FAQ: Paris Olympic Games 2024

A little bird told us that the Olympic Games will be held in Paris this summer. What's that? You didn't know? Everyone's talking about it!

Paris will be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games for the third time in its history. From 26 July to 11 August, the city will be transformed into the world's sporting capital, bringing together athletes from all over the world for an intense competition that is sure to bring people together.

32 sports will be on the programme, including 4 new ones: breakdance, climbing, surfing and skateboarding. More than 10,500 athletes are expected, ready to break records and go for Olympic or Paralympic gold.

The competition venues will be spread over three zones: in Paris, in the Île-de-France region and throughout France. From the Stade de France and the Grand Palais to the banks of the Seine and historic sites, Paris will provide a unique and truly spectacular setting for the events.

Beyond the competition, the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be an opportunity to celebrate diversity, inclusion and solidarity. Cultural and festive events will be organised all over France to share the Olympic and Paralympic spirit with as many people as possible.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the excitement and the fever of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024!

 

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions to help you navigate this exciting period in Paris!

 

When will Paris see the changes for the Olympic Games?

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games will take place from July, 26th to August 11th, 2024. The Paralympic Games will take place from August, 28th to September, 8th.

Will it be more difficult to get around in Paris?

Traffic in Paris is bound to be disrupted. If you want to visit Paris on foot with complete peace of mind and take advantage of the cultural activities on offer, we invite you to consult the following website prepared by the City of Paris that will respond to all your questions about closures and access points: https://www.paris.fr/en

Are there security measures in place during the Olympics in Paris?

The City of Paris is adopting strict security measures such as tighter security, bag checks, body scanners, bag checks, security zones and an introduction of a ‘Pass Jeux’.

Will access to some monuments like the Sainte-Chapelle change?

Tickets for shows and monuments will still be available, but certain times and access will be modified. You will need a ‘Pass Jeux’ QR code to access the areas near the Olympic venues. Remember the security checks and plan your visits accordingly.
If our shows are affected by closures or access restrictions during this period, it will be noted on the show page.

How do I know if I need a ‘Pass Jeux’ to get into certain areas of Paris?

Some shows are located in areas that require a QR code called a ‘Pass Jeux’ to enter. This Pass Jeux is mandatory for certain areas, easy to obtain, and ensures your security to frequented areas. If you are required to have a Pass Jeux for one of our shows, we have noted it in the FAQ section on the show page.

You can also check your requirements and obtain the pass at this website: https://www.pass-jeux.gouv.fr/en/

Here is a map to see if your area requires a Pass Jeux : https://anticiperlesjeux.gouv.fr

Where can I find more information?

For the most updated information about all things during the Olympic period, we suggest you check out the following website: https://www.paris.fr/en

If you are looking for our suggestion of shows playing during the Olympics, you can read the following blog: https://www.theatreinparis.com/en/blog