Summer Olympics in Paris

Welcome, fellow Olympic enthusiasts! Get ready to be swept off your feet this summer as the world comes alive for the much-awaited Paris Olympics of 2024. The magic begins with the dazzling opening ceremony, where Parisian grandeur meets global celebration. As the French City of Love takes centre stage, athletes from every corner of the globe unite to showcase their skills, spirit and sheer determination. Join us in embracing the energy and excitement of Paris 2024—it’s time for an unforgettable Olympic journey in the heart of France! 🎉🌟

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  1. Olympic Venue Concepts: Paris will be transformed into the perfect blend of culture and sports!
  2. Paris Photo Spots: Our favourite places to take photos in Paris during the Olympic games.
  3. Olympics and Art: Don’t miss the Cultural Olympiad, celebrating global creativity and diversity.
  4. Best Neighbourhoods to Stay in Paris: Find the best locations to experience Paris during the Olympics.
  5. Athlete Spotlight with Tianna: American Olympian Tianna Bartoletta has the best tips to plan active tourism for your trip for the Paris 2024 games.
  6. Paris Summer Travel Tips: Discover the best-hidden gems of the city.

Photo: Kirill in Paris for Flytographer. Andrea and family capture memories in Paris with a family photoshoot at Trocadéro & the Eiffel Tower.

Olympic Venue Concepts

Back in 2021 (delayed because of the pandemic), the Summer Olympic Games were held in Tokyo, Japan. 🇯🇵 Three years later, the goal for the Olympic Games in Paris will be to “transform the city’s iconic landmarks into sporting arenas to set the stage for great sporting moments against a backdrop of Paris’ magnificent monuments.” 🇫🇷 The organizing committee has designed 35 venue concepts to discover summer in Paris, the Île-de-France region and the rest of France for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This concept of designing venues around landmarks has never been done to this scale in Europe or anywhere in the world. Which iconic landmarks will be transformed into the ultimate competition space?

  1. Trocadéro: Experience the city’s renowned landmark and lively square; bask in the sun by day and indulge in mesmerizing light shows by night. Events to take place will most likely be the triathlon, para-triathlon, road cycling, running (marathon and 20km race walk) and swimming (10km marathon swimming) events.
  2. Pont Alexandre III: Discover the most photogenic and romantic Parisian bridge, which offers breathtaking views and is conveniently located near significant monuments. Events to take place here are projected to be the marathon (swimming), triathlon, para-triathlon and road cycling.
  3. Champ de Mars: Capture the iconic Eiffel Tower in all its beauty from dawn to dusk at one of the best vantage points in town. Events to take place here are projected to be beach volleyball and blind football.

We have only highlighted three of the 35 venues planned for the Paris Olympics 2024; however, there will be many other venues. There are 28 official sports in the Summer Games, including classics such as artistic gymnastics, volleyball and the torch relay. Paris 2024 officially proposed four new sports to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to launch at the Summer Games. These sports are breaking (or break dancing), sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing! 🏄🏽‍♂️ Many of these activities have a large fan base on social media and will inspire many future Olympians to take up the sport.

Olympic venue concepts from the Competition Venue Concept

Paris Photo Spots

We asked our local vacation photographers in Paris to give us their favourite picks for the best places to take photos in Paris in addition to the iconic landmarks listed above. Whether travelling with your sweetheart, best friend or family, or adventuring alone, these off-the-beaten-path Parisian areas offer a fantastic canvas to capture your vacation memories so you can relive the moments for years to come. 📸

  1. Montmartre and Sacré-Coeur: another fantastic Parisian combo that embodies the city’s essence, with an abundance of art and romance at every turn.
  2. Bir-Hakeim Bridge: gaze at the extraordinary steel architecture of a bridge that has graced the big screen; take in superb views of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.
  3. Palais Royale and Gardens: discover a U-shaped palace that houses striking contemporary art and is surrounded by idyllic gardens.
  4. Emily in Paris: follow Emily’s footsteps to some of the most photogenic locations in the city, capturing all the beauty, fashion and romance that made the series a hit.
  5. Jardin du Luxembourg: take stunning photos against the extensive, manicured Jardin du Luxembourg and the stately 17th-century palace.

