PARIS 2024 JO Your ultimate guide

Paris JO 2024
May 20, 2024

Now, hold on tight! Paris is getting ready to don its costume of light for the 2024 Olympic Games, and believe me, the City of Light is going to shine brightly. Just imagine: the crème de la crème of world sport descending on our beautiful capital. It’s going to be grandiose, epic, unprecedented!


Paris, that old hand at partying, is transformed into a gigantic sporting stage.


July 26 to August 11, 2024, athletes from the four corners of the globe are ready to make history, while you – yes, you – have the privilege of revelling in this moment of madness. And with ACCESS, it’s as if you’ve found Aladdin’s lamp, except that in this case, it’s a VIP passport to a wild adventure that awaits you. From the thrill of the competition to cultural nuggets and gourmet delights, you’ll experience Paris like never before.


And spoiler alert :


ACCESS has put together a fine selection of dream hotels and restaurants strategically located around the Olympic venues. Because, yes, we’re not satisfied with the minimum. We want you to feel like you’re already on the podium, gold medal around your neck, without even breaking a sweat.

In short, the Olympic Games in Paris are the perfect time to dive headfirst into a unique experience. So, are you ready to embark on your adventure? With ACCESS, you’ll experience the Olympics as if you were there, but with added comfort. How’s that for comfort?


Time to eat, athletes! And the others too, for that matter !


Come on, let’s dive into the gastronomic delights that will have everyone on their feet during the Paris Olympics. Get your taste buds ready, there’s going to be a swing in the plate!


Celebrating culinary diversity :

  • World cuisine on the menu: There’s no denying that Paris knows how to bring together flavors from all over the world. Restos that take you from Japan to Italy to Peru, without you having to move from your chair. A true UN of taste!
  • Tradition, j’écris ton nom… but in JO mode: The classics of French cuisine? Revised for the occasion. We’re talking Olympic relay-style baguette, beef bourguignon in the final sprint… You get the idea?

The Olympic experience at the table :

  • A stone’s throw from the arena: restaurants that let you feel the adrenalin of competition while enjoying an exceptional dish. The atmosphere of the Olympics, but with a fork in your hand.
  • Special Olympics menu: Restaurants pull out all the stops with menus specially concocted for the occasion. Athletes, supporters, tourists… everyone’s in for a treat!

Art and gastronomy :

  • When the plate becomes a canvas: Restaurants where every dish is a work of art. And during the Olympics, expect creations as stunning as a successful triple jump.
  • Special evenings: restaurants that organize themed events during the games. Imagine evenings where gastronomy meets sport, with golden guests.

A culinary history of Paris and the Olympic Games :

  • A journey back in time: historic establishments that tell the story of previous editions of the Olympic Games through legendary dishes. A bit like eating history.
  • Emblematic dishes : Recipes inspired by past Olympic exploits. A real taste marathon!

Olympic gastronomic tour :

  • La route des saveurs: A route that takes you to the best gastronomic spots on the way to the Olympic venues. A real gourmet sprint!
  • Special Olympics food guides: books, apps, blogs… a whole host of resources to ensure you don’t miss out on the culinary experience of the Olympics.

Culinary innovation :

  • Futuristic restos: Places where cuisine reinvents itself, with dishes that seem to come straight from 3024 rather than 2024. The athletes of taste are here!
  • Startups à la sauce techno: foodtech start-ups present their innovations. On the menu: surprises and amazement.

Culture and cuisine : 

  • The Parisian spirit on the plate: Restaurants that celebrate French culture with menus that smell of local produce and history.
  • Saisons en fête: Menus inspired by local traditions and changing with the seasons. Like a dance around the year.

There you have it, your roadmap to an Olympic gastronomic marathon. Ready to get started?


To help you plan an unforgettable stay, ACCESS offers you a selection of dream hotels and restaurants located close to each Olympic venue!


When will take place and the events of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and Which sports will be contested at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?


Opening ceremony : 


On July 26, 2024, Paris will make history with an unprecedented Olympic Games opening ceremony on the Seine. For the first time, athletes will parade aboard boats along a six-kilometer course, offering a unique spectacle for spectators lining the quays. The evening promises to be an unforgettable one, highlighting the monuments and bridges of Paris in this floating parade. Join us at 7:30 p.m. for a memorable Olympic celebration.



