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Are museums and monuments open during the Paris Games?

Most of the museums, monuments and cultural sites in Paris will remain open during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A great opportunity to discover Paris' exceptional heritage

Tourist activities remain accessible

From 26 July to 11 August 2024, and then from 28 August to 8 September 2024, during the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Paris is not only the centre of world sporting attention, but also a must-see destination for culture and history lovers.

The French capital is brimming with iconic museums and monuments, the vast majority of which remain open to welcome visitors from all over the world.

The museums, monuments and tourist attractions located close to the competition venues are likely to adapt their opening times and access conditions (single entrance, special passage...) during this exceptional period. It is recommended that you consult the website of the venue in question before your visit. Reservations are also strongly recommended**.




  • Please note that most of the cultural sites around the Seine are closed on 26 July 2024, the day of the opening ceremony on the emblematic Parisian river.

The period from 18 to 26 July 2024

Until 1pm on 26 July 2024

Security perimeters** will be in place from 18 July 2024 until 26 July 2024, the day of the opening ceremony on the Seine.

Within the red perimeter, establishments and activities will remain freely accessible to pedestrians and cyclists, without the need for a ticket. Only motorised access is regulated within this perimeter.

In the grey perimeter, known as SILT, tourist sites remain open. Their accessibility is conditional on obtaining the PASS JEUX - digital pass - on presentation of proof of reservation.

For example, the Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie (closed on 26 July 2024), located on the Île de la Cité, require visitors to obtain the PASS JEUX themselves and reserve their ticket with a time slot.

Certain cultural establishments located within the grey SILT perimeter remain accessible
thanks to special passageways. This is the case for the musée du Louvre (closed on 25 and 26 July 2024), the Eiffel Tower, the musée d'Orsay, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac or the Institut du monde arabe which will be accessible on presentation of a reservation, without the need for a PASS JEUX. These sites are closed on 26 July.

On 26 July 2024, from 1pm

The red and grey perimeters (SILT) are extended with the same access conditions as on previous days for pedestrians and bicycles and for motorised vehicles in the red zone.

  • Most cultural sites in the area are closed on 26 July

Resources available to help you prepare for your stay

  • The web app MyParisjetaime to make your stay easier, discover Paris and the events around you
  • The website Anticipate the Games to adapt your travel thanks to the interactive map
  • The dedicated page of the Préfecture de Police
  • The FAQ from the City of Paris on security perimeters during the Games
  • The PASS JEUX website to obtain the digital pass for access to the secure perimeters

Consult the list of venues open during the Paris 2024 Games

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