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Paris 2024 Games: districts and competition

Find out about access conditions to the various districts of Paris and the Ile-de-France region where the Paris 2024 Games competitions are taking place

1. The Trocadéro - Eiffel Tower - Champ-de-Mars district

The Eiffel Tower district is a key venue for the Paris 2024 Games, hosting - in addition to the temporary Eiffel Tower Stadium - other events in the Grand Palais Éphémère, renamed Arena Champ-de-Mars for the occasion. To enter, you need a ticket for the events.

The Eiffel Tower remains accessible for the duration of the Games, except on 14 and 26 July 2024 and the morning of 15 July 2024. Similarly, SPOT24, the new venue dedicated to the new Olympic disciplines, will remain accessible except on 26 July 2024.

Opposite, the Trocadero will become the Champion's Park, a celebration area for medal-winning athletes open to the public. You can stroll through the park and enjoy one of the best views of the road races or swimming events in the Seine.

  • Champions Park opening times: 4pm-11.30pm
  • Parade of athletes: 17:30-19:30
  • Broadcast of the Grand Finals: 7.30pm-11.30pm

In the same area, the Aquarium de Paris remains open, but entry is exclusively via the Iéna entrance to the Jardins du Trocadéro.

The exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo are closed this summer, as the Palais de Tokyo will be transformed into the Clubhouse 24, the venue for Paris 2024 hospitality.

Regulated access from 18 to 26 July 2024

From 18 to 26 July 2024, access to the banks of the Seine will be restricted. Find out how to get around Paris from 18 to 26 July 2024.

Regulated access during the Games

During the Olympic Games, from 27 July to 11 August 2024, and the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September 2024, access is regulated around the competition venues. Find out about the security perimeters during the Games and traffic conditions during the Paralympic Games.

2. The Louvre - Tuileries - Concorde - Champs-Élysées district

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The Musée du Louvre is open for the duration of the Games except on 25 and 26 July 2024. It is accessible without a Games Pass (QR Code) thanks to an access corridor, but proof of ticket reservation is required.

The same applies to the Musée d'Orsay and other areas along the Seine such as the Institut du Monde Arabe and the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac.

The Musée d'Orsay is open throughout the summer of 2024 except on 25 and 26 July 2024. From 18 to 24 July 2024, reservations are compulsory for everyone. Access to the museum entrance is exclusively through the rue de Lille.

The Musée de l'Orangerie will also remain open during this period - except on 20, 25, 26 July 2024 and 26 and 28 August 2024 - with changes to access to the museum. Reservations are compulsory from 14 July to 1 September 2024**. More information on conditions of access to the msuée de l'Orangerie during the Paris 2024 Games.

  • Twin tickets for the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée de l'Orangerie are suspended from 1 July to 31 August 2024

In the area, you can walk along the banks of the Seine, except from 18 to 26 July 2024 when the quays will be closed for the opening ceremony. Finally, make the most of your stroll to admire the Olympic flame in the Tuileries Gardens from 26 July 2024.

An open stage dedicated to urban sports, the stade de la Concorde, which occupies the famous square, will host the skateboard, BMX freestyle, breaking and basketball 3x3 events between 27 July and 10 August 2024. To enter, you need an event ticket.

The Hôtel de la Marine will also remain open.

The Avenue des Champs-Élysées will be decked out with new terraces and a calendar of events. Visit the Pavillon du Danemark or the Lotto Belgium House. Strolling is highly recommended!

Regulated access from 18 to 26 July 2024

From 18 to 26 July 2024, access to the banks of the Seine will be restricted. Find out how to get around Paris from 18 to 26 July 2024.

Regulated access during the Games

During the Olympic Games, from 27 July to 11 August 2024, and the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September 2024, access is regulated around the competition venues. Find out about the security perimeters during the Games and traffic conditions during the Paralympic Games.

