Summer Games are the major event of the year in Paris


Summer Games are THE event not to be missed in Paris. The Hotel des 2 Continents can help you to organize your stay in Paris. Here are some information you may find useful …

  • The Hotel des 2 Continents is located in the red zone of the security perimeter for the opening ceremony from 18 to 26 of July. During this period, justification is required for motorised vehicles. Your booking confirmation will be requested at the checkpoints if you are travelling by taxi.

  • Motorised traffic will not be allowed around the hotel from 1:00 pm on 26th of July. Perfect time to visit the area without any cars around. 😀

  • On July 27th, August 3rd and 4th, due to the Olympic cycling race, access to the hotel by motorised vehicles will not be allowed. However, your taxi can drop you off in front of the Café de Flore, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. 


From CDG airport (note that this route is used for some Olympic venues)
  • By Taxi :Access to CDG airport is also used for certain Olympic venues. As a result, there is a dedicated lane on the road, which will cause disruption and delays along the way. If you want to take a taxi to Paris, you can do so, but it will take longer. The price is fixed at €62.
  • By RER B : the RER B will take you directly to Saint-Michel Notre-Dame station, just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. As with the taxi journey, this is the one of the most used transport to get to the Olympic places, which will mean a higher density of passengers.
From Orly

Pas de perturbation à prévoir sur l’axe Orly / Paris.

  • Orlyval (bus) to Antony, then take RER B to Saint-Michel Notre-Dame.
  • Orlybus: Denfert-Rochereau stop, then take line 4 to Saint-Germain des Près.
  • Taxi: the price is fixed, €35.00.
From a Parisian train station

Gare de Lyon :

  • Metro : take line 1, change at Châtelet, then take line 4 to Saint-Germain des Près.
  • Bus : 63

Gare d’Austerlitz :

  • Metro : line 10 until Mabillon station
  • Bus : 63

Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est :

  • Metro : line 4 until Saint-Germain des Près
  • Bus : 39
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getting around in paris

Closed metro stations

  • Concorde from June 17th to September 21st : lines 1, 8 and 12
  • Tuileries from June 17th to September 21st : line 1
  • Champs-Elysées – Clemenceau from July 20th to August 11th, and from August 22nd to September 8th : lines 1 & 13

Public Transport Fares

From July 20th to September 8th : 

  • Ticket (metro/bus/tram) : 4€
  • Ticket RER/train outside of Paris : 6€
  • Pass Paris 2024 : 16€/1 day – 30€/2 days

Closed bridges

  • Pont Royal : from July 15th to 18th
  • Pont des Arts & Pont Neuf : from July 22nd to 26th
  • Pont Alexandre III : partial closure according to days and times


men's hands ready to run - athletism -Games


  • JULY 26 : Opening ceremony on the Seine river
  • JULY 26 – AUGUST 11 : Olympic Games
  • AUGUST 11 : Closing ceremony at the Stade de France
  • AUGUST 28 : Opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games on Place de la Concorde
  • AUGUST 28 – SEPTEMBER 8 : Paralympic Games
  • SEPTEMBER 8 : Closing ceremony at the Stade de France

Competition venues

map of Games competition venues
map of Para Games competition venues

what to do in Paris during the games

Concerts, fan zones, shows, sports classes and cinema – Paris is in celebration all summer long! We tell you a little more about the crazy sporting and cultural programme that awaits you …

map of activities in Paris during the Games


La Terrasse des Jeux (Games Terrace)

Hôtel de Ville forecourt :

  • 2 giant screens
  • 6 areas dedicated to sporting activities
  • 1 large stage for shows and events
  • 1 workshop to showcase local talents
The Saint-Sulpice Site

From July 25th to September 8th :

  • The closest to the hotel
  • Free access
  • Giant screen
  • Cultural and festive events

The tourist office is waiting for you at this address to give you all the information you need during and after the games:

  • Information, exhibition, café, shop, etc.
  • Open every day from 9.30 am to 6:00 pm.
  • 101 quai Jacques Chirac, Paris 15th arrondissement
  • Website


Paris Plages

From July 6th to September 1st :

  • Bassin de la Villette & Canal Saint-Martin : youth and family
  • Seine river, right bank : cultural activities
National Day (14th of July)
  • Fireworks
  • City Hall open all night to admire the Olympic flame
Paris Liberation Ball
  • On the 25th of August, from 9.00pm, in front of the City Hall.


Music, shows, sport – here’s a selection of events taking place in Paris this summer:

La Ville dansée (The Dancing City)
  • 10 choreographic creations to follow in 10 venues across the city
  • On June 8th 2024
  • More information
La Fête de la Musique (Musique Day)
Le Rond Point Olympique
  • With a giant swing, illuminated letters and a breaking battle, it will be a wildly intense weekend in the 8th arrondissement!
  • From June 28th to 29th at the Théâtre du Rond Point, Paris 8th arrondissement
  • More information
Laissez-nous danser (Let us dance)

An inclusive show to celebrate the closing of Paralympic Games

  • From September 6th to 8th
  • Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 1st arrondissement
  • More information
woman dancing in the street - Games
advertisement poster for an exhibition during the games


There are many exhibitions on the theme of the Games. Here are just a few of them:

Fencing & Victor Hugo

Fencing and the Olympic values associated with the man of letters.

  • Until the 15th of September
  • Maison de Victor Hugo, Paris 4th arrondissement
  • Museum website
Fashion on the move
  • Until January 5th, 2025
  • Palais Galliera, Paris 16th arrondissement
  • More information
Le Corps en jeu(x) (Zadkine museum)

Visit the studio and garden of the sculptor Zadkine, who was very interested in the body in movement.

  • From May 14th to September 22nd
  • Musée Zadkine, Paris 6th arrondissement
  • More information
The Body in motion

An exhibition combining art and sport.

  • From May 15th to November 17th
  • Petit Palais, Paris 8th arrondissement
  • More information
Paris 1924, advertisements in the city

When advertising gradually became an integral part of the French Capital during the 1924 Olympic Games

  • From May 18th to September 28th
  • Bibliothèque Forney, Paris 4th arrondissement
  • More information
Olympic moments
  • Discover Raymond Depardon’s photographs in Saint-Denis
  • From June 24th to September 24th 
  • More information
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