How to get around Paris during the Olympics

Posted by Josh on 25th Jun 2024 in the blog in the category

As the most popular tourist destination in the world, Paris is a hectic place at the quietest of times. But it will be especially busy during the Olympic Games, which are returning to the French capital for the first time in a hundred years in July and August this year. Having a guide on where to go - and how to get there - will place you well ahead of the crowd.

Whether you’ve got a ticket, or just happen to be where all the buzz is happening, this is your ultimate guide to getting around Paris during the Olympics this summer.

Below you’ll find a list of all the venues in Paris that will be hosting events, as well as the sports that will be played there and useful directions for how to get there. Note that this list only includes events happening within Paris, and does not include the events taking place during the Paralympics from 28 August - 8 September.

The football events will take place at multiple stadiums, which you can see here.

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Saint-Denis

Centre Aquatique de Saint-Denis

What's on

Water-polo (27 July - 4 Aug)
Artistic swimming (5 -7 Aug, 9-10 Aug)
Diving (27, 29, 31 July, 02, 05-10 Aug)

How to get there


RER

  • "Stade de France Saint-Denis" stop: RER D + 1.2 km walk

Metro

  • Stop "Saint-Denis-Pleyel" Metro 14 + 1.5 km walk

Car

  • Rue Ahmed Boughera el Ouafi - 93200 Saint-Denis
  • 221 Avenue du Président Wilson - 93200 Saint-Denis
  • 10 Boulevard Anatole France - 93200 Saint-Denis
  • Cours du Ru de Montfort, Cité du Franc Moisin – 93200 Saint-Denis


Arena Paris Nord


What's on


Boxing (27 July - 4 Aug)
Modern Pentathlon (8 Aug)

How to get there


Train

  • "Parc des Expositions" stop: RER B + 300m walk


Stade de France

What's on

Athletics (2-11 Aug)
Rugby Sevens (24-25 July, 27-30 Aug)
Closing Ceremony (11 Aug)

How to get there



Train

  • "Stade de France Saint-Denis" stop: RER D + 900 m walk
  • Stop "La Plaine Stade de France": RER B + 600 m walk to reach the site
  • "Saint-Denis" stop: Line H + 1.3 km walk

Metro

  • "Saint-Denis-Pleyel" stop: Metro 14 + 1.2 km walk
  • "Front Populaire" stop: Metro 12 + 1.7 km walk
  • "Saint-Denis Porte de Paris" stop: Metro 13 + 300 m walk


Car

  • 10 Boulevard Anatole France - 93200 St-Denis
  • Cours du Ru de Montfort - 93200 St-Denis
  • Rue Ahmed Boughera el Ouafi - 93200 St-Denis


Site d'escalade bourget

What's on

Sport Climbing (5-10 Aug)

How to get there


Train

  • "Le Bourget" stop: RER B + 800 m walk
  • "Le Bourget" stop: T11 + 900 m walk

Car

  • Rue Anizan Cavillon - 93350 Le Bourget
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Versailles

Palace of Versailles

What's on

Modern pentathlon (9-11 Aug)
Equestrian sports (27 July - 5 Aug)

How to get there


Train/Bus

  • "Versailles Rive Droite" stop: Line L towards Versailles, then free Paris 2024 bus dedicated to spectators or 40 minutes walk to reach the site
  • "Versailles-Chantiers" stop: RER C towards Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines or Versailles Chantiers / Line N / U, then free Paris 2024 bus dedicated to spectators or 50 minutes on foot to reach the site
  • "Versailles-Château" stop: RER C towards Versailles Château Rive Gauche, then free Paris 2024 bus dedicated to spectators or 40 minutes on foot to reach the site

Shuttles are available from these stations to the venues

Elancourt

Elancourt hill

What's on

Mountain Bike (28-29 July)

How to get there


Train/Bus

  • "Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines" stop: Line N from Paris towards Rambouillet / Line U from Paris towards La Verrière / RER C from Paris towards Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, then free Paris 2024 bus dedicated to spectators to reach the site

Car

  • Stade du collège La Clef de Saint-Pierre - 78990 Elancourt (access via the Mail de l'Europe)
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Paris centre

Arena Bercy

What's on


Basketball (6-11 Aug)
Artistic Gymnastics (27 July - 5 Aug)
Trampoline Gymnastics (2 Aug)

How to get there


Train

  • "Gare de Lyon" stop: RER A / RER D / Train R / Metro 1, then 1.1 km walk to reach the site

Metro

  • "Bercy" stop: Metro 6 / 14, entrance to the site in the immediate vicinity of the metro exit

Car

  • Rue de Bercy - 75012 Paris


Arena Champ-de-Mars

What's on

Judo (27 July - 3 Aug)
Wrestling (5 - 11 Aug)