The list doesn’t have to end here. If you are looking for more, check out our list of all 10 Photo Spots in Paris.

Photo: Rachael in Paris for Flytographer. Fangyi and partner celebrate an engagement in Paris with a proposal photoshoot on Bir-Hakeim Bridge.

Photo: Olga in Paris for Flytographer. Meghan and friend capture memories in Paris with a friend’s photoshoot along the Emily in Paris Route.

Olympics and Art

The Cultural Olympiad for the Paris Olympics 2024 promises to be an awe-inspiring celebration of global creativity and diversity. This artistic initiative invites both residents and visitors to immerse themselves in a multitude of cultural experiences, showcasing a variety of artistic expressions from around the world. With a focus on inclusivity, the Cultural Olympiad aims to unite cultures through various artistic mediums, including visual arts, music, dance, theatre and literature. 🎶 Collaborations between international artists and local talents will become providers of a vibrant exchange of ideas and perspectives, creating a cultural richness that mirrors the spirit of the Olympics.

⛑️ Fun Fact: If you have seen two red cartoon characters associated with the Paris Olympics, they are actually the official mascots. They are called “the Phryges,” and they symbolize French freedom and revolution, one being the Olympic and the other Paralympic. They were based on the Phrygian Hat or Cap, which became an emblem of liberty during the French Revolution (1787–1799).

Photo: Olga in Paris for Flytographer. Roy and partner capture memories in Paris with a birthday photoshoot at Ponte Alexandre III & the Eiffel Tower.

Best Neighbourhoods to Stay in Paris

Latin Quarter

Nestled along the Seine River’s left bank, this iconic neighbourhood has centuries-old charm and serves as a hub for art, history and Parisian life. Staying in the Latin Quarter offers easy access to various Olympic venues and excellent transportation links. Its proximity to other major attractions, such as the Luxembourg Gardens, the Panthéon and the Notre-Dame Cathedral, serves as a well-rounded Parisian experience. After a day exploring landmarks or watching Olympic events, visitors can indulge in the neighbourhood’s culinary delights, savouring French delicacies in charming bistros and cafes. If you plan to stay here, we recommend this Airbnb for the perfect Latin Quarter experience!

Le Marais

The vibrant energy of Le Marais offers an artistic ambiance and a diverse community, which becomes the epicentre during the Olympic Games. Narrow cobblestone streets lined with boutiques, art galleries and trendy cafes create an atmosphere that’s both chic and bohemian. Staying in Le Marais provides delightful proximity to Olympic venues and iconic landmarks such as the Picasso Museum or the Place des Vosges—providing a perfect balance between culture and the thrill of international sporting events. If you plan to stay in Le Marais, we recommend the Hôtel National des Arts et Métiers!

2nd Arrondissement

Staying in the 2nd Arrondissement during the Paris Olympics will be lively, chic and full of Paris sophistication! Here, you’ll find charming bistros serving up delicious French dishes such as croque-monsieur and steak frites alongside bustling food markets offering fresh produce and gourmet treats. Quaint patisseries tempt passersby with heavenly pastries, while cafés invite you to savour a cappuccino.

This central district is close to more iconic landmarks, including the Louvre and the Palais Royal Gardens. With easy access to transportation hubs, Olympic venues are within reach. The neighbourhood itself serves as a perfect blend of modern Parisian life and historical charm, ensuring an enriching and accessible stay during the Games. We recommend the Hoxton while staying here!


Staying in Montmartre during the Paris Olympics 2024 is like living in a charming artistic village within the bustling city. This bohemian neighbourhood perched atop a hill offers breathtaking views of Paris and a unique blend of old-world charm and creative spirit. You’ll discover cozy cafes, art studios and lively squares where street performers add a touch of magic. Montmartre’s iconic landmarks, including the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and the Moulin Rouge, add to its allure, making it a picturesque place to stay. Plus, with easy access to public transportation, getting to Olympic events is a breeze, ensuring a delightful and picturesque experience throughout the Games. We recommend this Airbnb for the most charming stay!

