Travel to France for 2024 Olympics

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The countdown to the Paris 2024 Olympics has begun, and sports enthusiasts from around the world are eagerly awaiting this grand event. The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take palce from 26th July to 11th August 2024 and will be the biggest event ever organised in France. Planning ahead is crucial to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip. In this travel guide, we will provide you with essential information and tips to make your journey to France for the Olympics a memorable experience.

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Paris 2024 Olympics Sports

The Paris 2024 Olympics will showcase 41 Olympic sports with over 1000 medals to be won, bringing together athletes from diverse disciplines to compete at the highest level. From traditional favorites like athletics, swimming, basketball, football, rowing and gymnastics to thrilling new additions like breaking, sport climbing, surfing, and skateboarding, the program is designed to take up audiences that are closely associated with youth and reward creativity and athletic performance. We prepar an ultimate guide to the Olympics Sports spread across different zones, ensuring you don't miss a moment of the action.

Paris 2024 Olympics Venues

The anticipation for the Paris 2024 Olympics is palpable, with the city poised to host an extraordinary celebration of athleticism and global unity. To help you navigate the spectacular events, we present your an ultimate guide to the key venues spread across different zones, ensuring you don't miss a moment of the action.

Paris 2024 Olympics Key figures

  • the 33rd Olympics Game
  • Date: 26 July to 11 August 2024
  • 3rd time hosted in Paris, Previously hosted in 1900 and 1924
  • 41 sports + 4 additional sports encompassing 329 sessions
  • Up to 10500 atheletes from 206 National Olympic Committees

Getting to France from the UK

If you are traveling from the UK, there are several ways to reach France. We cover all the most popular ways such as taking the Eurostar train, flight, driving, taking a coach, and taking the ferry. Flights are the most popular choice, with numerous airlines offering direct routes. Consider booking your flights in advance to secure the best deals. Alternatively, you can also opt for Eurostar trains , which provide a comfortable and scenic journey from London to Paris in just a few hours. Travelling by bus, or ferry are also possible. Research and choose the mode of transportation that suits your preferences and budget.

Take Eurostar trains from the UK to France

Traveling by train is a convenient option for reaching France from the UK. It takes as little as 2 hours and 15 mins to travel from London to Paris by the high-speed train and offers connection to other French cities. Unlike travel by flight, it saves significant time and money on airport transfers and you also don’t need to worry about the limits of luggages, which takes away some of the stress of travelling. It is recommended to book train tickets in advance to enjoy discounted fares. Look out for package deals that combine train tickets with Olympic event tickets for added convenience.

Take a flight to France

During the Paris Olympics, there will be a surge in demand for flights to France. You can take a flight to Paris from a wide range of destinations across the UK. Many UK cities such as London,Manchester,Birmingham and Edinburgh offer direct flight to Paris. When it comes to booking tickets to Paris, it’s worth noting that the city is served by three airports; Charles de Gaulle, Orly and Beauvais, all of which are just a bus, train or taxi ride from the city centre. With plenty of cheap flights to Paris available, there's never been a better time to visit. To secure affordable tickets, it is advisable to book early or consider flexible travel dates. Compare prices from different airlines and utilize flight comparison websites to find the best deals. Keep an eye out for special promotions and discounts specifically catering to Olympic travelers.

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Buses & Coaches to Paris

Travelling by bus from London to Paris is a budget-friendly transport option. Keep in mind that the travel time is longer compared to flights or trains. It takes around 8 hours 30 mins to travel from London Victory Coach station (164 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TP) to Paris Bercy Seine Bus Station ( (210 Quai de Bercy, 75012 Paris), including 2.5 hours in ferry to cross the English channel. Several operators offer bus services between the UK and France during the Olympics. Research and compare prices to find the most affordable and convenient option for your journey.

Ferries to France

For a unique and leisurely travel experience, consider taking a ferry from the UK to France though you need to drive your own car or rent a car if you wish to travel to Paris. Taking a ferry across the channel is a unique, enjoy the scenic views and relax onboard during your journey from London to Paris. If you want the best view of the White Cliffs of Dover and the Cap Blanc-Nez (similar white cliffs of Calais), the ferry is our recommended option. The ferries take foot passengers, cyclists, and vehicles. They are the most popular way for cyclists to cross between the UK and France. There are a few ferry routes you can take between the UK and France.

