Paris welcomes you in the run-up to the Games!

For two 15-day periods this summer, Paris will be hosting a spectacular event with a global resonance. For months now, Paris has been working hard to provide you with the best possible welcome!

Many falsehoods concerning the Olympic Games are being circulated, one of which is that the destination hosting the Games should not be visited before the event, as it would be too expensive and overcrowded. However, Paris is no more expensive today than it was yesterday and offers visitors the chance to discover a city that has never been so vibrant. Parisian professionals are ready to welcome you in the best possible conditions, in a Paris that has undergone unprecedented renewal in terms of urban development, culture and tourism.

Parisian hoteliers welcome you under the same conditions as usual

  • Apart from the specific 15-day period of the Olympic Games, there is still plenty of availability in hotels in Paris, with booking rates even slightly down on 2023, particularly from May onwards.
  • Although there is a logical rise in prices during the 15 days of the Olympic Games, this is not reflected during the rest of the spring, summer, and autumn in Paris. Nor is it observed during the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September.
  • Hotel prices are stable: -0.1% in January within Paris compared with 2023 (a rate of 193 euros).

Tourism activities are operating as normal, with a rich cultural programme

  • Attractions, museums, and monuments will be open and accessible as usual.
  • The Olympic spirit is already here, with the Cultural Olympiad, a rich cultural programme mixing sport and culture, available as of now. July also sees the arrival of the Olympic Torch Relay, on July 14 and 15.
  • This period will also be an opportunity to enjoy a new experience, as the urban space gradually takes on the ‘Look of the Games’.
  • For all your bookings, the Paris Je t’aime teams are on hand to help you! Contact us here.

Organized, anticipated traffic flow in Paris

The setting up of the temporary Olympic venues in the heart of the city will take place progressively from spring onwards, with dismantling scheduled for autumn. Although the installation and dismantling will have some impact on motorized traffic around these areas, they will not in any way affect tourism activity:

  • Except for 3 closed metro station (Concorde, Champs Elysées Clémenceau and Tuileries) , public transport will operate as normal.
  • Most popular tourist areas such as Montmartre, the Left Bank (Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Montparnasse, Luxembourg, the Latin Quarter…), the Marais, Opéra, and all the east of Paris will not be affected.
  • River cruises on the Seine will continue to operate up to 7 days before the Opening Ceremony on 26 July.

Major progress in Accessibility

  • For the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, the city has been working hard to improve its accessibility for people with disabilities. These improvements are already perceptible everywhere in Paris (bus and tramway lines; taxi companies, etc.). The G7 taxi company offers 210 vehicles with ramps.
  • Paris je t’aime provides your customers with two useful resources:
    o Before a stay: a dedicated hotline with tourism information for people with a disability. +33 1 49 52 53 00
    o During a stay: My Paris je t'aime Handicap suggests activities, attractions and means of transport adapted to their type of disability.

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See you soon in Paris!