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Paris Olympics and Paralympics 2024

Paris Olympics
and Paralympics 2024

32 days , 1 hour until the Olympics.
65 days , 1 hour until the Paralympics.

Celebrating Paris Region: A Life-Changing Journey to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

As the countdown to the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games begins, Paris Region isn't just preparing for a major world event, it's orchestrating a long-lasting celebration synonymous with progress, that will resonate far beyond the closing ceremony. The grandeur of the games is not merely an athletic spectacle; it is the culmination of a resolute commitment by Paris Region to showcase its identity, values, future, and the moment to discover the destination like you never did before. Embark on a journey to unravel the layers of this metamorphosis, shedding light on how the Games serve as a powerful vehicle for progress and innovation.

 

From Paris Region's investment in the 2024 Games to the strategic involvement of businesses through major projects in diverse sectors such as construction, mobility, accessibility, technology and more, discover how these collaborations go beyond the games, becoming the building blocks of a sustainable and dynamic future.

 

With 29 days of competition, 28 sports represented and over 200 nations participating, join us in this exploration as we navigate the Paris Region's major projects, where innovation meets urban development, and where French and international companies can experiment innovative solutions to enhance the experience of the Games.

2024 Olympic & Paralympic Sites in Paris Region
Map of the Paris Olympic & Paralympic Games 2024

 

An inspiring, innovative, responsible and attractive Region

This inspiring, innovative and responsible vision is reflected in major investments in the Games. With over 240 million euros earmarked for the construction and renovation of a wide range of infrastructures, Paris Region is fully committed to this major international sporting event. This makes Paris Region the second-largest public funder after the French government.

However, Paris Region's commitment is not merely financial; it is an investment in the future of the Region and a promise to deliver an unforgettable experience. The world is invited to witness not just a sporting event, but a celebration of the values that define the essence of the Paris Region - a place where dreams converge, and where excellence and creativity can flourish. With 18 sports represented next summer in a dozen of sites in Seine-Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-Seine, Yvelines and Seine-et-Marne, Paris Region will also be in the spotlight, beyond the borders of Paris-intra muros.

Responsibility is at the heart of Paris Region's identity and hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games is a testament to this commitment. The Paris Region recognizes the importance of sustainable practices and environmental awareness, integrating them into event planning and execution. From environmentally friendly infrastructure to initiatives to promote social responsibility, Paris Region aims to set new standards in hosting responsible events, leaving a lasting positive impact on the local community and global audience. In particular, by promoting the accessibility and inclusion of disabled people, in sport of course, but also in transport, tourism, training and so on.

It's also a message of confidence and optimism sent to the whole world, on which the Paris Region will be able to capitalize in the long term.

Join us on an exhilarating journey through the heart of France as we explore Paris Region's exceptional quality of life, innovation, heritage, sportsmanship, entrepreneurship, and sustainability in the context of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Join us in celebrating the harmonious blend of sports, quality of life, innovation, heritage, and sustainability that defines Paris Region.

The 2024 Olympic and Paralympic experience in Paris Region

More than a sporting event; the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris are a catalyst for transformation across various sectors in Paris Region.

 

Inspiration - Blending History, Heritage and Legacy

The Games seamlessly blend history and heritage, marking the third occasion Paris hosts the Olympics. The Games also utilize 95% of existing sites or temporary infrastructures. Renowned venues such as Stade de France, Stade Yves du Manoir, Parc des Princes, and the Eiffel Tower will once again witness historic moments, connecting the present with the legacies of the 1900 and 1924 Olympics.

 

100% of competition sites will be accessible by public transport

Hologramme et projections - © Paris 2024 Florian Hulleu

Hologramme et projections - © Paris 2024 Florian Hulleu


With a vision for the future, Paris Region is taking bold steps to ensure that today's innovations become the enduring legacy of tomorrow.