  • Dover to Calais
  • Dover to Dunkirk
  • Newhaven to Dieppe
  • Portsmouth to Le Havre
  • Portsmouth to Caen
  • Portsmouth to Cherbourg
  • Portsmouth to St. Malo
  • Poole to Cherbourg
  • Plymouth to Roscoff

Accommodations in France 2024 Olympics

With the influx of visitors during the Paris Olympics, securing accommodation in advance is crucial. Consider booking your hotel well in advance to secure the best prices and availability. Look for hotels located near the Olympic venues or in areas with easy access to public transportation. Additionally, consider alternative accommodation options such as vacation rentals or hostels to save on costs.

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4.3/5Excellent61 Reviews
Paris|2.56km from city centre
True to its brand, this 25Hours hotel has style in spades. The room was stylish and comfortable and the hotel service was quick, attentive, and helpful. The location of this hotel is basically perfect. You're a short subway or bus ride away from most of Paris's many attractions and located directly across the street from one of the city's largest train stations, meaning you have access to trains going all over France, including to the Paris's airports, meaning loads of taxis are also nearby. Overall, I was very pleased with the hotel and my stay. My only complaint is that the rooms lighting seemed to be harsh and needlessly complicated in the hope of looking cool. In the end, I unscrewed several of the bulbs.
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4.4/5Excellent142 Reviews
Paris|2.2km from city centre
The location is right at the Gare L’Est. It is very convenient. You can go to a lot of tourist places without changing lines. The only drawbacks are the cleanliness. Sometimes there is hair in the towel. The carpets have some stains and grey. The best of all is the buffet breakfast. It is the most delicious breakfast among the hotels we stayed.
From£92
4.6/5Outstanding380 Reviews
Paris|3.08km from city centre
Stayed here for 7 nights for our holiday in Paris. Service was great from check in to concierge to helping us open wines we bought outside. The concierge helped me to book the taxi to CDG, smooth and reliable. Our family room was spacious, and offered a great view to the Latin Quarter. Comfortable beds and well designed bathroom is exactly what we needed after long days in museums. The location was very convenient. Only 3 mins walk to Montparnasse station, and there is super market 1 minute away, which opens as early as 7am.
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4.8/5Outstanding58 Reviews
Paris|2.34km from city centre
The whole stay was amazing! The staff were all really great and kind! The rooms were very neat, cool design, the room at the 6th floor was amazing with a nice peaking view of the tour Eiffel. The staff are thoughtful, welcoming the boys with treats and colouring sheets and crayons. They were also very accommodating. The location is perfect. You can walk to Montmarte or Jardin du Palais Royal and enjoy the city scene of Paris. Thanks to the staff of Maison Mere. Would love to come back again.
From£134
4.3/5Excellent84 Reviews
Paris|2.39km from city centre
Location is really amazing Staff was nice to us However the room really is very small and the window is next to air-condition/ventilation machine that kept making a banging sound all making it hard to sleep. Receptionist told us can't do anything as they are full now and can't offer a different room (I have read many reviews where people had the same experience, so if it was true or not that the hotel was full we'll never know) Not so sure about cleanliness either as I saw mud on the floor and bathroom didn't look very clean.
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Breakfast

