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Olympics in Paris 2024: where to stay and what to do between competitions?

Paris is one of the most visited tourist cities in the world. This year, the capital of France will host the Summer Olympic Games for the first time in 100 years. More than 15 million tourists are expected to visit the city. Find out what to do and see between races and where to stay in Paris to be in the heart of the action

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For the third time in its history, Paris will host the Olympic Games. The competition will be held this summer, from July 26 to August 11, 2024. Sports lovers from all over the world will flock to the dreamy capital of France.

The Games will be held in more than 30 locations in and around Paris, including temporary open-air arenas located near Paris landmarks, historic stadiums such as Roland Garros, and purpose-built centers in the suburbs (such as the Olympic Aquatic Centre).

Between spectacular competitions, tourists will be able to enjoy local sights, learn the history and culture of France.

Where to stay during the 2024 Olympics and what can a tourist do between competitions? Detailed guide further.


What can a tourist do and see in Paris during the Olympic Games?


Sights that a tourist should visit in Paris:


- Eiffel Tower

When you think of Paris, the first thing that comes to mind is the Eiffel Tower. The symbol of the French capital will continue to receive tourists during the competition. Also, this amazing building offers a fantastic panoramic view of the city. Beach volleyball competitions will be held at the temporary stadium near the monument.


- Triumphal Arch

Not far from the Eiffel Tower is the Arc de Triomphe - a landmark that impresses with its history, architecture and scenery.


- Champs Elysees

Champs Elysees has the title of "the most beautiful boulevard in the world." It is visited by 300,000 people every day, so make sure to visit it during your stay in Paris. Various activities are held on the avenue, both during the day and at night. Champs Elysées is also one of the most famous shopping streets in Paris. You will find many luxury and designer products. Shop Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Chloe, Céline, Hermès and many more.


Also, while walking around Paris, don't miss the Île de la Cité in the center of the city and enjoy the views of Notre Dame de Paris. For an artistic atmosphere, head to Montmartre or the Sacre-Coeur district.


A cruise on the Seine is the best way to see Paris during the Olympic Games


A cruise on the Seine during the Olympic Games in Paris is the perfect way to see the sights of Paris and experience its history. From aboard one of the boats, you will see the most beautiful monuments of the city: the Eiffel Tower, the Grand Palais, the Conciergerie and the Notre Dame Cathedral. There is also a wonderful view of some Olympic facilities from the Seine. During the cruise, the guide will tell you all about the history of the city. As this is a popular tourist attraction, we recommend booking your ticket in advance.


Museums of Paris


Paris is known for its rich history. Therefore, while you are here, be sure to visit the Louvre Museum, walk through its 400 rooms and admire 35,000 works of art. During the Olympic Games, the Richelieu Gallery of the Louvre will host the exhibition "L'Olympisme: Modern Invention, Ancient Heritage".

Also, while in the city, visit:

- Musée d'Orsay to see the collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists;

- Georges Pompidou National Center of Art and Culture;

- Orangery Museum in the Tuileries Garden.


Marathon Pour Tous


The Olympic Games are the perfect time to try your hand at sports. So take part in the Marathon Pour Tous, where you can test your endurance on the same course as the Olympic athletes. The competition will take place on August 11, the duration of the race is 42 kilometers. This is a unique event that should not be missed if you are a true sports fan.


Where to stay in Paris during the 2024 Olympics?


The choice of accommodation in Paris during the Olympics mainly depends on your budget.


Central part of Paris


If the budget allows, choose hotels and apartments in the heart of Paris. Living here, you will have easy access to the main Olympic facilities in Paris. It is best to stay in one of these places:

- District of the House of Invalids, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, near the Esplanade, one of the Olympic facilities.

- Gros Cailleux district, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, near the Eiffel Tower stadium and the Champ de Mars arena.

- Champs-Élysées, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, near the Concorde stadium, the Alexandre III bridge or the Grand Palais Olympic complex.


Hotels near Saint-Germain-des-Prés


Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the most famous districts of Paris, which is located a little further from the center. Renting a hotel or apartment in Saint-Germain-des-Prés is the perfect balance. You will be able to visit the Olympic facilities, as well as enjoy the beauty of Paris.


Outside the central part of Paris


The outlying areas of Paris are not as popular as the center, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't stop here. The main advantage of staying here is that hotels are much cheaper than in the central part of Paris. The Olympic facilities can be easily reached by metro. Most travelers stay in one of these places:

- The 10th arrondissement of Paris is a lively area both day and night, close to Gare du Nord and Gare du Nord.

- The 12th arrondissement of Paris is a lively area near the Stade Bercy.

- The 15th arrondissement of Paris is a cultural and friendly district of the city. It is located near Stade Pierre Coubertin, Porte de Versailles and Parc des Princes.

- The 18th arrondissement of Paris is probably the most famous. People come here to live the bohemian life of Montmartre. The Olympic Stadium can be reached by metro.

- The 19th arrondissement of Paris is one of the cheapest areas of the city. You can find a hotel or apartment for a reasonable price.


This summer, tourists in Paris will be able not only to see the main attractions, but also to attend numerous sports competitions and thematic events. Therefore, book a hotel and go on a fantastic journey.






Daria Rogova, Head of Insurance at Visit World


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