Guide to Paris for 2024 Olympics

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With the Paris Olympics (Fri, Jul 26, 2024 – Sun, Aug 11, 2024) fast approaching, it's essential to start preparing for your trip to ensure a smooth and memorable experience. As one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris has much to offer, from its rich history and culture to its exquisite cuisine and vibrant nightlife. This guide will highlight three key aspects of preparation: understanding the event schedule, booking accommodations, and making the most of your time in the city.

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Where to stay in Paris

Hôtel Bel Ami

Occupying an enviable location in the center of Paris, Hôtel Bel Ami is an upscale hotel with restaurant, chic bar, spa and gym.

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  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

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Ritz Paris

Superlative stay on Place Vendôme fresh from a top-to-toe renovation — the stuff of hotel dreams.

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  • $100 food / beverage credit.

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  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Hôtel Fabric

Unwind in a boutique retreat where contemporary design and historical charm blend seamlessly, creating an inviting haven in the heart of the city.

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  • Welcome treat in room on arrival.

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Things to do in Paris

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The top 3 most watched Olympic events: Track and field events, Gymnastics, and Swimming. It will be essential to know the 3 venues that will be hosting the following events:

Explore the Paris Flea Markets

Discover unique antiques, vintage fashion, and other treasures at the historic Saint-Ouen Flea Market.

Visit the Rodin Museum

This museum dedicated to the works of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin is set in a beautiful mansion with a sculpture garden.

Explore the Catacombs of Paris

Take a tour of this vast underground ossuary, which holds the remains of millions of Parisians and offers a unique perspective on the city's history.

Visit the Centre Pompidou

This modern art museum is known for its high-tech architecture and houses Europe's largest collection of modern and contemporary art.

Day Trips:

Visit the Palace of Versailles

Take a day trip to this opulent palace and its expansive gardens.

Places to eat & drink in Paris

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  • Lou Lou Paris: If there is a spot to make your content dreams come true in Paris look no further than this restaurant. Best tip, book for lunch as it offers two separate dining options but to be seated in one of the most spectacular settings on a Paris lawn.

  • A trip to Paris for the Olympics would not be complete without a cuisine outing at Maison de l'Amérique Latine. Above and beyond five star service with an authentic taste of Parisian cuisine.

  • L’Entredgeu: A hidden gem of a restaurant within the Parisian cuisine more tailored to the sweet tooth lovers. This is an experience among all, and chef David Lebovitz does not disappoint.

Need to Know

Maximize the time with the overlapping of Olympics, Euro 2024, and Fashion Week ... it will all come down to planning and highlighting daily events to make every day a successful bucket list venture.

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Travel Advisor Jonathan Aciego on a boat cruise on the water off a city

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