Calling all sports fans: this year, Europe is the epicenter of the world's best competitions. With the Olympics 2024 in France and the European Football Championship 2024 in Germany, your summer will be full of sensations. To help you plan your stay in France so you can be in the front row at your favorite Olympics, we've put together a comprehensive guide to the locations, dates and schedules of the most anticipated events at this year's Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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Olympics 2024: Which city in France will host the Olympic Games?

Olympic Games in Paris 2024
Although most of the Olympic Games competitions will take place in Paris and the surrounding area (21 out of 32 sports will be held in Paris), Olympic Games competitions will also be held in other major French cities in the summer of 2024. These include, among others:

  • Lille - Stade Pierre Mauroy: The basketball and handball matches will be held here
  • Nantes - Stade de la Beaujoire (FC Nantes): Nantes will host some soccer matches of the Olympic Games
  • Châteauroux - Centre National de Tir Sportif: This will be the venue for the shooting competitions
  • Bordeaux - Matmut Atlantique: will be the venue for some soccer matches of the Olympic Games
  • Lyon - Groupama Stadium: will host some soccer matches of the Olympic Games
  • Saint-Etienne - Stade Geoffroy-Guichard: to host some soccer matches of the Olympic Games
  • Nice Stadium - Allianz Riviera : venue for some soccer matches of the Olympic Games
  • Marseille - Stade Vélodrome and La Marina: Some soccer matches of the Olympic Games and sailing competitions will take place here

2024 Olympic Games calendar by competition in France

Competition Dates Location
Basketball 27 July to 11 August Lille - Stade Pierre Mauroy
Paris - Arena Bercy (final)
Football July 24 to August 10 Nantes - Stade de la Beaujoire
Bordeaux - Matmut Atlantique
Lyon - Groupama Stadium Lyon - Groupama Stadium
Saint-Etienne - Geoffroy-Guichard
Stade de Nice - Allianz Riviera
Stade de Marseille - Velodrome
Paris - Parc des Princes (final)
Handball July 24 to August 10 Lille - Stade Pierre Mauroy
Surfing 27 to 30 July Tahiti - Teahupo'o
Shooting 27 July to 5 August Châteauroux - Centre national de tir
Sailing July 28 to August 8 Marseille - Marina

Map with events of the 2024 Olympic Games throughout France

Which Olympic Games competitions will be held in Paris and the surrounding area?</h3
If you are planning to travel to Paris to watch the Olympic Games competitions or just to run into your favorite athletes, here is a table with the most important dates and locations where you can watch the Olympic Games competitions in the city:

2024 Olympic Games calendar by competition directly in Paris

3x3 BasketballJuly 30 to August 5Paris - La Concorde

Competition Dates Location
Athletics August 1 to 11 Stade de France
Cycling - BMX Freestyle July 30-31 Paris - La Concorde
Boxes 27 July to 10 August Paris - Arena Paris Nord
Paris - Stade Roland-Garros
Breaking 9 to 10 August Paris - La Concorde
Cycling - Road 27 July to 4 August Paris - Pont d'Iéna
Paris - Invalides Cathedral
Paris - Pont Alexandre III
Fencing 27 July to 4 August Paris - Grand Palais
Gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics 27 July to 10 August Paris - Arena Porte de la Chapelle
Paris - Arena Bercy
Weightlifting August 7 to 11 Arena Paris Sud
Judo 27 July to 3 August Paris - Arena Champ de Mars
Wrestling August 5 to 11 Paris - Arena Champ de Mars
Swimming 27 July to 4 August Paris - La Défense Arena
Marathon swimming 8 to 9 August Paris - Pont Alexandre III
7s rugby July 24 to 30 Paris - Stade de France
Skateboard 27 July to 7 August Paris - La Concorde
Taekwondo August 7 to 10 Paris - Grand Palais
Tennis 27 July to 4 August Paris - Roland-Garros
Table tennis 27 July to 10 August Paris - Arena Paris Sud
Archery 25 July to 4 August Paris - Invalides
Trampolining August 2 Paris - Arena Bercy
Triathlon July 30 to August 5 Paris - Pont Alexandre III
Volleyball 27 July to 11 August Paris - Arena Paris Sud
Beach volleyball 27 July to 10 August Paris - Eiffel Tower

