When and where will the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics take place?
The 2024 Paris Summer Olympic Games are scheduled for 26 July – 11 August, 2024 in Paris, France and surrounding areas (more detailed location info below). The full 2024 Summer Olympics event schedule showing planned dates for competition can be accessed here.
Where can you buy tickets for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics?
End of 2022 – Ticket lottery opens
February 2023 – Ticket packs go on sale after first draw
May 2023 – Single tickets go on sale after second draw
End of 2023 – Remaining tickets go on sale
Where is the best place to stay for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics?
The best place to stay for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics depends on which events you plan to attend. These will be held at various sites around the city. See the next section “What events will be held at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics?” for sport & venue-specific lodging availability. Attending multiple events? Downtown Paris will likely be your best bet. But hotel & lodging options – if you can find them – won't come cheap. Book early.
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For those desiring to stay close to tourist attractions, look for the 7th Arrondissement (left bank – home of the Eiffel Tower), 1st Arrondissement (right bank – home of the Louvre art museum), or 8th Arrondissement (right bank – home of the Arc de Triomphe & Avenue des Champs Elysées).
- “Right Bank” vs “Left Bank” – the right bank refers to the areas north of the River Seine in Paris whereas the left bank refers to the areas south. This can be a bit confusing for visitors as the river winds throughout the city.
The other option is to consider staying at sites further outside of downtown Paris that are easily accessible by public transportation. This includes staying in areas outside Paris that are accessible to Paris by train. Yes, it may take a bit longer but will likely be cheaper with less chance of reservation “issues”.
Again, don't wait until the last minute… around the dates of the Olympics lodging in Paris and surrounding areas will become very scarce and prices will go up.
What events will be held at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics?
The following sporting and ceremonial events will be offered at Paris 2024 as part of the games of the XXXIII Olympiad. Click on event name for dates of competition, location, how to buy tickets, where to stay & more. *Please note some pages are pending completion.*
How do you travel to Paris Olympic events? Are public transport options available?
Travel to Paris
Most visitors travel to Paris in one of three ways (assuming you don't drive yourself…).
By Plane: Paris has 3 primary airports. Paris’s Charles De Gaulle (CDG) located northeast of the city is the largest and main hub for international visitors. Orly (ORY) is south of Paris and popular for domestic flights within France. A bit further north of the city, Beauvais Airport (BVA) is a hub for European budget carriers. We'd recommend using our Paris flight search tool via Skyscanner to find the best airfare price.
By Train: Many Olympic visitors from across France and neighboring European countries will descend on the games by train. The largest train station – Gare du Nord (or Paris-Nord) – in northern Paris is undergoing improvements in preparation for the Olympics. These renovations will make it the largest railway station in Europe.
By Bus: A reasonably priced option for individuals traveling to the Olympics from not-too-far-away (at least we hope!).
Compare the lowest-priced bus and train fares to Paris from our affiliate partner, Busbud.
Travel within & around Paris
Public transport will be one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to travel to Olympic-related events in Paris. But also realize that there will be millions of people using the transport systems during this time and heightened levels of security may slow things down. So be sure to leave extra time for travel.
Below are the primary modes of public transportation in Paris and the surrounding Ile-de-France region.
Métro: Paris' very popular métro is cheap and convenient to use with stops all over the city. Check out the Paris Métro map and RATP official site for more information. The RATP site also provides info on RER, Tramway and buses listed below.
RER (Suburban Express): The RER trains are a great way to access Ile-de-France destinations not covered by the métro further outside Paris proper. RER map
Tramway: Overland tram system connecting Paris communities and reaching out into some broader Ile-de-France locations. Tramway map
Bus: Accessible from street level. Get on the bus in the front and exit at the middle or back. Bus map
Noctilien: A nighttime bus service and primary public transport option when the other services have closed for the evening. Noctilien map
Taxi: Look for these at an official taxi stand to avoid issues. Many accept credit cards, but always check if you don't plan to carry cash. Demand will be high during the Olympics and traffic will slow commutes…so be prepared to pay accordingly.
Note: This page by the Official Paris Convention and Visitors' Bureau is a good resource on public transportation.
A few more quick tips:
- Buy tickets in advance. This will save you time and money. You don't want to be stuck in a long queue as your train leaves the station.
- If you plan to forego public transportation and drive yourself, be prepared for street closures and parking challenges.
- If you take taxis or ride-share, be sure to coordinate the designated drop-off & pick-up points before arrival. Security cordons will limit road access near the event venue. You probably WON'T be able to be dropped off at the doorstep. Be prepared to walk. For those traveling with seniors or disabled persons – compassion for your unique situation will be inconsistent (and that may be putting it kindly).
How do you find cheap flights, tour packages, or things to do around Paris?
Here's a link to our Paris Travel Deals page.
Be sure to browse our Free Paris Attractions list and ETD Insider Guides to Deals & Discounts for popular attractions that aren't free. We think they are pretty bookmark-worthy…but hey, that's up to you! We've also got useful reviews of the Paris Attractions Passes (including a couple lesser-known but outstanding options) because we know you want to compare your choices and make an informed decision.
And here are some popular activity choices around Paris via our affiliate partner Tiqets.