  • Hotel :  Hôtel Molitor & Spa Mgallery Collection This iconic Art Deco hotel, a 15-minute walk from the Stade de France, will seduce you with its elegant, refined setting. Enjoy fine dining at the gourmet restaurant or relax at the spa.
  • Restaurants : Le Club (inside the Stade de France) This upscale restaurant offers panoramic views of the stadium and features modern French cuisine made with fresh seasonal ingredients. Perfect for a special occasion or a gourmet meal before/after the match.
  • Bar/Club: Le Bar Long  : Located in the Royal Monceau hotel, this elegant and friendly bar offers the best of reinvented classic dishes.

TENNIS : Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin  

  • Hotel : Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel This modern hotel, a 10-minute metro ride from the Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin, offers stunning views of the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy a gourmet meal in the restaurant or sip a drink in the elegant bar.
  • Restaurants : Le Jules Verne: Located on the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower, 10 minutes by metro from the Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin, this gourmet restaurant offers a unique culinary experience with a panoramic view of Paris. An unforgettable moment
  • Bar/Club :  Le Perchoir This lively party bar is the ideal place to enjoy a drink before or after the match, with a view over Paris.

CYCLING: Vélodrome National de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines 

  • Hotel : Chateau de Versailles This luxury hotel, 30 minutes by train from the Vélodrome National de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, offers sumptuous surroundings, impeccable service and a Michelin-starred restaurant. A haven of peace before or after the competition.
  • Restaurants : L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Located at 5 rue de Montalembert, a 30-minute train ride from the Vélodrome National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, this gourmet restaurant offers inventive modern French cuisine in elegant surroundings. An exceptional taste experience.
  • Bar/Club: Le Rex Club (30-minute drive from the Vélodrome National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines): This legendary club is one of the institutions of Parisian nightlife. It offers an eclectic musical program and a supercharged atmosphere.

SWIMMING, DIVING, WATER-POLO: Centre Aquatique National de la Porte d’Auteuil 

  • Hotel : Hôtel Plaza Athénée: This palatial hotel, a 10-minute walk from the Centre Aquatique National de la Porte d’Auteuil, promises ultimate refinement, impeccable service and exceptional gastronomy. A stay in sumptuous surroundings. [Image of Hôtel Plaza Athénée Paris:
  • Restaurant : Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athénée: Located within the Hôtel Plaza Athénée, this three-Michelin-starred restaurant offers refined French cuisine in sumptuous surroundings. A unique opportunity to savor exceptional dishes.
  • Bar/Club: Le Bar du Fouquet’s  at the Hôtel Barrière Le Fouquet’s a 10-minute walk from the Centre Aquatique National de la Porte d’Auteuil) : This chic, historic bar is a favorite haunt of celebrities and trendy Parisians. Perfect for seeing and being seen.


  • Hotel : Pullman Paris centre-Bercy: Just a 5-minute walk from the Palais des Sports de Paris-Bercy, the Pullman Paris Centre Bercy is ideally located for discovering the city of lights. Its elegant decor and trendy bar make it the ideal place to relax and recharge after an eventful day.
  • Restaurants : Le Clown Bar: Located at 10 rue Malher, a 5-minute walk from the Palais des Sports de Paris-Bercy, this gourmet bistro offers inventive French cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. An ideal place to enjoy a gourmet meal before or after the event.
  • Bar/Club : Le Live Bar This bar is the ideal place to enjoy a drink before or after the match.