Paris Region is committed to creating a high-performance, environmentally friendly transportation system for the 2024 Games. A remarkable 100% of competition sites will be accessible by public transport, with a maximum distance of 400 meters to a metro station from anywhere in Paris. The Grand Paris Express, a colossal low-carbon infrastructure project, will transform the Region for decades, with the first section, Line 15 sud, set to open in time for the Olympic Games. The extension of Metro Line 14 to serve Paris-Orly airport reflects a commitment to convenient and sustainable transport solutions.

In addition to these developments, 185 km of lanes in Paris Region will be reserved for clean vehicles, supported by state financial aid. An improved Paris bicycle plan includes the addition of 30 km of new cycle paths, providing eco-friendly alternatives for residents and visitors alike. Furthermore, 3,000 additional Vélib' bicycles will be available during the Games, promoting sustainable and healthy mobility.

 

Greentech/Innovative Construction - Building the Future

Paris Region is showcasing its commitment to innovative construction and sustainability. A staggering 95% reliance on existing or temporary infrastructure minimizes the construction footprint, emphasizing a responsible approach to the environment. Notably, the Olympic Village in Ile-Saint-Denis is being constructed on former wasteland, designed with materials dedicated to energy performance. This village is not merely a temporary residence for athletes; it is a blueprint for a new eco-neighborhood, a demonstrator of environmental excellence that will later be transformed into housing, student residences, and community infrastructure.

The construction site is taking advantage of a low-pollution river transport system, avoiding the use of more than 2,000 heavy goods vehicles and reducing the environmental impact of the project by a factor of 5.

 

©Paris2024 - SITES CELEBRATION - CLUB 2024 - PARC GEORGES VALBON

©Paris2024 - SITES CELEBRATION - CLUB 2024 - PARC GEORGES VALBON

 

Paris 2024: Elevating Quality of Life through Sport, Culture, and Gastronomy

Centered around quality of life, art, culture, and gastronomy, the Paris 2024 Games promise to be an immersive journey into the heart and soul of the vibrant Region.

In the pursuit of a holistic experience, Paris is hosting the Cultural Olympiad, a series of events that extend until the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in September 2024. This initiative aims to bring together the diverse fields of art, culture, and sport, fostering a sense of unity and inclusivity. By encouraging active participation from artists, companies, associations, and local authorities, Paris 2024 is ensuring that the Games are not just a competition but a celebration of creativity and human spirit.

 

Tourism and Art de Vivre - Inviting the World to Discover

Anticipating an influx of sixteen million tourists during the 2024 Games, Paris is presenting itself as more than just a host city. It is an opportunity for visitors to delve into the rich tapestry of French culture, gastronomy, and art de vivre. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, the city welcomes all to explore its unique blend of tradition and modernity.

Orchestre symphonique flottant - © Paris 2024 Florian Hulleu

Orchestre symphonique flottant - © Paris 2024 Florian Hulleu



Inclusive Culture - A Sporting and Cultural Discipline

Paris 2024 is pioneering inclusivity by incorporating breakdance into the list of additional sports. Recognizing the international allure of new dance practices, particularly born in the vibrant Saint-Denis, the Games embrace a true fusion of sport and culture. This inclusivity extends an invitation to diverse communities, artists, and enthusiasts to actively engage in the cultural programming of the Games.

© Paris 2024 - Journée Olympique 2022.jpg

© Paris 2024 - Journée Olympique 2022

 

Gastronomy and Sustainability - Feasting on Local Delights

A significant aspect of enhancing quality of life is rooted in the culinary experiences offered during the Games. Paris Region is set to serve 13 million meals, emphasizing not only quantity but quality. Local catering will take center stage, with a commitment to providing sustainably sourced, plant-based menus featuring 100% certified foods. The Paris Region aims not only to satisfy the taste buds of visitors but also to reduce food waste, recycle uneaten food, and minimize the use of plastic, contributing to a more sustainable future.

 

Sporting Festivities - A Party in Paris Region

Paris Region is gearing up to be a lively playground during the Games, hosting a myriad of sporting festivities and celebrations. The ethos of slow life, teamwork, and fair play will resonate throughout, creating an environment where people from local and international communities can meet, exchange ideas, vibrate with excitement, and connect through the universal language of sports. The Seine River, the lifeline of Paris, will be the stage for a grand welcome ceremony, symbolizing the city's open embrace of the world. This iconic event will set the tone for the inclusive and welcoming atmosphere that Paris 2024 seeks to cultivate.

