Paris 2024: how to maximize your chances of obtaining places for the Olympic and Paralympic Games?

How can I get tickets to attend the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (July 26 to August 11)? This question, more and more French people have it in mind, as the event approaches. In total, nearly 10 million tickets will be on sale for the Olympics and 3.4 million for the Paralympics. How to be one of the lucky ones? Franceinfo: sport gives you some tips.

Have the dates well in mind…

Make way for your reminders and your calendars! Ticket sales will be split into three phases. First with registrations for “tailor-made” packs, include a group purchase for several disciplines. These will begin on December 1, 2022 until January 31, 2023. Once registered, you will then have to have luck on your side to be drawn and thus access the purchasing platform, on the official website of the Paris 2024 ticket office.

The drawing of lots is a will of the organizing committee in order to “streamline access to the ticket office” and “to spread out the volumes”, justified the ticketing director of Paris 2024, Capucine Bernet, during a press conference on Tuesday September 20, 2022. The packs will allow you to choose at least three different disciplines out of the 32 sports available, according to individual preferences and subject to availability. . Note however that there will be no tickets available for surfing in Tahiti.

… and never drop your emails

If you are drawn, a 48-hour purchase window will then be set for you. You will be notified 48 hours in advance, with “several raises”, agrees Capucine Bernet. These same terms and conditions will be renewed for the second phase of sales, in May 2023, for single tickets. During this sale, it will also be possible to buy tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games. The lower quays of the Seine will be available from 90 euros, while the upper quays will be free of charge (discussions are still underway on this subject within the Organizing Committee). Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Paralympic Games will go on sale in the fall of 2023.

The last sales session will take place at the end of 2023 with tickets in real time. The dates are currently undetermined, as is the maximum number of tickets purchased per account. The Organizing Committee should clarify this in a few weeks. Finally, anyone can register for the two phases of the draw, even in the event of obtaining the precious sesame during the first wave of purchases.

Be part of the Paris 2024 club

But above all, the best card to play is that of the club Paris 2024, because its members will leave with an advantage. These purchase slots will be open from February 15 for members of the Paris 2024 club. Until February 18, only members selected will have access to the purchase platform, according to their assigned 48-hour slots. Slots for the rest of the general public will begin on February 19, for “Several weeks”the end date has not yet been communicated.

Get closer to your local community

Still without a single ticket? You haven’t said your last word! Another way to get places: get closer to your local authority. One million seats will be reserved for them across the country, with specific pricing that will affect certain tickets. These places will be sold in particular for sports volunteers, the education community, as well as for people with disabilities.

Do not panic, resale is possible

Even if all these methods fail, there is still hope. An official resale platform will also be available for buyers. The name on the seats may therefore be changed in the event of a change in the ticket holder. As a reminder, these will be 100% dematerialized, and nominative.

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