JUDO, FIGHTING:  Halle Georges Carpentier 

  • Hotel : Hôtel Le Meurice: Located just steps from the Jardin des Tuileries, this legendary luxury hotel offers timeless elegance, impeccable service and a refined atmosphere. Step into history and stay in an establishment frequented by celebrities and kings since 1835. Image of Hôtel Le Meurice Paris
  • Restaurant : Le Dali Restaurant This modern French restaurant offers inventive, refined cuisine made with fresh, seasonal produce. Enjoy a gourmet meal in elegant, contemporary surroundings.
  • Bar/Club : Le Bar du Bristol Designed as a cabinet of curiosities, The Bristol Bar in l’Hôtel Le Bristol offers an refuge where you can discover unique signature cocktails. A glamorous and intimate sanctuary to relax in from the late afternoon or have one last drink


  • Hotel : Hôtel Molitor & spa a little remote (distant) 20 minutes by metro from the Arena Porte de la Chapelle, this iconic Art Deco hotel is worth a visit for its elegant and refined setting
  • Restaurants : Le Grand restaurant Under the direction of Chef Jean Francois Piege , Le Grand Restaurant offers creative and refined cuisine that pushes the boundaries of gastronomy. Each dish is a masterfully presented work of art, combining bold flavors and innovative culinary techniques.
  • Bar: La Perruche Located on the roof of the Hotel Molitor, this chic bar offers panoramic views of the city and a wide selection of cocktails and champagnes. Perfect for a special occasion or an after-dinner drink.


  • Hotel : Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg Treat yourself to a moment of luxury 30 minutes by metro from the Grand Palais Éphémère.
  • Restaurants : L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon 30 minutes by metro from the Grand Palais Éphémère, this gourmet restaurant will delight your taste buds with its modern, inventive French cuisine.
  • Club: Le Raspoutine (5 rue de la Boétie, 75008 Paris – 10 minutes walk) : This trendy, exclusive club offers a varied musical programme and a festive atmosphere.

VOLLEY-BALL :  Champ de Mars 

  • Hotel : Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Enjoy breathtaking views of the Eiffel Tower while being 10 minutes by metro from the Champ de Mars.
  • Restaurant : Le Jules Verne (already mentioned previously) Treat yourself to an unforgettable culinary experience on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, 10 minutes by metro from the Champ de Mars
  • Bar : Monsieur Bleu (at the foot of the Eiffel Tower): This trendy bar and restaurant boasts stunning views of the Eiffel Tower and offers modern French cuisine and innovative cocktails. Perfect for a chic pre-game aperitif.


  • Hotel : Hôtel Le Bristol Located just steps from the Jardin des Tuileries and Place de la Concorde, Hôtel Le Bristol Paris is a legendary 5-star establishment that embodies the discreet luxury and timeless elegance of the French capital. Founded in 1925, this legendary hotel has welcomed celebrities and royalty over the centuries, offering impeccable service and unique refinement.
  • Restaurant : Plume This modern restaurant offers inventive French cuisine made with fresh, local produce. Enjoy a gourmet meal al fresco on the terrace, facing the lush gardens.
  • Bar : Bar Les Ombres (at the Musée du Quai Branly, a 5-minute walk from the Jardin des Tuileries): This rooftop bar offers panoramic views of the city and features an elegant ambience and a wide selection of cocktails. Perfect for a drink on the terrace after a day’s sightseeing.


  • Hotel : Shangri-La Hotel Paris Located a 10-minute walk from Place de la Concorde, this luxury hotel offers sumptuous surroundings, impeccable service and stunning views of the Seine and Eiffel Tower.
  • Hotel : Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel Located a 5-minute walk from the Place de la Concorde, this historic hotel promises ultimate refinement and an ideal location.
  • Hotel : Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris  Treat yourself to an unforgettable stay at this Parisian palace located just a 10-minute walk from Place de la Concorde.
  • Hotel : Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athénée (previously mentioned) Just a 10-minute walk from Place de la Concorde, this three-Michelin-starred restaurant offers exceptional cuisine.
  • Restaurant: Epicure (located at Hôtel Le Bristol, a 5-minute walk from Place de la Concorde): This three-Michelin-starred restaurant offers modern French cuisine in elegant surroundings.
  • Restaurant: Pierre Gagnaire (located at Hôtel Hôtel Balzac, a 10-minute walk from Place de la Concorde): Enjoy inventive French cuisine in a refined setting close to Place de la Concorde.
  • Hotel & Bar : The Ritz Hotel and its bar Le Hemingway Bar ( a 10-minute walk from Place de la Concorde): This legendary bar, inspired by the writer Ernest Hemingway, offers a hushed atmosphere and a wide selection of classic cocktails.
  • Bar/Club:  Le Bar du Plaza Athénée (at Hôtel Plaza Athénée, a 10-minute walk from Place de la Concorde): This refined bar offers a wide selection of champagnes and cocktails, as well as a view of Place de la Concorde. Perfect for a moment of chic relaxation.