3. The quays of the Seine

From 18 to 26 July 2024, in preparation for the Opening Ceremony, access to the banks of the Seine will be restricted. For everyone, a Games Pass is compulsory to access the grey area around the Seine. From 20 to 26 July 2024, there will be no river activities on the Seine.

The upper and lower quays will gradually be closed to the general public, with access maintained for residents and establishments open to the public.

Paris bridges

From 1 July 2024, the bridges between the Austerlitz and Bir Hakeim bridges will gradually be closed to traffic:

Pont Royal (Paris Centre): closed from 16 to 18 July 2024 inclusive. Partially impacted, open to traffic, with occasional bypasses for pedestrians and cyclists on 25 and 26 July 2024.

  • Carrousel Bridge (Paris Centre): closed from 8 to 12 July 2024 inclusive, then on 25 and 26 July 2024. Partially impacted, open to traffic, occasional pedestrian and cyclist bypasses from 13 to 23 July 2024 and partial closure - depending on timetable - on 24 July 2024.
  • Pont-Neuf (Paris Centre): closed on 22 July 2024, then from 24 to 26 July 2024 inclusive. Partially impacted, open to traffic, occasional pedestrian and cyclist bypasses on 23 July 2024.
  • Pont-au-Change (Paris Centre): closed from 8 to 11 July 2024 inclusive, then on 25 and 26 July 2024. Partially impacted, open to traffic, occasional pedestrian and cycle bypasses from 12 to 23 July 2024 and partial closure - depending on timetable - on 24 July 2024.
  • Saint-Louis Bridge (Paris Centre): closed on 21 and 22 July 2024, then on 26 July 2024. Partially impacted, open to traffic, occasional pedestrian and cyclist bypasses from 17 to 20 July 2024 and from 23 to 25 July 2024.
  • Tournelle Bridge (5th arrondissement): closed from 15 to 18 July 2024 inclusive, then from 25 to 26 July 2024. Partially impacted, open to traffic, with occasional pedestrian and cyclist bypasses from 19 to 23 July 2024.
  • Pont des Arts (6th arrondissement): closed on 22 July 2024 and from 24 to 26 July 20024.
  • Debilly footbridge (7th arrondissement): total closure 24 hours a day from 8 July to 26 July 2024
  • Pont de la Concorde (7th arrondissement): closed from 24 to 26 July 2024. Partially impacted, open to traffic, occasional pedestrian and cyclist bypasses from 18 to 23 July 2024.
  • Alexandre-III Bridge (8th arrondissement): closed to cars, but pavements accessible to pedestrians from 17 May to 25 July 2024 and from 12 to 28 August 2024, then from 8 to 25 September 2024. Completely closed during competition hours, but open to pedestrians outside these hours from 26 July to 11 August 2024 and from 28 August to 8 September 2024.
  • Pont de l'Alma (8th arrondissement): closed from 24 to 26 July 2024. Partially impacted, open to traffic, occasional pedestrian and cyclist bypasses from 15 to 23 July 2024.
  • Pont d'Austerlitz (13th arrondissement): open to traffic, occasional pedestrian and cycle bypasses from 8 to 23 July 2024, then completely closed from 24 to 26 July 2024.
  • Pont d'Iéna and Place de Varsovie (16th arrondissement): partially closed from 15 July 2024 and totally closed from 22 to 26 July 2024 inclusive and at competition times from 26 July to 11 August 2024.
  • All bridges upstream of the Pont d'Austerlitz (excluded) and downstream of the Pont de Bir Hakeim (included).

On 26 July 2024 from 1pm, four bridges will remain open:

  • Léopold-Sédar-Senghor bridge (Paris Centre) with pedestrian access.
  • Pont Notre-Dame and Petit-Pont Cardinal-Lustiger (Paris Centre)
  • Pont de Sully (5th arrondissement), subject to ongoing work on the structure following the accident on 31 January 2024
  • Pont des Invalides (7th arrondissement)

All bridges upstream of the Pont d'Austerlitz and downstream of the Pont d'Iéna will remain open to traffic. On 26 July 2024, the day of the ceremony, they will be open to pedestrians. However, the crossing is no longer possible from 7pm, i.e. 30 minutes before the start of the opening ceremony.

