Are tickets for Paris Olympics or Paralympics still available?

There is still time to grab tickets to this summer’s most exciting sporting events

There is still time to buy tickets for Olympic events

The countdown is on to the Olympic Games in Paris, which take place from Friday, July 26 to Sunday August, 11 and the Paralympic Games, from Wednesday August 28 to Sunday September 8. 

Are tickets still available?

The good news is that yes, tickets are still available for both the Olympics and Paralympics for events in locations across France. 

Where can I buy tickets for the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games?

Tickets are available only via the official tickets website. Be careful not to fall for any ticketing scams – over 300 websites have been identified as trying to sell fake tickets for Olympic events. 

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How much are Paris Olympics tickets?

Ticket prices vary according to several criteria, such as:

  • Type of sport

  • Seat location within the venue

  • Whether you are watching a preliminary event or the later stages / a final 

Tickets for heats, or group matches in team sports, are cheaper than for later rounds or finals, for example. It will also be cheaper to sit higher up in the stadium, or to go and see a “less popular” event (check out the official website for a list of different events and prices). 

The cheapest tickets are priced at €24 and the price rises up to several hundred euros. 

What tickets are still available?

Available tickets are constantly changing and being updated, so it is worth checking the website regularly and creating an account so you can easily buy tickets once you have decided which event you want to see. 

Events for which tickets are currently available include: 

Football (group stage matches) 

Where: Nice, Lyon, Paris, Nantes, Bordeaux, Saint-Etienne, Marseille

Price: from €15 

Handball (preliminary matches)

Where: Paris

Price: from €90

Rugby Sevens 

Where: Paris, Stade de France 

Price: from €24 


Where: Paris, Stade de France

Price: from €24 

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Where: South Paris Arena 6, Paris 

Price: from €125 

Canoe slalom 

Where: Vaires-sur-Marne Nautical Stadium 

Price: from €24


Where: Aquatics Centre, Paris 

Price: from €24 

Paralympic tickets 

Tickets can be bought for a range of para sports on the official website

Spectators can buy a special Discovery Pass that will allow them to attend several Paralympic sports on the same day for €24. 

Family ticket offers are also available – for every two tickets bought, two more can be purchased for €10 each. 

How do I receive my tickets?

All tickets will be received via the Paris 2024 Tickets application that you will need to download onto your smartphone. Here, each ticket will appear with its own QR code, which you will need to show to gain entry into the event on the day. 

Can I attend the opening ceremony?

According to the official website, there are tickets still available for the opening ceremony, which looks set to be historic – it is the first opening ceremony of a summer Olympic Games to not take place in a stadium and will instead take place along the river Seine. 

The 10,500 athletes will parade along a six kilometre route of Paris’ main waterway, with each national delegation on its own boat. 

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It could be a pricey night out for spectators, however – the cheapest ticket available is currently €900. You could opt for the closing ceremony, where tickets are currently on sale from a slightly cheaper €600.