Paris Olympic Games 2024: Everything you need to know to enjoy your trip to France

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Reading time: 0 minPublished on 15 March 2024, updated on 3 May 2024

For the first time since 1924, Paris is preparing to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. From 26 July 2024 and for 45 days, the City of Light and the whole of France will be celebrating this global event, bringing together 10,500 athletes and 4,400 para-athletes. The 13 million ticket holders who have gone on sale will be in for a spectacular and emotional time. Provided they have planned ahead. Buying tickets, accommodation, transport... We tell you everything you need to know to enjoy a hassle-free competition.

10 million tickets for sale on a single website

If you're eagerly anticipating the 2024 Olympics and wish to attend any of the events, it's important to exercise caution. Only purchase tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Paris 2024 from the official website official website , which follows a strict and monitored procedure. The “Official Ticketing of the Paris 2024 Games” is an exclusive, 100% digital, and secure platform operated by the Paris 2024 Organizing Committee, catering to spectators worldwide. Avoid purchasing tickets through any other sales channels. Be wary of third-party websites offering tickets and report any such scams on the Signal Conso Platform for consumer fraud. If you're a fraud victim, file a preliminary complaint with the police Pré-Plainte.

Important information: Beware of purchasing tickets or packages outside of official channels, you run the risk of paying a significantly higher price than the face value, buying a counterfeit or electronically resold ticket, and being denied access to Olympic venues. Consider yourself warned: Paris 2024 will not issue any refunds in case of fraud.

Hospitality Options

In addition to individual tickets, there is an official program called “Hospitality Paris 2024” offering packages open to all. These packages guarantee tickets to attend the majority of Olympic sporting events, combined with access to hospitality services on competition sites or in the heart of cities (accommodation, transportation, gastronomy, tourist activities, etc.). Hospitality offers and Paris 2024 travel packages are available on a dedicated official and secure website, as well as through a global network of sub-distributors established by On Location, the official hospitality provider, in collaboration with Paris 2024 and its official hospitality program.

Important information: The unauthorized sale or resale of tickets and packages by actors at retail points or on websites outside of official channels is a crime according to French law (Article 313.6.2 of the Penal Code).

10 million tickets and a strict schedule

The lottery for the sale of individual tickets closed on April 20, 2023. Since May 9, 48-hour purchase slots are gradually being sent by email only to the lucky winners drawn in the lottery. If you have registered for the lottery in this phase, regularly check your email inbox (including your spam folder). The lucky winners will receive a message two days before their designated purchase slot with a limk to access the sale. Be wary of any other solicitations (such as contests with tickets as prizes or invitations sent by email), as they would be illegal.

Important information:

After an initial phase dedicated to the sale of packages, a second phase for individual tickets started on May 11, 2023. All of the events of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are available for purchase including all the iconic finals, not to mention tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies.

  • Since sales are happening in real-time, it’s best to log in at the beginning of your allocated 48-hour slot to maximize your chances of getting the desired tickets. In case of unforeseen circumstances preventing you from attending the reserved events, it will be possible to resell your tickets, but only on the dedicated official platform. A tab will be added to facilitate ticket resale. Please note that any resale outside this circuit is strictly prohibited.

  • A final chance to take part in the 2024 Olympic Games will be offered at the end of 2023, for individual sales without a draw, but on a "first come, first served" basis.

  • In addition, sales of the 3.4 million tickets for the Para Olympic Games (August 28 to September 8) will take place in autumn 2023.

Let's discuss accommodation options for the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games

Whether you've secured tickets for the events or are simply traveling to France to be at the center of the action, finding suitable accommodation in Paris or other host cities should be a top priority. It's wise to plan ahead as the Olympic Games period (July 26th to August 11th, August 28th to September 8th for the Paralympic Games) coincides with France's peak summer season, which is in high demand. You have a range of options including bed and breakfast, hotels, luxury palaces, youth hostels, furnished apartments, campgrounds, or mobile homes. To secure accommodation, you can contact the Paris Tourism Office, go through a real estate rental agency, or explore specialized websites.

Important information: The star rating system for hotels can vary from one country to another. A 3-star hotel in France may not correspond to the criteria of a 3-star hotel in another country… To check the rating of your accommodation, consult the dedicated platform published by Atout France, the French tourism development agency, also the publisher of France.en. By booking a Travel package or Hospitality package, you may have accommodation included. These Travel packages can be found on the Hospitality Travel Packages website.

Coming to France requires planning!

Regardless of the mode of transportation chosen to come France, make sure to complete the necessary formalities. To find out if a visa is required for your stay in France, simply provide some information on the official website for visas to France: France-Visas. Beware of fake administrative websites! Do not be fooled by the use of the Marianne logo or the colors blue-white-red: some fake sites may mimic official websites. It’s essential to verify the website’s internet address: official French administration URLs end with “.gouv.fr” or “fr” and never with “.gouv.org”, “gouv.com” or “-gouv.fr”. Please note that a website in “.fr” does not guarantee its official status.

For more information on the 2024 Olympics read: The Paris Olympics: on track for 2024!

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