4.2/5Very Good79 Reviews
Paris|3.58km from city centre
I traveled solo with EF Go Ahead Tours so had my own room, a fabulous one on the ninth floor with a view of the Sacre Coure. Fridge was replenished with soda and juice, a water station outside breakfast area kept water bottle filled. Breakfast was great. Front desk staff was helpful, got a cab for me to go to the Louvre when my Uber drivers kept cancelling! Great location, walked to Moulin Rouge one night snd used Metro regularly, a pass was provided by your group. Our guide had a desk and whiteboard with info in lobby which made it easy to keep up with daily activities and bus departures to dinner and Fountainbleu. Room was extremely comfortable, usual amenities, TV, AC, blow dryer. A small table and chair near window made a great reading spot. As mentioned in countless reviews, there remains an issue with tub/shower leaking, glass doors are not mounted and water escapes. Small issue when you are visiting the City of Lights. It was my teacher retirement present to me and enjoyed every second. Would return in a heartbeat to this hotel! Bonjour!!
From£126
4.5/5Excellent107 Reviews
Paris|3.79km from city centre
Location: Wonderful, it's next to Barcy Village, a shopping area, with many restaurants, cinemas and stores. Along with a park and the metro station, within a 2 min walk from the hotel. There is a Metro supermarket along with a Carrefour there too. On a map it seems a little far from the centre of Paris, but its a lovely walk along the river and a lesieryly walk took us into the heart of Paris within 1 hour walk, or just take a 10 min taxi ride or a 10 min subway ride. Location is great. If you go into the centre of Paris then you probably looking at small 11-18sqM rooms, don't do this, travel out a little bit and get a room that you can relax in. Room Good size, modern, clean. Big TV, fridge, desk etc... Some bad things now, the AC did not seem powerful enough to keep the room cold, it kept the room cool, but not cold. Also, there were no plug sockets near the bed for charging phones, so bring a really long charging cable Bed is comfortable and the big windows provided a nice open feeling (note, the windows do not open though) Fast Wifi too. Bathroom: Big, clean, modern. Good water pressure, a big mirror with good lighting but it did steam up - but not a big deal. Has a bathtub and shower combined. Breakfast / Food Buffet-style breakfast with patties, eggs, bread, yoghurt, cheeses, tea, and coffee - all pretty standard for most European hotels that offer breakfast. Cannot say I was amazed by it but was not disappointed either - normal. We did have dinner at the hotel which was lovely. Beautiful salad and pasta. No complaints here. Facilities It's like a modern art gallery. Has giant sculptures everywhere, table football, ping pong tables, a hairdresser/barber, a cinema room, a BBQ area, a pool, spa, gym... it's a lot for a hotel to have. It's almost too much but it's lovely to have and if you are spending a long time in the Hotel then there are many things you can do - but we were here only for a few days so did not try out everything. But much better to have than not. Gym Some free weights, a yoga studio area, a punching bag, callisthenics bars - it's all pretty good. Set in the basement of the hotel and accessible only by 1 of the 4 elevators they have is annoying, but again, Pullman offers a lot of facilities Pullman is a wonderful hotel which offers large rooms and is a plus in a city like Paris. Everything is clean and modern with only the AC power being below average. I cannot say Pullman is the cheapest hotel, next door there is an IBIS but we wanted a larger room - I would book Pullman again, especially if they have a good price. For a short stay it is good because of the location and for a long stay its good because of the room size and facilities.
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4.6/5Outstanding109 Reviews
Paris|4.92km from city centre
The hotel is great, clean and comfortable, the breakfast is very good, a must-have every day. The room was very comfortable and well appointed. There is a towel drying rack in the bathroom, which is convenient for drying small laundry. There are many restaurants within a five-minute walk from the hotel, and it is also very close to the subway. All in all, it is very convenient. If you rent a car, there are common roadside and parking lots at the door, free of charge. Highly recommended. It is 5 kilometers away from San Siro and very close from Milan Central Station. It takes about ten minutes to drive at most.
From£139
4.1/5Very Good82 Reviews
Paris|2.7km from city centre
The premium quadruple room is newly renovated and had huge comfortable bathroom with bath tub and separate shower room and wc. The quadruple room had a king bed and a queen sofa bed. When the sofa bed is opened there's no room to walk. The main lift broke down one the day we checked out. Luckily there are other smaller lifts nearby. Breakfast was very good with sausages bacan boiled eggs and many types of pastries, cereal, milk, juices and coffee. Very convenient location.
From£105
4.2/5Very Good132 Reviews
Paris|5.1km from city centre
The basin was clogged on the first day, and it was disgusting. However, I provided feedback to the reception on the second day, and they sent someone to fix it. So the problem was solved. Overall, I was quite happy and grateful for the reception giving me my requested view with a bathtub. Looking out from the room on the 30th floor, facing the breathtaking view and river, it just made my day when I woke up or was going to rest. The bed is huge and firm, a plus point for giving me a good rest after a day of walking. However, I was just a little bit disappointed because initially, I was told that the indoor swimming pool was free for guests. Still, when I revisited on the second day, I found out that I have to pay for it. The breakfast was average. There is still room for improvement for the choices of bread, cheeses, yogurts, and hot food, etc.
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Swimming pool

