The French capital is being transformed into a huge playground during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games with the Off des Jeux! Sports activities, cultural events, event broadcasts and catering areas await visitors at the many Off des Jeux venues. The parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville is one of the emblematic sites hosting the Off des Jeux events. Paris Plages 2024 - Parc Rives de Seine, Bassin de la Villette, Canal Saint-Martin - is also preparing to don the colours of Paris 2024. Festivities open to all, free, popular, family-friendly and festive, in the heart of Parisian neighbourhoods.

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