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How to get Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics tickets

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How to get Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics tickets
The pre-Games Paralympic Day event at Place de la Republique, in Paris, on October 8, 2023. Photo by Geoffroy Van der Hasselt / AFP

There are still opportunities to get tickets to the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games with the official resale platform now live.

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According to the official Olympics website, "it will be possible to buy tickets on the official resale platform until the day before the closing ceremonies, subject to availability."

Tickets will be available up to 12 hours before the start of the match or event. You can access the platform HERE.

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They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Keep in mind that the website and app "paris2024tickets" is the "only official and authorised resale channel: the resale is completely transparent for both the seller and the purchaser."

Most events for the July 26th-August 11th Olympic Games have quickly sold out during multiple ticket releases since last year, with around 8.27 million places purchased in total.

The official platform enables buyers to transfer tickets to their fellow travellers and will be used to obtain the QR codes that must be shown to security at venues.

Paralympics

Tickets for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games (August 28th to September 8th) are still available on the official website.

Tickets are available for all sports from €15, whether for Para table tennis, Wheelchair Basketball at Bercy Arena, Para archery at Invalides, or Para swimming at Paris La Défense Arena.

Tickets for several officially ‘sold out’ sessions may also be put back on sale. The official website also says that "some sessions may be temporarily unavailable for sale" but users are "invited to come back in a few days to check again the availability of these sessions."

The ticketing website - found here - is the same one as for the Olympics. If you have not used it before you will need to create an account, but if you tried for Olympic tickets you can log in using the same account. The site is available in French and English.

The ticketing website is the only official source of tickets - none are being sold via resale sites or national federations, so be extremely wary of tickets offered via any other source. 

Also now live in the website to request QR codes to enter security zones in Paris during the Games - you find out HERE whether you will need a code and how to apply for one.

Olympics

High demand coupled with a complicated lottery process left many disappointed when it came to buying Olympics tickets, but there are still some opportunities. 

Events outside the capital

Tickets for events outside the capital – including the men's and women's soccer (football) tournaments, in Nantes, Lyon, Saint-Étienne, Bordeaux, Nice and Marseille – are available daily on the official Paris 2024 ticketing website, from €24.

Basketball and handball tournaments to see the American Dream Team, Victor Wembanyama and the European (men's) and World (women's) champion handball players are also available in Lille from €50, and handball from €45.

Keep in mind that quarter, semi and finals tickets had begun to sell out already as of April.

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Paris region events

Over eight million tickets have been snapped up, but several hundred are still available.

There remain tickets for the Olympic football, however.

READ MORE: Hotels, tickets and scams: What to know about visiting Paris for the 2024 Olympics

Opening ceremony

Tickets for the spectacular opening ceremony, which will be held along the River Seine, sold out in a matter of moments when the ticketing website first opened.

However, Paris authorities have said there will be an extra 200,000 tickets - standing room only - available nearer the time. These will be free, although they must be reserved in advance on the official ticketing site - the exact date when they will become available is still to be confirmed. 

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Any other options?

For the first time ever, ticketing is 100 percent digitalised and centralised on the same website, so it’s open to everyone around the world on exactly the same terms.

There has been a lot of work done on measures to stop ticket touting, probably these won’t all be successful but extreme caution is advised when buying from resale sites as these are not officially authorised. 

Prices - of the 10 million tickets available for the Olympics, 1 million are at €24 and 4 million are at €50, with the remaining 5 million selling at higher prices - from €60 right up to €960 for the finals of the big events and a whopping €2,700 for the most expensive tickets for the opening ceremony.

The 2024 Olympic Games run from 26th July to 11th August 2024, followed by the Paralympic Games from 28th August to 8th September.

READ ALSO Paris Paralympic Games organisers unveil events schedule

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local_456688 2023/02/16 18:24
What is the email we should be checking for, is it Club Olympique 2024 or a different sender?

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