Map Events Olympic Games 2024 Paris intramuros

Which Olympic Games competitions will be held in the Paris area?</h3

2024 Olympic Games calendar by competition in the Paris area

Competition Dates Location
Environment 27 July to 3 August Stade nautique de Vaires-sur-Marne
Badminton 27 July to 5 August Arena Porte de la Chapelle
Cycling - BMX Race 1 to 2 August Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Canoe slalom and canoe racing 27 July to 10 August Stade nautique de Vaires-sur-Marne
Cycling - Track cycling August 5 to 11 Velodrome national de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Sport climbing 5 to 10 August Climbing area Le Bourget
Golf August 1 to 10 Golf National
Hockey 27 July to 9 August Yves-du-Manoir Stadium
Synchronized swimming 27 July to 4 August Saint Denis - Centre Aquatique
Modern Pentathlon 8 to 11 August Versailles - Palace of Versailles
Paris - Arena Paris Nord
Water Diving 27 July to 10 August Saint Denis - Centre Aquatique
Riding 27 July to 6 August Versailles - Palace of Versailles
Cycling - Mountain Bike July 28 and 29 Elancourt - Colline d'Elancourt
Water polo 27 July to 11 August Saint Denis - Water Sports Center
Paris - La Défense Arena

Map Olympic Games Paris 2024 Paris extramuros

How to get to the Olympic Games venues on the outskirts of Paris?

Venue of the Olympic Games in Saint Denis Paris 2024
Most of the Olympic Games venues in the Paris area are easily accessible by public transport. For the main venues of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, you will find here the most important information to get to the competitions:

  • Château de Versailles: Stop at the Versaille Chantier stop on the RER C, the Train N from Montparnasse, the Train U from La Défense or at the Versailles Rive Droite stop from Saint-Lazare station. Then take a direct bus line that runs especially for spectators.
  • Paris La Dégense Arena in Nanterre: Stop at La Défense - Grande Arche with the RER A, the Train L, the Train U, the Metro 1 or the Tram T2.
  • Yves-Du-Manoir Stadium: Take the Train J from Saint-Lazare station and stop at Le Stade.
  • Water sports center in Saint-Denis: You can easily reach the center by taking the RER D and stopping at the Stade de France Saint-Denis stop, or by taking the Metro 14 and stopping at the future Pleyel stop.
  • Stade de France in Saint-Denis: You can easily reach the center by taking the RER D and getting off at the Stade de France Saint-Denis stop, La Plaine Stade de France with the RER B, Saint-Denis Porte de Paris with the Métro 13 or the Métro 14 and get off at the future Pleyel stop.
  • Arena Paris Nord: You can reach the arena by taking the RER B and getting off at Parc des Expositions.
  • climbing facility in Le Bourget: This facility is served by the RER B or the Tram T11 from Le Bourget station.
  • Stade Nautique de Vaires-Sur-Marnes: You can reach the water sports stadium from Bussy-Saint-Georges station by RER A and then by shuttle.

Olympics 2024 calendar: details by city and date of the competitions of the 2024 Olympic Games

For some Olympic Games competitions, especially for team sports, you will need to travel to cities in France other than Paris. To help you organize your trip to France for the 2024 Olympic Games according to your favourite sport, we have put together all the information you need if you want to watch the basketball, soccer and handball matches of your favourite teams!

Football calendar of the Olympic Games: Where and when to watch the soccer matches in France

Stade de France official venue of the 2024 Olympic Games.
The various soccer tournaments of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will take place between Wednesday, July 24 and Friday, August 9, 2024 for the men's competition and between Thursday, July 25 and Saturday, August 10, 2024 for the women's competition. The two finals of these major tournaments will be played at the Parc des Princes in Paris to bring these events to a climax! 12 women's and 16 men's teams will take part in the tournaments, including the German women's Olympic team. Unfortunately, the German men's Olympic team will not be taking part this time. The 58 matches of the Olympic Games will be played at seven venues throughout France:

Bordeaux: The soccer calendar for the 2024 Olympics at the Matmut Atlantique Stadium

Bordeaux Stadium for the events of the Olympic Football Games
7 matches will be played at the Girondins de Bordeaux stadium, including a men's quarter-final.

  • Wednesday, July 24 at 7 pm: Pool Men D D1 vs. D2
  • Thursday, July 25 at 7 pm: Pool Women C C3 vs. C4
  • Saturday, July 27 at 3 pm and 9 pm: Pool Men C and D: C4 vs. C2 and D1 vs. D3
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 3 p.m.: Pool Men C C2 vs. C3
  • Wednesday, July 31 at 5 p.m.: Pool Women C C4 vs. C1
  • Friday, August 02 at 9 pm: Quarterfinals Men 1A vs. 1B
How to get to the Bordeaux stadium for the Olympic Games?