How to get there


Metro

  • "La Motte-Picquet - Grenelle" stop: Metro 6/8, + 400 m walk
  • "Ségur" stop: Metro 10 + 800 m

Car

  • Boulevard de Grenelle - near rue du Laos - 75015 Paris


Arena Paris Sud

What's on

Weightlifting (7-11 Aug)
Handball (25 July, 27 July - 4 Aug)
Table Tennis (27 July - 10 Aug)
Volleyball (27 July - 11 Aug)

How to get there


Metro

  • "Porte de Vanves" stop: Metro 13, then 1.4 km to reach the site
  • "Balard" stop: Metro 8, then 750 m walk to reach the site
  • "Porte de Versailles" stop: Metro 12, then 150 m walk to reach the site

Tram

  • "Georges Brassens" stop: T3a, then 700 m walk to reach the site

Car

  • Avenue Albert Bartholomé - 75015 Paris


Arena Porte de la Chapelle

What's on


Badminton (27 July - 5 Aug)
Rhythmic Gymnastics (8-10 Aug)

How to get there


Train

  • "Rosa Parks" stop: RER E, + 1.2 km walk


Tram/Metro

  • "Porte de la Chapelle" stop: T3b / Metro 12 + 300 m walk

Car

  • Boulevard Ney - 75018 Paris


Grand Palais

What's on

Fencing (27 July - 4 Aug)
Taekwondo (7-10 Aug)

How to get there


Train

  • "Invalides" stop: RER C + 400 m walk

Metro

  • "Franklin D. Roosevelt" stop: Metro 1 + 450 m walk
  • "Invalides" stop: Metro 8 / 13 + 600 m walk

Closure of the Pont Alexandre III:

  • For fencing: The Alexandre III bridge will not be usable on July 27 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., on July 28, 29, 30 and 31 until 1 p.m. and on August 3 and 4 until 1 p.m. On these slots, you will need to go over the Concorde bridge to reach the site from the left bank.
  • For Taekwondo: The Alexandre III bridge will not be usable on August 7, 8 and 9 until 12:30 p.m. On these slots, you will need to go over the Concorde bridge to reach the site from the left bank.

Car

  • Avenue des Champs-Elysées - close to the Franklin D. Roosevelt metro stop - 75008 Paris
  • Quai d'Orsay - from Rue Malar to Rue Surcouf - 75007 Paris
  • Rue de Rivoli - from Rue des Pyramides to Rue de l'Echelle -75001 Paris


Invalides


What's on

Athletics (marathon) (10-11 Aug)
Archery (25 July, 28 July - 4 Aug)

How to get there

Train

  • "Invalides" stop: RER C + 100 m walk

Metro

  • "Invalides" stop: Metro 13 + 450 m walk
  • "La Tour Maubourg" stop: Metro 8 + 850 m walk
  • "Assemblée Nationale" stop: Metro 12 + 700 m walk

Closure of the Pont Alexandre III:

  • For Athletics: The Pont des Invalides and the Pont Alexandre III will not be traversable on foot.
  • For Archery: The Alexandre III bridge will not be usable on July 28, 29, 30 and 31 until 1 p.m. and on August 3 and 4 until 1 p.m. The Pont des Invalides will not be usable on 28 and 29 August, as well as on 3 and 4 August until 9:45 am.

Car

  • Quai d'Orsay - from Rue Malar to Rue Surcouf - 75007 Paris
  • Avenue des Champs-Elysées - close to the Franklin D. Roosevelt metro stop - 75008 Paris


La Concorde

What's on

3x3 Basketball (30 July - 5 Aug)
Breaking (9-10 Aug)
BMX Freestyle (30-31 Aug)
Skateboarding (Street and Park) (27-28 July, 6-7 Aug)

How to get there


Train

  • "Auber" stop: RER A, then 1000 m walk to reach the site
  • "Musée d'Orsay" stop: RER C, then 1,150 m walk to reach the site

Metro

  • "Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre" stop: Metro 1/7 + 600 m walk
  • "Madeleine" stop: Metro 8 / 12 / 14 + 450 m walk
  • "Franklin D.Roosevelt" stop: Metro 9 + 700 m walk

It will not be possible to access the competition site from the "Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre" stop on August 3 and 4. For these days, it is recommended that Metro 1 passengers get off at "Franklin D. Roosevelt" and those on Metro 7 get off at "Opéra".

Car

  • Place de la Madeleine - 75008 Paris
  • Rue de Rivoli - from Rue des Pyramides to Rue de l'Echelle -75001 Paris
  • Avenue des Champs-Elysées - close to the Franklin D. Roosevelt metro stop - 75008 Paris
  • Quai d'Orsay - from Rue Malar to Rue Surcouf - 75007 Paris


Alexandre III Bridge

What's on

Marathon Swimming (8-9 Aug)
Road Cycling (27 July)
Triathlon (30-31 July, 5 Aug)

How to get there


Metro

  • Stop "Franklin D.Roosvelt": Metro 1/9 + 700 m walk

Train/Metro

  • "Invalides" stop: RER C / Metro 13/8 + 650 m walk

The Pont des Invalides and the Pont Alexandre III will not be usable.

