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Guide to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games: The Memorable Experience from Hotel Le Littré

  • 12/06/2024
  • Events, In Paris

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are in France this year!

The Olympic Games, a symbol of unity, competition, and excellence, are set to illuminate the City of Lights during the summer of 2024.

With a rich history dating back to Ancient Greece, the Olympic Games are far more than just a sporting event; they represent a global celebration of humanity, where athletes from all nations converge to compete in events of strength, endurance, and skill. In the summer of 2024, Paris will have the honor of hosting this extraordinary event, offering a unique platform for athletic excellence, cultural diversity, and innovation.

In this article, we have gathered all the essential information and organizational details necessary to ensure your stay is as smooth as possible.

Hotel Le Littré: Your Preferred Destination for the 2024 Olympics

In the excitement of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, a crucial question arises: where to stay to fully experience the Olympic spirit while enjoying luxury and comfort? Look no further than Hotel Le Littré.

Nestled in the heart of the City of Light, close to the main Olympic venues, Hotel Le Littré embodies French elegance. Our establishment seamlessly combines modern comfort with classic charm, offering sumptuous rooms and a varied, comprehensive breakfast. After an intense day, you can even relax in our private sauna.

Hotel Le Littré is committed to providing you with a smooth experience, especially for your transportation to various sporting events. With metro stations near the hotel (Lines 4, 6, 12, and 13), you can effortlessly and swiftly reach the Olympic events, ensuring a stress-free journey.

The schedule of Olympic competitions in the French capital

First of all, here are the key dates to remember:

Starting on July 26, 2024, the Olympic Games will kick off with the opening ceremony, bringing together nearly 10,500 athletes for a spectacular parade of 160 boats on the Seine in Paris. The competition will conclude on August 11.

As for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games, they will take place from August 28 to September 8.

Explore the Olympic event venues located near our Hotel Le Littré:

  • Basketball 3×3: July 30 to August 5 at La Concorde
  • BMX Freestyle: July 30 to 31 at La Concorde
  • Breaking Dance: August 9 to 10 at La Concorde
  • Road Cycling: July 27 to August 4 at Pont d’Iéna – Invalides & Pont Alexandre III
  • Fencing: July 25 to August 4 at the Grand Palais
  • Judo: July 27 to August 3 at the Champ de Mars Arena
  • Wrestling: August 5 to 11 at the Champ de Mars Arena
  • Marathon Swimming: August 8 to 9 at Pont Alexandre III
  • Skateboarding: July 27 to August 7 at La Concorde
  • Archery: July 25 to August 4 at Les Invalides
  • Triathlon: July 30 to August 5 at Pont Alexandre III
  • Beach Volleyball: July 27 to August 10 at the Eiffel Tower

Practical Tips for Visitors to the Paris Olympic Games

During this period of the Olympic Games, traffic will nonetheless be heavily disrupted in the capital, with many parking restrictions and roads closed for logistical and security reasons.

Regarding the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 games, here is the map that will help you better understand and optimize your travel.

From July 18th to July 26th: (Map above)

Gray Zones: Access only for pedestrians and cyclists with a QR Code pass. No vehicles allowed.

Red Zones: Free circulation for pedestrians and cyclists. No vehicles allowed.


On the day of the Ceremony, July 26th: (Map above)

Gray Zones: Access only for ticket holders and residents. Cyclists and vehicles are not allowed.

Red Zones: Motorized traffic will be prohibited. Pedestrians and cyclists can move freely.

To find out in detail about the travel modifications for the Olympics, we invite you to explore this interactive map:

While some areas of Paris will be subject to significant access restrictions to ensure the safety and smooth running of the Games, the city is making every effort to make public transportation as accessible as possible for spectators and residents. However, it is advisable to plan your trips in advance and prioritize non-motorized modes of transportation in regulated areas.

Regarding walking, a QR Code will be required and mandatory to pass through the security perimeter around the opening ceremony venue. Open since May 13th, this means you can now register to obtain your pass to move along the Seine and around the Arc de Triomphe, from July 18th to 26th, the week leading up to the opening ceremony. The Île de la Cité, Île Saint Louis, Pont d’Austerlitz, and Trocadéro are also affected.

This QR Code is useful for residents, workers, visitors with a ticket for the Olympics, individuals with a cultural appointment, a judicial summons, or a medical appointment. Expect to justify your status with, for example, proof of residence, an employment contract, or your ticket for the opening ceremony. A photo and an identity card will also be required.

After the opening ceremony on July 26th, the security perimeter subject to the QR code will only concern the surroundings of the Olympic venues. Traffic should be less restrictive.

To obtain your QR Code, go here.

