Olympics Paris 2024, opening ceremony: practical information, news, broadcast, what you need to know

Published by Rizhlaine de Sortiraparis · Photos by Audrey de Sortiraparis · Published on July 16th, 2024 at 01:32 p.m.
Paris is thinking big for the 2024 Olympic Games. And it all starts with the opening ceremony on the Seine. Here's what you need to know about the program, security arrangements, closed stations, practical information and broadcasts.

Paris comes alive with the Olympic Games 2024 this summer. From July 26 to August 11, 2024, the Olympic Games take over the capital for the first time in a century. For the occasion, the City of Light prepares and adapts for the event. This iconic and festive sporting event is due to kick off on July 26, 2024, and will be marked by an opening ceremony... on the Seine. A first in thehistory of the Olympic Games.

It's an ambitious project, and one that calls for a sporting organization to say the least. With its security arrangements, closed stations, restricted traffic and reception facilities, the opening ceremony will clearly have an impact on the flow of Parisians in the run-up to and on D-Day. On the other hand, curiosity is growing around the final programming planned for the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympics. The closer we get to the event, the more rumors circulate and the contours take shape until the key moment that will launch this Parisian edition of the Olympic Games.

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The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are here! And for the opening ceremony, scheduled for July 26, 2024, plenty of great surprises await the lucky ones who were able to get a ticket, and those who will be watching on TV. Artists, happenings, a parade of athletes... What can we expect? We tell you (almost) everything! [Read more]

To help you find your way around, we've compiled the latest news and practical information about the opening ceremony of the Paris Summer Olympics. Stay tuned as the guide is updated with new announcements and discoveries.

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Is the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games likely to face technical worries? A strike notice has been issued by the CGT Spectacle to protest against "blatant inequalities of treatment" between artists. [Read more]

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Decidedly, don't plan to travel too close to the Seine, around the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, as 17 metro and RER stations will be closed from July 18! [Read more]

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D-5 to the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympic Games! Faced with such a big event and its constraints, many Parisian museums prefer to close their doors this July 26, 2024. [Read more]

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Since late April, rumors have been swirling that Céline Dion could set the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games alight. After a long absence due to neurological illness, the Quebec singer could make a triumphant return on July 26. [Read more]

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The day of the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games makes you want to stay at home, given the many metro lines and stations closed during the day! [Read more]

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Gérald Darmanin has announced the closure of airspace, on the evening of the opening ceremony of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, within a 150-kilometer radius of the capital. [Read more]

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Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On July 26th, 2024

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