Paris Summer Olympics 2024: Stadium Guide

Monday, March 25, 2024

Taking place between July 26th and August 11th 2024, the Paris Olympics are set to be one of the world’s most impressive sporting spectacles. While most events will be held at esteemed locations in and around the host city, the excitement of the Games will extend far beyond Paris’s borders. 

From the celebrated sailing waters of Marseille to a modern masterpiece in the famously glamorous Nice, an array of elite venues across France will also host battles for the sport’s ultimate prize—an Olympic gold medal.  

For discerning travelers seeking comfort and convenience, France offers an excellent selection of private jet-friendly airports, with many just a stone’s throw from the Olympic action. 

Whether cheering on your nation’s team or watching history unfold, arriving in style on a group charter or private jet to the 2024 Paris Olympics sets the tone for an unforgettable trip. Here, we’ll explore some of the most prestigious venues hosting Olympic and Paralympic events. 

 

Stade de France

  • Location: Paris
  • Capacity: 77,083
  • Events: Athletics, Rugby 7's
  • Distance from airport (LBG) to stadium: 4.2 mi (6km)

The Stade de France is the country's largest and most revered stadium and serves as the home to the French national football and rugby teams. With a storied history of hosting some of the world's finest sporting occasions, including the FIFA World Cup and the 2023 Rugby World Cup, it embodies excellence on the global stage. 

Situated just 2km from the Olympic Village, this three-tiered marvel provides a fabulous vantage point to watch the action, making it the ideal venue for the main Athletics events. While in Saint-Denis, be sure to explore the gothic grandeur of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis. 

Aerial view of Saint-Denis involving the Seine River and famous Stade de France stadium to the north of Paris, France

 

Place de la Concorde

  • Location: Paris
  • Capacity: 30,000
  • Events: Urban Sports
  • Distance from airport (LGB) to stadium: 13.6 mi (19km)

Located at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde is the largest and most famous public square in Paris. For the 2024 games, the area will become an open arena showcasing exhilarating urban sports competitions: skateboarding, 3x3 basketball, BMX freestyle, and breaking. DJs, curated urban art, and cultural activities will further amplify the vibe. 

Moreover, all of this will unfold mere moments away from the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the renowned Louvre Museum and the breathtaking Eiffel Tower. 

Place de la Concorde with Louxor obelisk and people at sunrise. Paris, France

 

Nice Stadium

  • Location: Nice
  • Capacity: 36,178
  • Events: Football
  • Distance from airport (NCE) to stadium: 4.3 mi (6km)

Situated within the glitzy Cote d’Azur region, this stylish and contemporary multi-sport venue is home to the local football team, OGC Nice. Nice Stadium will welcome spectators for women’s and men’s football matches during the 2024 Olympics, which are sure to be exciting affairs. 

Away from the pitch, you’ll find much to pass your sun-drenched days on the French Riviera. The area boasts some of the country’s most illustrious hotels, including Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc and Le Negresco, as well as an array of fine-dining restaurants, chic bars, upscale boutiques, yacht-friendly marinas, and golden-sand beaches framed by glistening seas. While Nice is considered by many to be the jewel of Cote d’Azur, Cannes, Saint Tropez, and Antibes are well worth visiting, as is nearby Monaco. 

Landscape of riviera coast, turquiose water, flowers and blue sky of cote dAzur

 

Château de Versailles

  • Location: Versailles 
  • Capacity: 15,000 - 40,000, depending on the event.
  • Events: Equestrian, Modern Pentathlon
  • Distance from airport (LGB) to stadium: 20.2 mi (32km)

It's hard to imagine a more beautiful setting for any Olympic event than the remarkable Château de Versailles, also known as the Palace of Versailles, which was previously home to the court of King Louis XIV. A temporary outdoor arena will be set up on the Etoile Royale esplanade at the heart of the Palace’s grand gardens, where the equestrian events, including dressage, evening, and jumping, will be staged. The eventing cross-country and the modern pentathlon will also take place with the Palace's dazzling backdrop. 