  • If your ticket says Grandstand B: choose the Franklin D.Roosvelt stop.
  • If your ticket says Grandstand C, D, E, F, G or H: choose the Invalides stop

Triathlon:

Train

  • "Pont de l'Alma" stop: RER C + 850 m walk to reach the site

Train/Metro

  • "Invalides" stop: RER C / Metro 13/8 + 200 m walk to reach the site

Metro

  • Stop "Franklin D.Roosvelt": Metro 1/9 +700 m walk to reach the site

The Pont des Invalides and the Pont Alexandre III will not be usable.

  • If your ticket says Grandstand A: choose the Invalides stop.
  • If your ticket says Grandstand B: opt for the Franklin D.Roosvelt or Pont de l'Alma stop.

Please bear in mind some streets may be inaccessible to pedestrians

Road cycling: time trial (27 July):

Train

  • "Pont de l'Alma" stop: RER C + 800 m walk

Train/Metro

  • "Invalides" stop: RER C / Metro 13/8 + 650 m walk

Metro

  • "Assemblée Nationale" stop: Metro 12 + 600 m walk
  • "La Tour Maubourg" stop: Metro 8 + 700 m walk

Car

  • Quai d'Orsay - from Rue Malar to Rue Surcouf - 75007 Paris
  • Avenue des Champs-Elysées - close to the Franklin D. Roosevelt metro stop - 75008 Paris


Stade Roland Garros

What's on

Boxing (6-10 Aug)
Tennis (27 July - 4 Aug)

How to get there


Boxing from 06 to 08 August and Tennis from 29 to 31 July and from 01 to 04 August:

Train/Bus

  • "Avenue Foch" stop: RER C, then free Paris 2024 bus

Metro/Tram

  • "Porte Dauphine" stop: Metro 2 / T3b, then free Paris 2024 bus

Metro

  • "Porte de Saint-Cloud" stop: Metro 9 + 1.2 km walk
  • "Porte d'Auteuil" stop: Metro 10 + 600 m walk

Boxing on August 09 and 10 and Tennis on July 27, 28, 30 and August 02 and 03:

Train/Bus

  • "Avenue Foch" stop: RER C, then free Paris 2024 bus to reach the site

Metro/Tram

  • "Porte Dauphine" stop: Metro 2 / T3b, then free Paris 2024 bus to reach the site

Metro

  • "Porte d'Auteuil" stop: Metro 10 + 600 m walk

Car

  • Avenue de Saint-Cloud - 75016 Paris
  • Avenue du Général Sarrail - 75016 Paris


Eiffel Tower Stadium

What's on

Beach Volleyball (27 July - 10 Aug)

How to get there

Train

  • "Pont de l'Alma" stop: RER C + 950 m walk
  • "Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel" stop: RER C + 600 m walk

Metro

  • "Alma-Marceau" stop: Metro 9 + 1.25 km walk
  • "Bir-Hakeim" stop: Metro 6 + 800 m walk

Car

  • Boulevard de Grenelle - near rue St Saëns - 75015 Paris
  • Boulevard de Grenelle - near rue du Laos - 75015 Paris


Trocadero

What's on

Athletics (walking) (1 Aug)

How to get there


Train

  • "Pont de l'Alma" stop: RER C + 1,100 m walk

Metro

  • "Iéna" stop: Metro 9 + 550 m walk

Road Cycling - Road Race (3-4 Aug)

Train

  • "Pont de l'Alma" stop: RER C + 1,100 m walk to reach the site

Train/Metro

  • "Charles-de-Gaulle Etoile" stop: RER A / Metro 1 / 2 / 6 + 1,600 m walk to reach the site

Metro

  • "Iéna" stop: Metro 9 + 550 m walk to reach the site
  • "Trocadero" stop: Metro 6 / 9 + 260 m walk to reach the site

Car

  • Allée Maria Callas -near the Place du Trocadéro- 75016 Paris
  • Boulevard de Grenelle near rue St Saëns - 75015 Paris
  • Boulevard de Grenelle near rue du Laos - 75015 Paris


Paris La Défense

What's on

Swimming (27 July - 4 Aug)
Water Polo (5 - 11 Aug)

How to get there


Train

  • Stop "Nanterre-préfecture: RER A, then 515 m walk to reach the site

Train/Metro

  • "La Défense" stop: RER A / metro 1 / Line L / Line U / T2, then 650 m walk to reach the site

Car

  • Place Nelson Mandela - 92000 Nanterre

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