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© Paris2024 - LES PERFORMANCES ARTISTIQUES


Innovations for Inclusion

The theme of inclusion runs deep in the fabric of Paris 2024, with a commitment to accessibility, innovation, and the celebration of diversity.

One of the pillars of Paris 2024 is the emphasis on handisports, mobility, and accessibility. The Games aspire to be a catalyst for change, with a goal to welcome 350,000 visitors with disabilities to witness the events firsthand. Beyond the Games, this ambitious endeavor is poised to accelerate the process of making the capital accessible to all, laying the groundwork for a more inclusive Region. Sport, with its ability to break down barriers, becomes a powerful force for social integration, bringing people together around a common passion or a simple moment of shared joy.

The commitment to inclusion extends to the local community, with Paris 2024 striving to accelerate sports participation among residents. By providing opportunities for engagement and breaking down socioeconomic barriers, the Games aim to create a legacy of increased sports involvement, enriching the lives of individuals from all walks of life.

The ADP Group, a crucial official partner of the Olympic & Paralympic Games, is leveraging its expertise in hospitality to ensure that the Games are accessible to everyone. Welcoming nearly 90 million passengers a year to its two major airports, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly, the ADP Group is extending its commitment to excellence by catering to the unique needs of athletes, the Olympic family, and spectators from around the world. Their dedication reflects a broader commitment to making Paris an open and welcoming space for all.

© Paris 2024 - Journée Paralympique.jpg

© Paris 2024 - Journée Paralympique

Inclusive Transport and Accessibility

The ethos of inclusion extends to transport, with a focus on making mobility accessible for everyone. Paris 2024 is pioneering inclusive transport options, including reservation services for people with reduced mobility. The city aims to create an environment where everyone, regardless of their physical abilities, can navigate the city seamlessly, ensuring equal access to the vibrancy of Parisian life.

In the realm of innovative solutions, OMNI, a French start-up, is revolutionizing accessibility with an ingenious invention. Their electric scooter and wheelchair attachment provides a seamless and efficient way for individuals with disabilities to move through the city. This groundbreaking initiative epitomizes the spirit of Paris 2024, where innovation meets inclusivity to enhance the lives of people with diverse needs.

Choose Paris Region, Our Services, and the Olympic & Paralympic Games 2024

Choose Paris Region is a catalyst for economic growth, innovation and attractiveness. Promoting the Region's assets, attracting international investment, fostering innovation and sustainable development, supporting companies wishing to set up or expand in Paris Region - these are our main missions. During the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this role takes on even greater importance, as the eyes of the world turn to Paris Region. As a result, international companies are increasingly recognizing the strategic importance of locating in a region hosting an event of worldwide stature. And indeed, many foreign companies are partnering with or officially supporting the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

International companies, such as Equinix and H-Hotels.com, exemplify the success stories facilitated by Choose Paris Region. Equinix's commitment to environmental sustainability, demonstrated through the heat recovery initiative benefiting the Olympic Aquatic Center, reflects the company’s emphasis on innovation and sustainability. It is also the french department which has the fewest municipal swimming pools and therefore the fewest children who know how to swim. The Olympic and Paralympic Games will change this by creating a positive impact for the population.

Meanwhile, the establishment of H-Hotels.com in the iconic Tour Pleyel shows just how essential international companies are in contributing to job creation and infrastructure development.

As Paris Region gears up for the 2024 Games, Choose Paris Region stands ready to provide dedicated support for projects associated with the event. The agency's comprehensive assistance, encompassing local recruitment, visa support, legal/logistical aid, and collaboration with local authorities and service providers, underscores its commitment to ensuring the success of initiatives related to the Games.

Ready to score big beyond the Games? Let's explore business opportunities together, and ways to leverage this global event for your activities.

 

Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 - Paris Region Key Messages