Regulated access from 18 to 26 July 2024

From 18 to 26 July 2024, access to the banks of the Seine will be restricted. Find out how to get around Paris from 18 to 26 July 2024.

Regulated access during the Games

During the Olympic Games, from 27 July to 11 August 2024, and the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September 2024, access is regulated around the competition venues. Find out about the security perimeters during the Games and traffic conditions during the Paralympic Games.

4. Invalides - Alexandre III Bridge - Grand Palais area

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The esplanade des Invalides will be used for Olympic archery during the Paris 2024 Games. Access is therefore reserved for ticketed spectators. The Musée de l'Armée is open to the public, by prior arrangement.

The Pont Alexandre III, is a stage of choice for the arrivals of certain races in the heart of Paris. It remains accessible to pedestrians outside these road races. It is closed to cars from 17 May to 25 July 2024, then from 12 to 28 August 2024, and from 8 to 25 September 2024. The pavements will remain accessible to pedestrians. From 26 July to 11 August 2024 and from 28 August to 8 September 2024, it is totally closed during the competitions, but remains open to pedestrians outside these hours.

On the right bank, the Grand Palais, restored for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, provides an exceptional setting for the fencing and Taekwondo events. Access reserved for ticketed spectators during the events. The Petit Palais remains accessible with its permanent collections free of charge, open to the public. On 26 July 2024, the Petit Palais will change its opening times: it will be open from 10am to 2pm.

Regulated access from 18 to 26 July 2024

From 18 to 26 July 2024, access to the banks of the Seine will be restricted. Find out how to get around Paris from 18 to 26 July 2024.

Regulated access during the Games

During the Olympic Games, from 27 July to 11 August 2024, and the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September 2024, access is regulated around the competition venues. Find out about the security perimeters during the Games and traffic conditions during the Paralympic Games.

5. Hôtel de Ville - Île de la Cité - Île Saint-Louis district

As the starting point for the Marathons (Olympic and Marathon pour Tous), the parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville will become the Terrace of the Games, one of the key venues for celebrating the summer of 2024. The rich programme of events - screens showing competitions, sports practice areas, sporting and cultural performances... - allows everyone to celebrate the Games, free of charge. It opens its doors on 14 July 2024, to welcome the Olympic Flame, then from 20 July to 8 September 2024, non-stop.

In order to celebrate the Games, the so-called tothemic venues, which promote social and societal values, will welcome the public and offer a variety of events. These include the Climate Academy, the Solidarity Factory, the Youth Quarter, the La Cité audacieuse, the House of Canals and the Pride House.

From 18 to 26 July 2024, access to the Île de la Cité, the Île Saint-Louis and Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral will require a Games Pass (QR Code). On 26 July 2024, shops, restaurants and bars will be closed on both islands.

Regulated access from 18 to 26 July 2024

From 18 to 26 July 2024, access to the banks of the Seine will be restricted. Find out how to get around Paris from 18 to 26 July 2024.

Regulated access during the Games

During the Olympic Games, from 27 July to 11 August 2024, and the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September 2024, access is regulated around the competition venues. Find out about the security perimeters during the Games and traffic conditions during the Paralympic Games.

6. East Paris, the centre of celebrations

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With its 55 hectares of open space, the Parc de la Villette will become the Parc des Nations with the installation of 11 country houses (Canada, Brazil, Mexico, India, Mongolia...). On the programme: sports initiations for young and old, fan-zone, concerts and local gastronomy.