The stadium in Bordeaux is easy to reach and is served by streetcar line C from Bordeaux Central Station. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the stadium from the city center. The organizers of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will also set up a shuttle bus from the streetcar stop on line B La Cité du Vin.

Where to stay in Bordeaux during the Olympic Games?

The advantage of attending the soccer Olympics competitions in Bordeaux rather than Paris means you can avoid the tourist crowds in the Parisian streets. The prices for accommodation are also not too high and you can easily book a hotel. Among our favorite hotels, we recommend you to stay in the following hotels:

  • La Tour Intendance in Bordeaux: it offers a unique experience in a soothing and comfortable setting in the heart of Bordeaux, providing easy access to the city's treasures while offering upscale service in an elegant environment.
  • Seeko'O Hotel: With its avant-garde design, this hotel offers spacious and modern rooms as well as a relaxation area with sauna and fitness room, all in a dynamic neighborhood along the Garonne near the Cité du Vin and the Chaban-Delmas bridge.

Nantes: The 2024 Olympic Games soccer calendar at the Stade de la Beaujoire

8 matches will take place at the FC Nantes stadium, including the men's bronze medal match:

  • Wednesday, July 24 at 5 pm: Pool Men C C3 vs. C4
  • Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m.: Pool Women C C1 vs C2
  • Saturday, July 27 at 5 p.m.: Pool Men C C1 vs C3
  • Sunday, July 28 at 7 pm: Pool Women C C1 vs. C3
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 7 pm: Pool Men D D4 vs. D1
  • Wednesday, July 31 at 9 pm: Pool Women C C2 vs. C3
  • Saturday, August 03 at 9 pm: Quarterfinals Women 1A vs. 3B/C
  • Thursday, August 08 at 5 p.m.: 3rd place match men
How to get to the Nantes stadium for the Olympic Games?

The Stade de la Beaujoire is easily accessible by bus from Nantes city center. From Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, take the C6 bus in the direction of Chantrerie Grandes Ecoles and get off at the Batignolles stop.

Where to stay in Nantes during the Olympic Games?

Similar to Bordeaux, it will be much easier for you to find a hotel in Nantes for the Olympic soccer games. Nantes isn't necessarily a popular destination for tourists in the summer, so you can enjoy the city to the fullest during your stay. If you are planning to book a hotel, we recommend the following hotels:

  • Cerise Nantes La Beaujoire: Thanks to its proximity to the stadium, the exhibition center and the banks of the Erdre, this hotel is perfect for your stay for the 2024 Olympics. It offers equipped studios with kitchenettes that provide comfort and independence for your stay.
  • Brit Hotel Nantes La Beaujoire: Its historic charm, its convenient location between Nantes and Rennes and its comfortable rooms equipped with modern amenities offer peace and serenity as well as refined cuisine with fresh and local products.

Nice: The soccer calendar of the 2024 Olympic Games at the Allianz Riviera Stadium

Nice Stadium for the competitions of the Olympic Football Games
6 matches will be played at the Allianz Riviera Stadium on the French Riviera:

  • Wednesday, July 24 at 5 p.m.: Pool Men A A3 vs. A4
  • Thursday, July 25 at 9 pm: Pool Women B B1 vs. B2
  • Saturday, July 27 at 9 p.m.: Pool Men A A1 vs. A3
  • Sunday, July 28 at 7 pm: Pool Women B B4 vs. B2
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 5 p.m.: Pool Men B B2 vs. B3
  • Wednesday, July 31 at 9 p.m.: Pool Women A A2 vs. A3
How to get to the stadium in Nice for the Olympic Games?

The Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice is not far from the airport and is easily accessible by streetcar from Nice city center. The L2 and L3 lines from the city center will take you to the stadium in around an hour. From Nice airport, you can expect a journey time of around 25 minutes.

Where to stay in Nice during the Olympic Games?

Although Nice is not the city hosting the main competitions of the Olympic Games, it is one of the most popular destinations in France in July. We therefore recommend that you book your hotel quickly if you want to enjoy the soccer matches in Nice. Among our favorites, we recommend the following hotels:

  • Cantemerle Hôtel: Thanks to its intimate and friendly atmosphere in the middle of nature, it offers comfortable rooms with Provençal charm, refined local cuisine and a wellness area to relax in.
  • Hotel Mercure Nice Promenade des Anglais: Its exceptional location by the sea and just a few minutes' walk from the city center is perfect if you want to take the opportunity to visit Nice. The hotel offers rooms with a sea view.

