This Is Your Last Chance To Get Tickets For The Paris 2024 Olympics

By Charlie Colville

2 months ago

How to bag your tickets for the Olympic Games


Heading to Paris next year for the 2024 Olympics – or planning to? If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to bagging tickets, you’re in the right place. Below, we’ve explained how you can get your hands on tickets for Olympic events (as well as what to do between the games to keep the energy going throughout your visit).

The Ultimate Guide To The Paris 2024 Olympics

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Can You Still Get Tickets?

More than 25,000 new tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympics have gone on sale today, 17 April, to mark the 100-day countdown. Tickets are on sale via the official ticketing website, with half on offer for €100 or less, and almost 20,000 on sale for €24. This is the final ticket release. You can browse the tickets still available for purchase at tickets.paris2024.org

When Are The Paris 2024 Olympics?

The next Olympic Games will be held in Paris from Friday 26 July to Sunday 11 August 2024. This will the third time Paris has hosted the Summer Games, with the last editions being held in 1924 and 1900.

Where Will The Paris Olympics Take Place?

While primarily taking place in Paris, the Games will be held across 35 venues in France. The four main venues (or zones, as they are otherwise called) will be the Grand Paris zone, the Paris Centre zone, the Versaille zone and the Outer zone.

The Olympics

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Paris

In the capital itself, Paris’s landmarks will be transformed into sporting arenas, with 15 Olympic sites and 21 Olympic sports as well as 11 Paralympic sites and 14 Paralympic sports located in the city.

Grand Paris Zone

  • Stade de France – Opening and closing ceremonies, rugby and athletics
  • Stade Olympique Colombes Yves-du-Manoir – Hockey
  • Arena 92 – Swimming, water polo
  • La Chapelle Arena – Badminton, gymnastics
  • Saint-Denis – Water polo, diving, artistic swimming
  • Le Borget – Shooting, sport climbing

Paris Centre Zone

  • Parc des Princes – Football
  • Stade Roland Garros – Boxing, tennis
  • Paris expo Porte de Versailles – Indoor volleyball, basketball, table tennis, weightlifting
  • Paris-Bercy Arena – Artistic gymnastics and trampoline, basketball
  • Place de la Concorde – 3×3 basketball, breakdancing, BMX freestyle, skateboarding
  • Pont d’Iéna – Marathon swimming, marathon, race walk, cycling road race and time trial, triathlon
  • Champ de Mars – Beach volleyball
  • Grand Palais Éphémère – Judo, wrestling
  • Les Invalides – Archery

Idle-De-France Region

Splaying out of Paris, further events will take place in Les Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-et-Marne and Seine-Saint-Denis – the latter of which will be home to the Olympic and Paralympic Village, the Media Village and six sports.

Versaille Zone

  • Château de Versailles – Equestrian, modern pentathlon
  • Le Golf National – Golf
  • Élancourt Hill – Mountain biking
  • Vélodrome de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines – Track cycling, BMX, modern pentathlon (fencing)

France & Beyond

The Games’s football tournament will be played at six stadiums in other regions across France: Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Marseille. The final phases of the handball events will also take place in Lille, and sailing will head south to Marseille. France will also be making use of its overseas territories, with the surfing competition heading to the Teahupo’o site in Tahiti.

Outer Zone

  • Stade Pierre-Mauroy – Handball
  • National Olympic Stadium of Île-de-France – Rowing, Canoe-Kayak
  • Stade Vélodrome – Football
  • Parc Olympique Lyonnais – Football
  • Parc de Princes – Football
  • Stade Matmut Atlantique – Football
  • Allianz Riviera – Football
  • Stade de la Beaujoire – Football
  • Port de la Pointe Rouge – Sailing
  • Debarcadere Teahupo’o – Surfing
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What Are The Olympics?

The Summer Olympic Games, also known as the Olympics, is a global sporting event held every four years. The host city switches every four years, with the first edition of the games taking place in Athens, Greece, and the most recent taking place in Tokyo, Japan.

Which Sports Will Be At The 2024 Olympics?

As per tradition, the Summer Olympics is made up of 28 ‘core’ sports, with up to six additional sports added to each edition of the games selected by the Organising Committee. The Paris Olympics is set to feature 32 sports, with 329 events in total – with the brand new addition of breaking (aka breakdancing, the Summer Olympics’ first ever dancesport), joining the new sports we saw at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo: sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding. Japan also added baseball and softball to the 2020 Summer Olympics, but both bat sports have been dropped for 2024. You can find out more about the individual events at paris2024.org.

Can You Watch From Home?

Yes, live coverage of the Olympics will be broadcasted across all BBC channels in the UK, with all events available to stream on the BBC website and on BBC iPlayer.

Those without access to the BBC can also catch the games via subscription to Eurosport or Discovery+.

Eiffel Tower at sunset in Paris

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What To Do In Paris, Besides Watch The Games

Stuck for ideas? Read on for some suggestions, or check out our ultimate guide to holidaying in Paris here.

Stay The Night

If you’re going to the Olympics, you might as well make a holiday out of it. Here you’ll find some of the best hotels to book in the city – although we will warn you, once you check in, you won’t want to check out…

Relax Between Games

Need a break from the adrenaline? Put your feet up and take some time to decompress at one of the city’s fabulous day spas, guaranteed to leave you feeling at least 10 times more relaxed than when you stepped in. We’ve compiled some of our favourite Parisian day spas here.

Tuck Into French Cuisine

All that cheering is bound to work up an appetite. Fill up on some authentic French cuisine at one of these fantastic restaurants in Paris, listed here for your ease.

Get Sustainable

There are a number of eco-focused things to do in the city during your stay, from renting electric bikes and exploring vintage markets to taking a green river cruise. See our picks of the best activities here.

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