The Club France takes up residence in and around the Grande Halle de la Villette. All the medal-winning French athletes are celebrated here. Every evening, emotion guaranteed for unforgettable moments! And every day, from 10am to 2am, there's a rich programme of sport to suit all tastes.

Paris Plages takes on a new dimension with the integration of the Canal Saint-Martin (10th arrondissement), which becomes La Croisette parisienne, linking the Bassin de la Villette (19th arrondissement), dedicated to young people and families, and the Parc Rives de Seine on the Right Bank, which focuses more on cultural activities. A variety of sporting and cultural activities are on offer free of charge... From 6 July to 1 September 2024.

To celebrate the Paris 2024 Games, the Maison des Canaux (19th arrondissement) is opening its doors and offering a variety of events.

7. North of Paris

The Arena Porte de la Chapelle is the main venue for the badminton and gymnastics events. The whole area is easily accessible to all.

The Stade de France in Saint-Denis, the Aquatic Centre and the Olympic Village form a neuralgic centre for these Paris 2024 Games. Access is limited to ticketed visitors - except for the Olympic Village - and the Olympic Family.

Set in 410 hectares of greenery, the Parc Georges-Valbon is a major celebration site, providing an unforgettable Olympic and Paralympic experience for all. The site is accessible free of charge from 2pm to 10pm and until midnight on 8 exceptional evenings. Open from 25 July to 11 August 2024 (except Mondays and Tuesdays) and from 6 to 8 September 2024.

Access to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis is possible at the usual rate.

The Arena Paris Nord in Villepinte and the Le Bourget climbing site are only accessible to visitors with a ticket for the events.

The Musée de l'air et de l'espace au Bourget remains open except on 26 July 2024, a day of exceptional closure.

Regulated access during the Games

During the Olympic Games, from 27 July to 11 August 2024, and the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September 2024, access is regulated around the competition venues. Find out about the security perimeters during the Games and traffic conditions during the Paralympic Games.

8. West Paris

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The Roland Garros stadium vibrates to the rhythm of tennis and boxing. Access reserved for ticketed spectators. On the other hand, the gardens around the Bois de Boulogne offer a welcome break in the greenery without access restrictions.

The Fondation Louis Vuitton and the Jardin d'Acclimatation welcome visitors all summer long, without interruption.

The Casa Italia, located in the Pavillon du Pré Catelan, and the Team GB House, located in the Pavillon d'Armenonville, welcome athletes and the public with a rich programme to celebrate the Paris 2024 Games. Admission is charged.

The Parc des Princes, true to its reputation, hosts football matches. At La Défense, the Arena has also been transformed into a temporary stadium. Access reserved for ticketed spectators. The Esplanade de la Défense has unrestricted access.

The Château de Versailles, a magnificent setting for the Olympic equestrian events, remains open to the public for its gardens and visits to the château with an exceptional programme. Find out more about the specific conditions of access to the Château de Versailles during the Olympic period.

Regulated access during the Games

During the Olympic Games, from 27 July to 11 August 2024, and the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September 2024, access is regulated around the competition venues. Find out about the security perimeters during the Games and traffic conditions during the Paralympic Games.

9. The Bercy district

The Accor Arena, renamed Arena Bercy during the Paris 2024 Games, will host the basketball, artistic gymnastics and trampoline events for the Olympic competition and the chair basketball events for the Paralympic competition.

From 26 July to 11 August 2024, a celebration site will welcome visitors to the Château de Vincennes. Admission is free, and the programme includes giant screen broadcasts of the Olympic events, sporting and cultural events, introductory courses, etc. The highlight of the show: a surf wave for a taste of the joys of surfing. Monday to Friday, 12 noon to 11pm. Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 11pm. The Château de Vincennes remains open to visitors from 8am to 7pm.

Regulated access during the Games

During the Olympic Games, from 27 July to 11 August 2024, and the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September 2024, access is regulated around the competition venues. Find out about the security perimeters during the Games and traffic conditions during the Paralympic Games.

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