Paris 2024: How to Enjoy the Games without Tickets

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Florian Hulleu / Paris 2024
© Florian Hulleu / Paris 2024

Reading time: 0 minPublished on 26 April 2024

If you weren't able to secure tickets for the 2024 Olympics, don't worry! All of France will be in Celebration mode. Jubilation, emotions, and the spirit of sharing will be on the agenda thanks to free festive events with activities and entertainment open to all. Next summer, between July 26 and August 11, and then between August 28 and September 8 for the Paralympic Games, join in the festivities and experience the joy of the games! Ask for the program!

Celebrate the Athletes at the Trocadero

Timothée Perrotin / MCI Sport
© Timothée Perrotin / MCI Sport

Throughout the Games, large celebration zones will enliven Paris and its iconic sites. From July 29th to August 10th, head to the foot of the Eiffel Tower, in the aptly named Champions Park. Sports fans from around the world can celebrate there, sharing in the excitement of medal-winning athletes. On the majestic esplanade of Trocadéro, for the first time in the history of the Games, all the medalists will come to meet the public every day in a place accessible to everyone (from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm). On the agenda, parades of the previous day's medalists and live broadcasts of the day's Olympic finals... In the heart of Paris, in this open-air arena, we can all share in the excitement together. Artistic and cultural performances will also be on the program to make Champions Park a festive experience

Sightseeing in Paris During the Games

Let it be known! With or without tickets, the Ancillary Events around the  2024 Olympics will infuse Paris with the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic celebrations. Following the opening ceremony on the Seine, which sets the stage for magnificent strolls through the City of Light, the river and its canals will serve as a common thread, from the reinvented Bassin de la Villette reminiscent of Paris Plage to the Canal Saint-Martin. In each district, iconic locations will don the colors of the games, offering free, family-friendly festivities for all. Among the must-see sites, the Paris of the Hôtel de Ville and its Club 2024 will stand as the grand Olympic village, featuring two giant screens, dining areas, a stunning view of the Seine, and playgrounds starting from July 14th, the day of the Olympic flame's arrival. In total, approximately 23 sites across Paris (including the Académie du Climat, Parc Rives de Seine, Arènes de Lutèce, Parc Monceau...) are poised to welcome supporters from around the world to mini fan zones that are both convivial and festive, remaining open until the conclusion of the Paralympic Games."

Get Together at Club France the Parc de la Villette

Timothée Perrotin / MCI Sport
© Timothée Perrotin / MCI Sport

On July 27th, following the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Club France will open its doors at Parc de la Villette, nestled under its Grand Halle, just a stone's throw away from the Canal Saint-Martin. Until September 8th, this hub for French athletes will pulsate with the heartbeat of the French team and all those who support them. French achievements will be celebrated here, welcoming supporters from all nations. During the Olympic and Paralympic Games, over 700,000 people are expected to gather to watch the performances of the 900 French athletes on giant screens, alongside former Olympic and Paralympic champions  to celebrate the day's medalists dawning the French blue, white and red colors. Club France will also serve as a venue for the public to discover new sports, and experiences, thanks to the presence of sports federations. Many National Olympic and Paralympic Committees from around the world will offer free initiations and demonstrations. During the Games, Parc de la Villette in its entirety, with its follies, pavilions, and vast lawns, will be experienced as a grand open-air sports arena.

Discover the Canal Saint-Denisl and Beyond

The Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games will also be an opportunity to discover the Greater Paris area. This summer, the fully renovated Canal Saint-Denis will become the link between the Olympic and Paralympic sites, from the Club France at La Villette to the Stade de France and the Olympic Aquatic Center in Saint-Denis. With celebrations near the Stade de France, a sustainable development-themed village in Aubervilliers, and an artistic and sporting procession along the right bank of the Canal Saint-Denis, spectators of all ages, ticketless visitors, and residents will be able to share in the excitement of the Games. As the main meeting point for the Games in Seine-Saint-Denis, Parc Georges-Valbon in La Courneuve will also offer the opportunity to experience the Olympic adventure on a grand scale, surrounded by greenery, with giant screens, concerts, sports activities (canoeing, sailing, climbing walls...), and even a skyliner to discover Seine-Saint-Denis from 80 meters high.

Experience the Games everywhere in France at the Clubs 2024

J.P Donnot / L'un&l'Autre
© J.P Donnot / L'un&l'Autre

Why not take advantage of the Paris Games to explore France, with its beautiful regions, cities, and picturesque villages? The Games will never be far away, as 200 Clubs 2024 will open all over France from July 25th, offering countless ways to experience the event! These Clubs 2024 will provide free access to events on giant screens and opportunities to meet athletes. Beyond screenings, there will be numerous sports activities and initiations, as well as dining and relaxation in a 'guinguette' spirit. This will showcase the French way of life, gastronomy, and local expertise. Concerts, shows, and encounters with artists will also be part of the experience

Check Out the Map for the Paris 2024 Games

Why not take advantage of the Paris Games to explore France, with its beautiful regions, cities, and picturesque villages? The Games will never be far away, as 200 Clubs 2024 will open all over France from July 25th, offering countless ways to experience the event! These Clubs 2024 will provide free access to events on giant screens and opportunities to meet athletes. Beyond screenings, there will be numerous sports activities and initiations, as well as dining and relaxation in a 'guinguette' spirit. This will showcase the French way of life, gastronomy, and local expertise. Concerts, shows, and encounters with artists will also be part of the experience

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