Conclusion: Paris 2024 – The countdown is on for unforgettable Olympic Games and a lasting legacy!


Paris 2024: A global sporting and cultural event


In 2024, the Olympic flame will light up Paris from July 26 to August 11. For 17 days, the City of Light will be transformed into the world capital of sport, welcoming extraordinary athletes and passionate spectators from the four corners of the globe.


Historic moments


Grand opening and closing ceremonies are planned, and the stage is set for outstanding sporting feats. World records could be broken, and new Olympic heroes crowned. These Olympic Games promise to be an unforgettable event.


A message of unity and inclusion


Paris 2024 will be more than just sporting competitions. It will be a celebration of diversity, inclusion and hope. The City of Paris will open its arms to visitors from all over the world, offering them a warm welcome and a unique experience.


The gamble of a resounding success


The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are set to be a resounding success on every level. France aims to shine on the sporting front, but also to impress with the impeccable organization and festive atmosphere of the event.

A lasting legacy for future generations


Beyond the economic benefits, Paris 2024 will leave a lasting legacy for the city and the world. New, ultra-modern sports facilities will be built, and iconic sites in the capital will be renovated. The emphasis will also be on sustainable development and accessibility, so that the facilities can be enjoyed over the long term.


Preparing for the Olympic dream in Paris


Paris 2024 will perpetuate the Olympic dream and its message of friendship and competition. This fiery flame will then be passed on to Los Angeles for the 2028 Games.


Added options:



New sports: Breakdance will make its Olympic debut, joining skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.


Sites de compétition :


Les compétitions auront lieu dans des lieux emblématiques comme le Grand Palais, la Place de la Concorde et le Château de Versailles.


Sustainability and legacy:


Infrastructure built for the Games will be reused after the event. For example, the Olympic Village will be transformed into housing for families and students.

Ticketing: New tickets go on sale every Thursday at 10 a.m., enabling a greater number of spectators to attend the events.


Olympic Torch Relay:


The Olympic flame began its journey in France, with milestone stops in Paris and other regions.


Fan zones:


The Parc Georges-Valbon in La Courneuve will be France’s largest free fan zone, welcoming thousands of visitors to watch the races and enjoy the entertainment.



General questions about the Paris 2024 Olympic Games:


1. How do I get to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

Many transportation options will be available to get to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, including:

  • Public transport:The Paris public transport network will be reinforced during the Games, with additional trains, metros and buses. A special “Olympic Games” pass will also be available, offering unlimited access to public transport for the duration of the Games.
  • Train: Paris Gare Montparnasse station is a major hub for national and international trains. High-speed trains link Paris to many French and European cities.
  • Air: Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Paris-Orly (ORY) airports welcome flights from all over the world. Special shuttle buses will link the airports to the Olympic venues.
  • Car: It’s possible to get to Paris by car, but it’s important to note that parking will be limited in the areas around the Olympic venues. We recommend using public transport or parking in a park-and-ride lot and taking public transport to the venues.

2. Where can I buy tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

Tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are only available for sale on the Games’ official ticketing website: Ticket sales have begun in phases, and it’s important to sign up for the box office newsletter to receive the latest information and on-sale dates.

3. What are the mascots of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

The mascots of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games are two Phryges, named Phryge and Phrygette. The Phryges are red bonnets inspired by those worn during the French Revolution, and symbolize freedom and the republican spirit.

4. What is the budget for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?


The budget for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games is estimated at 6.8 billion euros. This budget includes the costs of venue construction and renovation, event organization, security and transportation.

5. What security measures are in place for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games?

A vast security detail will be in place for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, including thousands of police officers, gendarmes and private security agents. Additional security measures will also be in place on public transport and around Olympic venues.

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