Tickets first went on sale on the 17th April and most sessions sold out. However there are still football sessions tickets for sale from EUR24. You could also be lucky if you keep an eye out for any sales on tickets as they occasionally release these.

Make sure to only purchase tickets from the official Olympics site to avoid scams.

The Paralympics tickets can also be found on the official site and sessions such as the badminton, Taekwondo and swimming can be purchased from EUR15. The Paralympics will take place from the 28 August to 8 September and during this time you could find Paris easier to get around and find accommodation too.

Make sure to get travel insurance before your summer trip to ensure security and peace of mind.

Other Cities Hosting

A few other cities in France are hosting sessions, these could be cheaper and also less busy. By staying here you could find more reasonable accommodation and a more relaxed atmosphere.

  • Lyon
  • Marseille
  • Saint Etienne
  • Nice
  • Bordeaux
  • Nantes


Without  a ticket

If you are going to Paris this summer and have been unlucky with tickets or want to avoid the cost then this can still be a full and entertaining trip for you. The city will be buzzing with excitement over the summer from the games and you will find this in and outside of the venues.

Locations such as, Les Invalides and Parc de la Villette will be filled with those without tickets to particular sessions to enjoy the games from a different beautiful location. There will be large screens to view and the atmosphere here will make you forget you aren’t courtside.


Paris in the summer

Long warm days and wine by the seine, Paris can offer you a magical summer trip with so many landmarks and sights to see.

Paris is one of the most popular tourist destinations during the summer months and this year it will be even busier. Staying outside of the city will allow you to escape crowds however be mindful of the threat of train strikes in Paris during the games as well as the hike in metro ticket from EUR 2.10 to EUR 4.

If you are staying outside of Paris hiring a car could make getting around the French countryside much easier as allow you to take in as much of the beauty as you can.


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