Changes and closures of public transportation stations

Regarding public transportation specifics, several changes are to be expected. Indeed, higher than normal attendance is anticipated by the city of Paris, particularly around the busiest competition venues such as Champ de Mars, Place de la Concorde, Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est, Stade de France, Stade Roland Garros, and finally Parc des Princes.

Here are the Metro and Tram stations that are closed or will close during the Olympics:

  • Champs-Elysées – Clémenceau station is closed until September 21st (Metro 1, 13)
  • Concorde station is also closed until September 21st (Metro 1, 8, 12)
  • Tuileries station is also closed until September 21st (Metro 1)
  • On July 24th, 2024, and from July 27th, 2024, to August 3rd, 2024, as well as on August 9th and 10th, 2024, starting from 4 p.m., access to Boulogne – Jean-Jaurès, Boulogne Pont de Saint-Cloud, Exelmans, Michel-Ange – Auteuil, and Michel Molitor will be entirely closed, and transfers will be impossible.

Some tram stations will also be closed:

  • Tram T2: “Porte d’Issy” and “Porte de Versailles” – from 07/25 to 08/11 and from 08/29 to 09/07
  • Tram T3a: “Porte de Versailles” – from 07/25 to 08/11 and from 08/29 to 09/07
  • Tram T3b: “Colette Besson” – from 07/27 to 08/10 and from 08/29 to 09/08

In conclusion, several public transportation lines will be affected by heavy traffic during the Games. Here are the specific lines affected:

  • Metros: line 5, line 6, line 7, line 8, line 9, line 10, line 12, line 13, and line 14
  • Trams: T3a and T3b
  • Trains: line J (towards Ermont-Eaubonne), line L (towards Versailles Rive Droite), line N, line P (towards Meaux), and line U
  • RER B, RER C, and RER D
  • Bus: information to come

Unique Olympic Experiences: Let the Festivities Begin

With “Paris Celebrates the Games,” starting from June 1st, the party will be everywhere in the capital!

The city of Paris promises that you will find a large number of free festivities in the heart of Paris, allowing you to experience the atmosphere of the Olympic Games without needing tickets.

Several fan zones will be set up, notably at the Château de Vincennes, Parc Georges Valbon in La Courneuve, and on the Ile-Saint-Denis which will host Africa Station, dedicated to African culture and sports. These zones will also offer broadcasts of the events, concerts, shows, and sports activities. Iconic sites such as the Hôtel de Ville, the Climate Academy, and the Audacious City will also offer activities related to themes such as solidarity, equality, and youth.

Discover the map below to explore the different festive locations.

How to Enjoy Paris Away from the Olympic Bustle: Our Tips to Avoid the Crowds

If you haven’t managed to get tickets or you’re simply not interested in this event, here are a few hidden gems of Paris and monuments that will remain accessible this summer and not far from our hotel Le Littré.

Gardens and Parcs :

  • Parc Montsouris –  2 Rue Gazan, 75014 Paris
  • Jardin du Luxembourg – 3 Rue Guynemer, 75006 Paris
  • Parc André Citroën – 2 Rue Cauchy, 75015 Paris
  • Parc de Vincennes – Route de la Pyramide, 75012 Paris

Restaurants et Terraces :

  • Drawing House Restaurant 21 Rue Vercingétorix, 75014 Paris
  • Sangeet : 64 rue de la Glacière, 75013 Paris 
  • Didon : 8 rue du Dragon, 75006 Paris
  • Shiro : 168 boulevard Saint Germain, 75006 Paris
  • La Jacobine : 59-61 rue Saint André des Arts, 75006 Paris
  • Pépite la Cave : 36 rue de Buci, 75006 Paris
  • Ralph Lauren Café : 173 Bd Saint-Germain, 75006 Paris 
  • Jun : 1 rue de Condé, 75006 Paris
  • La Caveau de la Huchette : 5 rue de la Huchette, 75005 Paris
  • Les Fauves : 33 boulevard Edgar Quinet, 75014 Paris
  • Colvert : 57 rue Saint André, 75006 Paris
  • Café Louise : 155 boulevard Saint Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris

Monuments :

  • Le Panthéon : Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris
  • L’église St Germain des Prés : 3 Place Saint-Germain des Prés, 75006 Paris
  • L’église St Sulpice : 2 Rue Palatine, 75006 Paris

Museums :

  • Fondation Dubuffet : 137 rue de Sèvres, 75006 Paris
  • Musée Bourdelle : 18 Rue Antoine Bourdelle, 75015 Paris
  • Fondation Cartier : 261 Bd Raspail, 75014 Paris
  • Musée Rodin :  77 Rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris
  • Musée Zadkine : 100 bis Rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris