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Paris 2024 Games: accessibility and legacy

The Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 are advancing accessibility for all, both during the event and as a legacy for the future!


Accessibility is central to the Paris 2024 Games: the sports infrastructure and an enduring legacy of the Paris 2024 Games for all the public

Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

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Paris and France are hosting the Olympic Games from 26 July 2024, and the Paralympic Games from 28 August 2024.

These few weeks apart are necessary to have enough infrastructure available for the events and celebrations, but also to make a few adaptations to some of the venues used during the two periods of the Paris 2024 Games.

Accessibility and disability: a strong commitment

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Paris 2024 aims to provide an exceptional and unrestricted experience for all disabled viewers and volunteers during the Games. Therefore, the Olympic and Paralympic Village built in the north of the capital and inaugurated on 29 February 2024 is accessible to everyone.

At competition and celebration venues, Paris 2024 welcomes spectators with disabilities in the best conditions, by providing services such as:

  • adapted shuttles for wheelchair users in addition to the public transport lines that are already accessible (for Paris and the surrounding region, bus and train networks, etc.) tramways, RER A and B, metro 14)
  • a minute drop-off zone near each of the venues (upon presentation of proof of identity)
  • a priority lane (upon presentation of proof of identity)* of dedicated personnel
  • a special ticketing offering with seats reserved for wheelchair users* an audio description service for 37 disciplines of the Paralympic Games

Paris 2024 also gives the Paralympic Games and the performances of para-athletes even more visibility to the general public. For the first time since the creation of the Paralympic Games, the logo is identical to that of the Olympic Games. The medals, too, will have one of their two sides common to both events!

And the choice of competiton venues for the Paralympic Games is as outstanding as for those of the Olympic Games: Parc du Champ-de-Mars, Château de Versailles, Grand Palais

The legacy of the Paris 2024 Games for people with disabilities

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The hosting of the Paris 2024 Games will leave a material legacy for the benefit of inhabitants and visitors with specific needs in the areas hosting the events. The accessibility of certain existing infrastructures is being improved as part of renovations like at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis or the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris.

New neighbourhoods** and permanent facilities built for the Paris 2024 Games will be fully accessible: the ** Olympic and Paralympic Village **, Media Village and Aquatics Centre in Seine-Saint-Denis or the Arena La Chapelle in Paris (also called Adidas Arena).

In addition, Paris je t'aime is conducting an accessibility audit campaign. You can discover the list of establishments audited by Paris je t'aime - 450 accommodations audited - on our webapp MyParisjetaime or on the platform Accès Libre

Paris 2024 also wishes to leave an intangible legacy for the benefit of people with disabilities. For example, practising a sport is made easier, with the creation of 40 para-sports sections in Parisian clubs in particular.

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