While in this exquisite area, explore the quaint cobbled streets of Versailles' historic Notre Dame district, admire the beauty of the baroque Saint-Louis Cathedral, immerse yourself in the fascinating art collections of the Lambinet Museum, or mingle with locals at the buzzy Notre Dame market.

Garden of Palace of Versailles (Chateau de Versailles) in Paris, France

 

Roland-Garros Stadium

  • Location: Paris
  • Capacity: Philippe-Chatrier Court can hold just under 15,000 people
  • Events: Tennis, Boxing finals
  • Distance from airport (LGB) to stadium: 12.7 mi (20km)

Named in honor of French aviator Roland Garros, the stadium is synonymous with championship tennis. It hosts the French Open, one of the four annual Grand Slam events, and is undoubtedly one of the world’s most respected facilities of its kind. During the Olympics, the hallowed clay courts will showcase medal-seeking boxers and the tennis tournament.

The area around the stadium will also be staging numerous Olympic events. The home of Paris Saint Germain, the Parc des Princes, will feature riveting football matches, while the Champ de Mars arena, nestled at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, welcomes athletes competing in judo, wrestling, and beach volleyball.

Champ de Mars view from top of eiffel tower

 

Roucas-Blanc Marina

  • Location: Marseille
  • Capacity: 12,262, including 10,000 standing
  • Events: Sailing, Windsurfing, Kiteboarding
  • Distance from airport (MRS) to marina:18.6 mi (30km)

The sailing, windsurfing, and kiteboarding events will all take place off the coast of the Mediterranean city of Marseille, drawing thousands of spectators to Provence’s capital. Nearby, Stade Vélodrome, the second largest stadium in France, will also be hosting Olympic action as one of the prominent football venues.

Marseille is a stunning port city with a rich history, as you’d expect from the oldest city in France. It has a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere and a host of delights to entertain well-heeled travelers. Find time to wander through the atmospheric Old Port, savor fresh seafood and traditional culinary delights, and enjoy the eye-catching street art. After the Games, explore Provence’s idyllic rolling vineyards, picturesque towns, and sumptuous spas.  

Beautiful panoramic view of the city of Marseille, France

 

Teahupo'o

  • Location: Tahiti
  • Capacity: 600
  • Events: Surfing
  • Distance from airport (PPT) to venue: 47 mi (71km)

For the first time in history, an event will be staged in one of the host nation’s overseas territories. Almost 16,000km from the bustling streets of Paris, the village of Teahupo’o, on the southwest coast of the French Polynesian paradise island of Tahiti, will host the Olympic surfing event. 

Ensconced in the embrace of the South Pacific Ocean, the area has legendary status in the surfing world and has hosted the WSL Championship Tour event since 1999. Its shallow coral reef creates ideal conditions, producing epic swells, picture-perfect barrels, and some of the most spectacular waves on the planet. It promises adrenaline-fuelled action at its brilliant best. 

Home to imposing mountains, verdant valleys, and pristine white and black sandy beaches, Tahiti has retained its unspoiled natural splendor. The warmth of Tahitian culture and hospitality is felt all around the island, and luxury travelers can unwind after the excitement at one of the impeccable five-star resorts. The nearby haven of Bora Bora, only a 50-minute flight away from Papeete, is also well worth extending your trip for.

Bora Bora and Mount Otemanu nature landscape in Tahiti, French Polynesia

Fly Private Jet with Air Partner

It's estimated that around 500,000 spectators will attend the 2024 Paris Olympics, so the convenience of private jet travel and the ability to access local or private airports closer to stadiums will be advantageous. 

With experience gained over more than 60 years, the Air Partner Private Jets and Group Charter teams have the expertise to curate bespoke itineraries and ensure the utmost flexibility, even during periods of high demand. 

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