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Paris 2024 Games: practical guide for the disabled

Our practical guide will help you get around before and during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games are inclusive and accessible to everyone. In this Practical Guide you will find all the information you need to get around Paris, access the competition venues and enjoy the Olympic atmosphere with complete peace of mind, whatever your disability.

The Games for everyone

An accessibility guide to the Paris 2024 Games for people with disabilities is available (FALC and LSF versions). It contains information on preparing your trip, getting around during the Games, ticketing, accessibility of competition venues and much more!

Getting around Paris during the Games

Public transport

Paris is putting in place specific measures to ensure accessible transport during the Games. The recommendation is to anticipate your journeys during this period. To do this, you can consult the dedicated page Transport accessibility, mobility and disability and the route planner on the Île-de-France mobilité website.

Accessible lines:

  • Trains and RER: A and B (fully wheelchair accessible) C, D, E, H, J, K, L, N, P, R, U (partially wheelchair accessible, otherwise with assistance Assist'enGare, service on 32 12 or +33 (0) 9 72 72 00 92 from 8am to 8pm)
  • Metro: line 14 (and 7 additional lines planned for mid-2024). Since 24/06/2024, line 14 has been extended to Paris-Orly airport, which is now just 25 minutes from the centre of Paris!
  • Tram: T1 to T13
  • Bus: all lines in Paris (except line 40 and RoissyBus)

For more information on the accessibility and pricing of public transport in Paris and the Île-de-France region or in the public transport section of the government's Anticipating the Games website.

Taxis and VTC

Accessible and specialised taxis and VTCs for transporting people with disabilities can be booked. Consult the list of our partners on our dedicated page. We recommend that you book your journey in advance.

NB: the JOP 2024 reserved traffic lanes can be used by professional vehicles transporting people with disabilities and the red safety perimeters accessible with proof.

Traffic between 18 and 26 July 2024: safety perimeters

From 18 July to 26 July 2024, until 1 p.m., security perimeters along the banks of the Seine will be in place to ensure the safety of the site in the run-up to the opening ceremony.
Identify the perimeters on the site's interactive map Anticipating the Games and check the recommended routes and accessible entry points.

For all visitors, access to the grey perimeter (or Silt: Homeland Security and the fight against terrorism) is regulated and requires a Games Pass, which is issued under certain conditions and for certain reasons that must be justified on the GAMES PASS platform. The reasons may be a reservation for a hotel, a museum, a restaurant, etc.

Road traffic during the Games: safety perimeters

During the Paris 2024 Games, safety perimeters will be set up around the competition venues and the road race courses. Be sure to check recommended routes and accessible entry points.

Pedestrians and cyclists can move freely within the blue and red perimeters.

In the red perimeter, motorised traffic is authorised for people with disabilities, subject to obtaining the Games Pass, which is issued under certain conditions and for certain reasons to be justified on the GAMES PASS The justification may be a reservation for a hotel, a museum, a restaurant, etc.

The supporting documents to be included on the platform are as follows:

  • identity card
  • disability card
  • proof of assignment

Getting to competition venues

Paris La Défense Arena © Paris 2024

All the competition venues are fully accessible by public transport, active transport (cycling) and on foot.

In addition, shuttles for people with reduced mobility will be deployed to link 8 major Parisian train stations to the competition sites. They are reserved for people who already have a UFR ticket to attend an event.

Consult the dedicated page Practical information on accessibility on the Paris 2024 website on accessibility to reach the competition venues.

Accessibility at competition venues

Arena Champ de Mars © Paris 2024

The competition venues offer various adapted services:

  • accessible toilets
  • Rest areas
  • charging points for electric wheelchairs
  • sign language interpreters
  • Braille guides

You can find the full list of services on the Paris 2024 dedicated page Practical information on accessibility.

In addition, the City of Paris has specifically trained its volunteers to welcome and take care of people with disabilities, from the moment they get out of their vehicle to their seat and vice versa. Once there, don't hesitate to ask a volunteer for help.

Celebration and cultural venues

La Terrasse des Jeux - Hôtel de Ville © TopShot COLO

A round-up of celebration venues to make the most of the atmosphere at the 2024 Games in Paris.

Champion's Park at the Trocadéro

The Champion's Park - located in the Trocadero Gardens - is accessible, open to all and free, with ramps, and zones reserved for people with disabilities. It welcomes athletes, fans and visitors and offers an exciting programme including shows, concerts, exhibitions, athletes' meetings and many other events.

Club France

The Club France - located in the Grande Halle de la Villette and accessible to all - offers live broadcasts of the competitions, as well as meetings with the athletes, a festive programme, gastronomic experiences and daily cultural events.

Georges-Valbon Park

The department of Seine-Saint-Denis is one of the beating hearts of the Paris 2024 Games, with several major competition venues on its territory: Stade de France, the Aquatic Centre, the athletes' village, the media village... And to celebrate the Games, visit the celebration site set up at the Georges-Valbon Park in La Courneuve. The site is open to the public. The public is invited to attend live broadcasts, sporting activities and cultural events in a friendly atmosphere.

The Games Terrace at Paris City Hall

The Terrasse des Jeux is located on the place de l'Hôtel de Ville de Paris. This inclusive, festive venue open to all offers live broadcasts, shows and meetings with the athletes.

Other celebration sites

Other celebration sites in Paris and Greater Paris - Paris fête les Jeux, country houses, leisure islands, etc. - and their programme can be found on MyParisjetaime Handicap.

Museums and cultural venues

Paris has many museums and monuments that are accessible to people with disabilities. The Musée du Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay and many others have all the facilities needed to welcome visitors in the best possible conditions.

Disabled visitors and their carers are entitled to special rates, on presentation of the following documents:

  • disability card or medical certificate less than 3 months old
  • any other official document proving disability
  • proof may be required for a guide or assistance dog

We recommend that you consult the website of the establishment in question directly for further details.

NB: during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the cultural sites remain open!

Paris je t'aime at your side

Handicap Hotline

For any additional disability assistance, Paris je t'aime has a dedicated hotline and email address.

Contact us for disability questions only:

  • Hotline: +33 (0) 1 49 52 53 00
  • Email: [email protected]
    For all non-disability-related questions, please use the contact form. The Disability team is unable to answer any other requests.

MyParisjetaime Disability

MyParisjetaime Handicap is the ally you need to enjoy your stay in the capital this summer 2024.

Our web app provides information on :

  • accessible and adapted transport
  • accessible routes
  • security perimeters during the Games
  • accessible accommodation
  • accessible restaurants
  • accessible cultural venues
  • accessible cultural venues

Connect to our web app MyParisjetaime Handicap for a stress-free experience.

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