Paris 2024 Olympics: Olympic venues, events and places to discover in the 12th arrondissement

Published by Margot de Sortiraparis · Photos by Caroline de Sortiraparis · Published on May 22th, 2024 at 08:56 a.m.
For the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the capital is becoming one of the world's biggest sports hubs, with numerous venues set up to host the must-see sporting events and star athletes. Visit the 12th arrondissement to find out more!

In Paris, the energy is mounting as the Summer 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach: and with good reason, there are just a few weeks to go before the opening of this global event, which will bring the world's greatest athletes to the City of Light.

To the east of the capital, in the 12th arrondissement, a number of sporting events will be staged at Olympic venues set up especially for the occasion. Find out which events are on offer, which Olympic and Paralympic venues are in the area and, most importantly, what to do in the 12th arrondissement.

Bercy Arena

The pyramid-shapedArena overlooks the Parc de Bercy , and since its creation in 1984 has hosted numerous concerts by the world's biggest stars, as well as top-level sporting events such as the Rolex Paris Master and the 2018 European Women's Handball Championship. Served by lines 1 (Gare de Lyon stop), 14 or 6 (Bercy stop), as well as RER A and D (Gare de Lyon stop), the Arena de Bercy is easily accessible by public transport from the center of the capital or from the suburbs.

For the Paris Olympics, the Bercy Arena will host the basketball, trampoline and artistic gymnastics events.

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Before or after attending one of these sporting events - if you're one of the lucky ones to have managed to snag a ticket - you'll want to take a stroll around the 12th arrondissement, to discover its cultural sites, its beautiful parks, or even the immense Bois de Vincennes and its bucolic lakes where you can go boating.

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