Also worth reading: 5 luxury hotels in Nice for an unforgettable stay

Marseille: the 2024 Olympic Games soccer calendar at the Stade du Vélodrome

Marseille stadium for the Olympic soccer matches
10 matches will be played at the Stade du Vélodrome in the center of the city of Marseille. The Olympique de Marseille stadium will also be the venue for two men's and women's quarter-finals and two semi-finals:

  • Wednesday, July 24 at 9 pm: Pool Men A A1 vs. A2
  • Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m.: Pool Women B B3 vs. B4
  • Saturday, July 27 at 5 p.m.: Pool Men A A4 vs. A2
  • Sunday, July 28 at 9 pm: Pool Women B B1 vs. B3
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.: Pool Men A A4 vs. A1
  • Wednesday, July 31 at 7 pm: Pool Women B B4 vs. B1
  • Friday, August 2 at 5 p.m.: Quarterfinals Men 1C vs. 2D
  • Saturday, August 3 at 7 p.m.: Women's quarter-final 2A vs. 2B
  • Monday, August 5 at 6 p.m.: Men's semi-final W26 vs. W28
  • Tuesday, August 6 at 9 p.m.: Women's semi-final W19 vs. W21
How to get to the Stade du Vélodrome for the Olympic Games?

Getting to the Stade du Vélodrome from Marseille city center is nothing easier than that. After reaching Saint Charles station, take the metro line 2 in the direction of Sainte-Marguerite Dromel and get off at the Rond Point du Prado stop.

Where to stay in Marseille during the Olympic Games?

Similar to Nice, Marseille is also a popular vacation city for many French people. So if you're considering booking a hotel to attend the Olympic soccer matches in Marseille, we recommend that you choose your accommodation as soon as possible. Among our favorite hotels, we recommend the following:

  • Hotel Marsiho by HappyCulture: This hotel offers an exotic and chic atmosphere in the heart of the city, with rooms ideally located to discover the city.
  • Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port: Ideally located in the Old Port of Marseille, you can enjoy a luxurious stay, a prime location and affordable rates at this hotel.

Also worth reading: Our guide to aperfect weekend in Marseille

Lyon: The soccer calendar for the 2024 Olympics at Groupama Stadium

Stade de Lyon pour les épreuves de jeux olympiques de foot
11 matches will be played at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon, including the women's Olympic bronze medal match.

  • Wednesday, July 24 at 7 pm: Pool Men B B3 vs. B4
  • Thursday, July 25 at 9 p.m.: Pool Women A A1 vs. A2
  • Saturday, July 27 at 3 p.m.: Pool Men B B1 vs. B3
  • Sunday, July 28 at 5 p.m.: Pool Women A A4 vs. A2
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 5 p.m.: Pool Men B B4 vs. B1
  • Wednesday, July 31 at 9 p.m.: Pool Women A A4 vs. A1
  • Friday, August 2 at 7 p.m.: Quarterfinals Men 1D vs. 2C
  • Saturday, August 3 at 5 p.m.: Women's quarter-final 1C vs. 3A/B
  • Monday, August 5 at 9 p.m.: Men's semi-final W25 vs. W27
  • Tuesday, August 6 at 6 p.m.: Women's semi-final W20 vs. W22
  • Friday, August 9, 3 p.m.: Women's 3rd place match
How to get to the Groupama Stadium in Lyon for the Olympic Games?

From Place Bellecour, take metro A to its terminus at Vaux-en-Velin La Soie. From there, take the Tram T7 in the direction of Décine OL Vallée. This takes around 40 minutes from Lyon city center.

Where to stay in Lyon during the Olympic Games?

Lyon has a variety of hotels, ranging from budget accommodation to more luxurious hotels. If you want to stay in Lyon during the Olympic Football Games, we recommend booking one of the following hotels:

  • Hotel Mercure Centre des Beaux Arts: Ideally located in the heart of the peninsula, between the Rhône and Saône rivers, in a historic 19th century building. This charming hotel offers modern rooms with a breathtaking view of the city center.
  • Novotel Lyon Confluence: Located in a trendy district of the city, you will enjoy a modern and bright location on the banks of the Saône with direct access to the Confluence shopping center. The modern and comfortable rooms will be perfect to relax.

