For the first time in Olympics history, tickets are being sold exclusively online, on a single website: tickets.paris2024.org. After an initial lottery phase in early 2023, passes are now available to anyone; keep in mind that only six can be purchased at a time, up to a maximum of 30 per account. An official resale platform is set to launch in the spring.
Many events will be held in central Paris. The Place de la Concorde, for example, will host the first-ever breakdancing event, along with other sports like skateboarding and three-on-three basketball, while beach volleyball will be played on the Champ de Mars, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Numerous competitions will take place just outside the city: equestrian events, for example, will be held on the grounds of Versailles. All venues will be accessible by public transit.
The opening ceremony on July 26 will represent another first for the Olympics: the Parade of Nations will be held outdoors rather than inside a stadium—and will sail down the Seine from the Pont d’Austerlitz, in the east, to the Trocadéro. While tickets will be required for prime viewing spots, watching from the esplanade along the river will be free to all. Meanwhile, numerous museums and institutions will host sports-related exhibitions, films, performances, workshops, and kids’ programming throughout the summer.
A version of this story first appeared in the November 2023 issue of Travel + Leisure under the headline “Lock Those Tickets in Now.”