In a mere six months, happening from July 26 to August 11, 2024, the grandeur of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be unveiled with the captivating Opening Ceremony on the illustrious river Seine. Spanning 16 days, this celebration of sports, dreams, and emotions will unfold in 35 venues across Paris, Ile-de-France, mainland France, and even overseas.
Capacity: 12,860 | Sports: Beach Volleyball | Location: Paris
At the foot of the iconic Eiffel Tower, the Eiffel Tower Stadium will host the thrilling men’s and women’s beach volleyball tournaments. Picture the Iron Lady gracefully overseeing the dynamic play of athletes before a fervent audience of over 12,000 fans. The Champ de Mars Arena nearby and the Trocadero across the Seine will echo the same stunning backdrop for judo, wrestling, and road cycling events.
Grand Palais: A Century-Old Masterpiece Welcoming Fencing and Taekwondo
Capacity: 8,000 | Sports: Fencing, Taekwondo | Location: Paris
Immerse yourself in the cultural vibe of Paris 2024 at the Grand Palais, standing next to the Champs-Élysées. Hosting exhibitions and events for over a century, this architectural marvel will witness fierce fencing and taekwondo competitions. The magnificent nave and glass roof of the Grand Palais set the stage for Olympians to chase glory in a venue as prestigious as the medals they seek.
Capacity: up to 37,000 | Sports: 3×3 Basketball, BMX Freestyle, Breaking, Skateboarding | Location: Paris
La Concorde, a square unlike any other, becomes the playground for urban sports—3×3 basketball, breaking, BMX freestyle, and skateboarding. Nestled between the Champs-Élysées and the Jardin des Tuileries, this historic square boasts the Luxor Obelisk, a 3,000-year-old monument gifted by Egypt. Experience the convergence of ancient history and modern athleticism in the heart of Paris 2024.
Capacity: 15,000 to 40,000 – event dependent | Sports: Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon | Location: Versailles
The Palace of Versailles, a symbol of French royalty and UNESCO World Heritage, transforms into an Olympic venue. Equestrian and modern pentathlon events unfold in a temporary venue set amidst the famous garden of the Palace. As marathon runners trace the route from Paris to Versailles and back, they honor the Women’s March on Versailles, a poignant moment in French history.
Capacity: 12,262 | Sport: Sailing | Location: Marseille
Away from the Parisian bustle, Marseille Marina showcases the vibrant Mediterranean coast. Sailing events unfold against the backdrop of the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Prado Beach. This venue promises not only athletic prowess but also the potential to become a hub for water-based activities, adding another layer to Marseille’s rich sporting culture.
Capacity: 600 | Sports: Surfing | Location: Teahupo’o, Tahiti, French Polynesia
In a remarkable departure from mainland France, Teahupo’o in Tahiti hosts surfing events amidst crystal-clear waters and a mountainous landscape. Famous on the World Surfing League tour, this iconic wave presents a formidable challenge even for the best surfers globally. As the Southern Hemisphere becomes the stage for Olympic glory, Teahupo’o stands as a testament to the daring spirit of the Games.
As we anticipate the unfolding spectacle of the Olympic Games Paris 2024, these extraordinary venues promise a fusion of history, athleticism, and sheer grandeur. In just six months, the world will witness the convergence of sports and iconic landmarks, creating a tapestry of memories that will linger for generations to come.