Also worth reading: Unusual activities to do in Lyon

Saint-Etienne: The soccer calendar for the 2024 Olympic Games at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard

Saint Etienne stadium for the Olympic Football Games competitions
6 matches will be played at the Geoffroy Guichard stadium, also known as the Chaudron by its fans. You can watch the French women's national team play between Lyon and Saint Etienne for the Olympic Games in soccer:

  • Wednesday, July 24, 3 pm: Pool Men B B1 vs. B2
  • Thursday, July 25 at 5 p.m.: Pool Women A A3 vs. A4
  • Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m.: Pool Men B B4 vs. B2
  • Sunday, July 28 at 9 p.m.: Pool Women A A1 vs. A3
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 7 p.m.: Pool Men A A2 vs. A3
  • Wednesday, July 31 at 7 pm: Pool Women B B2 vs. B3
How to get to Geoffroy-Guichard for the Olympic Games

To reach the stadium from the city center of St. Etienne, take the streetcar from Saint-Etienne Châteaucreux station and get off at the Saint-Etienne La Terasse stop.

Where to stay in Saint-Etienne during the Olympic Games?

The city of Saint-Etienne is certainly the most affordable of the cities taking part in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. If you are planning to attend the Olympic Football Games competitions in Saint-Etienne, we recommend booking the following hotel:

  • Logis Hôtel du Midi: Its privileged location on the heights of the Bellevue district and its direct access to the city center by streetcar make this hotel a perfect place, even for visitors passing through.

Paris: The soccer calendar for the 2024 Olympics at the Stade de France

10 matches will be played at the Stade de France in Saint Denis, including the two Olympic finals.

  • Wednesday, July 24 at 3pm and 9pm: Pool Men C and D C1 vs. C2 and D3 vs. D4
  • Saturday, July 27 at 7 p.m.: Pool Men D D2 vs. D4
  • Sunday, July 28 at 5 p.m.: Pool Women C C4 vs C2
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 3 pm and 9 pm: Pool Men C and D C4 vs C1 and D2 vs D3
  • Friday, August 2 at 3 p.m.: Quarterfinals Men 1B vs. 2A
  • Saturday, August 3 at 3 p.m.: Women's quarter-final 1B vs. 2A/B
  • Friday, August 9 at 6 p.m.: Men's final
  • Saturday, August 10 at 5 p.m.: Women's final

Olympics 2024 basketball program: In which cities can you watch the basketball games of the Olympic Games?

Olympic basketball games in Paris 2024
The Olympic basketball competitions at the Paris 2024 Games will begin at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille before the finals are held in the French capital. No details have yet been released about the basketball profile of the Olympics, other than the times and locations of the group stage and finals.

Here are the dates released by the Paris 2024 organization for the Olympic basketball competitions:

  • Group stage men and women: Saturday, July 27 to Sunday, August 4, 2024 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille
  • Men's quarter-finals: Tuesday, August 6 at the Bercy Arena
  • Women's quarter-finals: Wednesday, August 7, at the Arena de Bercy
  • Men's semi-finals: Thursday, August 8, 2024 at the Arena de Bercy
  • Women's semi-final: Friday, August 9, 2024 at the Arena de Bercy
  • Men's minor final and final: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at the Arena de Bercy
  • Minor final and women's final: Sunday, August 11, 2024 at the Arena de Bercy

Preliminary matches for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

In anticipation of the announcement of the schedule for the 2024 Olympic Games basketball matches, several preparatory matches for the French men's national basketball team have been announced to make the wait a little shorter.

Preliminary match of the French men's team 5x5

  • France - Turkey: Wednesday, July 3 in Rouen, France (Kindarena)
  • Germany - France: Saturday, July 6 in Cologne, Germany (Lanxess Arena)
  • France - Germany: Monday, July 8 in Montpellier, France (Sud de France Arena)
  • France - Serbia: Friday, July 12 in Lyon Décines, France (LDLC Arena)
  • France - Canada: Friday, July 19 in Orléans, France (Co'Met Arena)
  • France - Australia: Sunday, July 21 in Orléans, France (Co'Met Arena)

The times of the individual matches have not yet been set.

Olympics 2024 handball program: Where and when to watch the handball matches at the Olympic Games

Competition at the Olympic Games in handball
The handball tournaments of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris will be held from July 24 to August 11, 2024. The preliminary rounds will be held in Paris at the Arena Paris Sud. You can then enjoy the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the two finals at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille. No further details about the Olympic Handball Games schedule have been announced yet, other than the dates:

  • Men's and women's preliminary tournaments: Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, August 4, 2024 at the Arena Paris Sud
  • Women's quarter-finals: Tuesday, August 6 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy
  • Men's quarter-finals: Wednesday, August 7, at the Stade Pierre Mauroy
  • Women's semi-final: Thursday, August 8, 2024 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy
  • Men's semi-final: Friday, August 9, 2024 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy
  • Minor final and women's final: Saturday, August 10, 2024 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy
  • Men's petite final and final: Sunday, August 11, 2024 at the Stade Pierre Mauroy

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