12th Arrondissement

Staying in the 12th Arrondissement during the Paris Olympics offers a wonderful mix of urban comfort and local charm. This diverse neighbourhood is known for its relaxed atmosphere and green spaces, such as the beautiful Bois de Vincennes Park, perfect for a relaxing stroll or a picnic. With its wide range of cafes, bakeries and markets, you’ll get a taste of authentic Parisian life while enjoying diverse cuisines from around the world. The area’s easy access to transportation makes getting to the Olympic events easy. Its laid-back vibe provides a peaceful retreat after a day filled with sports and exploration. We suggest this Airbnb, especially if you are in search of a local’s choice.

Photo: Rachael in Paris for Flytographer. Rachael and family capture memories in Paris with a family photoshoot at Sacré Coeur & Montmartre.

Athlete Spotlight with Tianna

There are approximately 10,500 Olympic qualifiers for the Paris Olympics 2024. Let’s hear from a past three-time Olympian about employing active tourism on your trip to see the Olympics in Paris!

Most people think of relaxing days, probably filled with food, when they think of a vacation. But what if you planned a trip around energizing yourself, staying fit and coming home feeling even better than when you left? We’re taking inspiration from three-time American Olympian Tianna Bartoletta, who has travelled to Barcelona for training camp, with our best tips to include active tourism into your trip next year to see the Paris Olympics 2024.

Photo: Flytographer in Barcelona. Tianna captures memories in Barcelona with a photoshoot at Parc Guell.

Paris Summer Travel Tips

Are you wondering “what to eat, drink, see and do to feel like a fabulous Parisian?” In Paris, the businesses and restaurants that endure do so because they are, quite simply, the best. We consulted with our local photographers on the ground in Paris and cultivated their best-hidden gems.

  • Rue Cler: A romantic picnic under the Eiffel Tower should be on everyone’s itinerary. Rachael’s favourite spot for buying a little bit of everything to fill your basket is nearby Rue Cler. Find an abundance of cheese shops, wine shops, patisseries, florists and bakeries with fresh bread … we can taste the goodness already!
  • Hotel Montmartre: No matter how many tourists march on Paris, this is still a secret gem. You ring a gate to be let into a secret footpath where you catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower before turning left into a beautiful ancient-as-heck Parisian building complete with a garden bar and restaurant. It’s most def your sexy date-night spot.
  • Le Garde Robe: Because what’s Paris without wine? An evening at a cave à vin (wine bar) will delight your taste buds. This Les Halles mainstay is a local favourite among the best wine bars. Of course, the selection of wine is phenomenal, but it’s all about the guest experience. “One of my absolute favourite wine bars in Paris! Not only a phenomenal selection but a fabulous staff that will explain each wine with such finesse you’ll have to be careful not to buy one of every bottle they have!”
  • Marché d’Aligre: It’s a favourite among locals, as it has more diverse products with a friendlier price than most markets in Paris. Check out the overflowing piles of fruit and vegetables, and get caught up in the flow of Parisians exchanging pleasantries and negotiating prices with the vendors.
  • Boulevard Saint Germain: Running from the posh 7th arrondissement into the quirky Latin Quarter, this may be the best street for shopping in all of Paris. (Gauntlet, thrown.) You’ll find everything you need from home decor to perfume to designer fashion.

If you’re looking for a complete guide, check out our ultimate eat, see, do for Paris from our local photographers!

Capturing Memories in Paris This Summer

As the Paris Olympics 2024 unfold this summer, seizing the moment to capture memories in this magical city is an absolute must! The Olympics are a time when people and nations come together for the better. The United Nations has supported the Olympic Truce ideal of “Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal.” From Canada to Qatar, Australia to Jamaica—the world will be competing together, cheering in the crowd or tuning into the games. It’s a time for the world to come together in healthy competition and celebrate the human spirit and determination.

Whether you’re cheering at the games, exploring iconic neighbourhoods or savouring delicious Parisian treats, the joy and energy of this spectacular event will be unforgettable. Our local Flytographers in Paris can’t wait to capture your memories! 📸✨