4.6/5Outstanding72 Reviews
Paris|4.44km from city centre
We chose this hotel because it was close to the friend I was visiting. We arrived before noon and hoped to just leave our luggage and begin our day touring Paris, but our room was already ready and we were able to get settled first, which was such a nice surprise. The staff was super friendly and the room was clean and comfortable. I appreciated the in-room coffee maker.
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4.2/5Very Good73 Reviews
Paris|4.22km from city centre
I have so many wonderful things to say about this hotel. The location is perfect. Tucked in down a side street, a block across from the Champs Elysées, you can walk up to the Arc de Triomphe and also be in the 16th or 17th in 5 minutes. Or down to Tuleries and Concorde in a short walk, or across to the Eiffel Tower and the 7th. I walked everywhere. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. I checked in smoothly at just after 3pm and my room was ready. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. I had a great night’s sleep, the room was quiet and soundproofed. It was nice to be able to watch TV from home, as well as French TV. Breakfast was lovely and the staff were again very kind and making sure all the guests were happy. The restaurant is airy and comfortable. Sadly I only stayed for one night as it was a flying visit, but I’ll definitely be back to stay at this hotel. Merci à toute l’équipe pour un accueil chaleureux et un séjour très agréable.
From£173
4.7/5Outstanding47 Reviews
Paris|3.99km from city centre
Very good, the room is clean and tidy as a whole, the location of the hotel is also good, it is more convenient and convenient to go everywhere. I live here every time I come, the breakfast is also very good, and the service is good! ! !
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4.4/5Excellent44 Reviews
Paris|4.38km from city centre
Breakfast is very good, not a buffet restaurant, is a set meal, more than the extra money. You can add an extra bed, but the super bed is indeed very big, the hotel is in a good location, just near the Eiffel Tower, but if you don't choose a view room, you can see the street view. The design and collection of the hotel lobby are highlights, the small garden can not be missed, very beautiful. As far as the room is concerned, the honesty can be said to be normal, the service is indeed very good. When checking in at the front desk, there were Chinese receptions and smooth communication. Overall it is still great.
From£1,320
4.2/5Very Good53 Reviews
Paris|2.38km from city centre
Pros: The location of the hotel is very good. It is about 5 minutes walk from the subway station. It is also quiet and safe. The hotel has an underground parking lot and a swimming pool. Disadvantages: 1. Breakfast is too single, no change, if a good friend in English, it is recommended to go to the street cafe for breakfast. 2. The room is small. 3. Hotel service in general, no one at the door to help with the suitcase.
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Top Attractions in France

While the Olympics will undoubtedly be the main highlight of your trip, take some time to explore the beauty and charm of France. Visit iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, or take a leisurely stroll along the Seine River. Indulge in the exquisite French cuisine, shop at fashionable boutiques, or simply immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and art scene.

Paris, France Sacre Coeur + The Louvre Museum+ Montmartre Day Tour [Romantic Paris·Classic Itinerary·Outside Notre Dame de Paris| Private Group Tour Chinese Chartered Vehicle·1 Car 1 Group]

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  • A day trip to experience the romance of Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral + Tuileries Garden + Champ de Mars + France one-day tour [cherry blossom season, door-to-door pick-up, high-quality Chartered Vehicle in Chinese]

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Paris en Scene 3 Course Seine River Dinner Cruise

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Paris by Night City Tour and Moulin Rouge

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  • After a lovely tour of Paris by night with our News commentaries, treat your senses to quite the sight at the world-famous Moulin Rouge cabaret, plus Champagne!

France + Giverny + Palace of Versailles One-Day Tour [European Travel Monet Garden + Palace of Versailles One/Half Day Optional + Skip-the-Line Admission Tickets+ Paris Two-way]

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  • Monet's House, immerse yourself in Monet's daily life; Chinese audio commentary, bring headphones to enjoy the full experience on your device; Take a Guide tour of Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny and its Various colors; optional half-day tour of Giverny/one-day tour of Giverny/one-day tour of Giverny and Versailles

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Paris, France Sacre Coeur + The Louvre Museum+ Montmartre Day Tour [Romantic Paris·Classic Itinerary·Outside Notre Dame de Paris| Private Group Tour Chinese Chartered Vehicle·1 Car 1 Group]

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Paris
  • A day trip to experience the romance of Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral + Tuileries Garden + Champ de Mars + France one-day tour [cherry blossom season, door-to-door pick-up, high-quality Chartered Vehicle in Chinese]

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Paris
  • parent-child

Paris en Scene 3 Course Seine River Dinner Cruise

4.2/5
6 reviews
63 Booked
Paris

Paris by Night City Tour and Moulin Rouge

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Paris
  • After a lovely tour of Paris by night with our News commentaries, treat your senses to quite the sight at the world-famous Moulin Rouge cabaret, plus Champagne!

France + Giverny + Palace of Versailles One-Day Tour [European Travel Monet Garden + Palace of Versailles One/Half Day Optional + Skip-the-Line Admission Tickets+ Paris Two-way]

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Paris
  • Monet's House, immerse yourself in Monet's daily life; Chinese audio commentary, bring headphones to enjoy the full experience on your device; Take a Guide tour of Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny and its Various colors; optional half-day tour of Giverny/one-day tour of Giverny/one-day tour of Giverny and Versailles

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With proper planning and preparation, your trip to France for the Paris Olympics 2024 will be an unforgettable experience. Remember to book your travel and accommodation in advance, familiarize yourself with the venues, and take the opportunity to explore the wonders of France beyond the Olympic events. Enjoy the games and make lasting memories in the City of Lights!

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