The Games at Versailles

Welcome to Versailles, host city of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This event will bring the whole world together in our emblematic city for the equestrian, marathon and road cycling events. Here you'll find all the information you need to make the most of this sporting celebration.
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The torch relay


The Olympic Torch Relay is a real adventure that passes through more than 400 different towns and cities. Carried by numerous torchbearers, the flame makes its way to the city organising the Games over a period of more than two months, before lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremony.
Versailles is proud to host the celebrations, having been chosen by the Yvelines département as the "host community". The Olympic Flame will be present in Versailles on 23 July 2024 to let our city shine. It will set off from the Château, a reminder that the equestrian events will be held in the gardens of the Château during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, all the way to the Domaine de Madame Elisabeth, where the celebrations that will round off this wonderful day will take place. Learn more about the celebrations here. 
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Events in Versailles


Versailles is hosting some of the events of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Horse riding, road cycling, the marathon and the modern pentathlon will be held in or passing through the city.

Worth knowing: 

- The equestrian events will take place from 27 July to 6 August 2024, in the majestic Parc de Château de Versailles.
- The road cycling events will pass through Versailles on 3 and 4 August 2024, on 3 August for the women and 4 August for the men. They will pass a number of emblematic landmarks such as the Château de Versailles.
- The Olympic Marathons will pass through Versailles on 10 and 11 August 2024. 
- The modern pentathlon will take place from 8 to 11 August at the Château de Versailles.
- The para-equestrian events will take place from 3 to 7 September at the Château de Versailles.

Learn more.

Reserve your bike and parking space in advance!

We offer you a reservation service for Games without constraints!
You can already reserve your bike or parking space by clicking here. 

As a reminder, we recommend that you use public transport when coming to Versaillles during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

FAQ 

Below you will find all the information you need about the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

General information

When do the Olympic Games take place in Versailles?
On 23 July, the Olympic Torch Relay takes place in Versailles.
From 27 July to 11 August, events in 3 Olympic Games sports: equestrian, modern pentathlon, marathon and the road race for cyclists.
From 3 to 7 September, the Paralympic para-equestrian events.

Where are the Olympic events held in Versailles?
Most of the Olympic events take place in the gardens of the Château de Versailles. The marathon and cycling events will be held throughout the town.

How can I buy tickets for the Olympic events in Versailles?
To buy tickets for the Olympic events in Versailles, you can go to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games website.

Access and transport

How do I get to Versailles from Paris?
You can get to Versailles by train from Paris by taking the RER C to Versailles Château Rive Gauche station, or the SNCF train, line L from Paris Saint Lazare or Paris Montparnasse.

Will there be special shuttle buses for the Olympic events in Versailles?
Yes, shuttle buses will be provided to facilitate access to the event sites from Versailles Rive Droite, Versailles Rive Gauche and Versailles Chantiers stations. 

What are blue and red safety perimeters?
Red perimeter: Free access for cyclists, pedestrians and scooters. Motorised access is prohibited unless an exemption is granted, subject to presentation of a QR code. To request a QR code, click here : Pass Jeux – Official Website (pass-jeux.gouv.fr)
Blue perimeter: Free access for cyclists, pedestrians and scooters. Motorised access is free, but vehicles must show proof of legitimate interest in using the area.
Black perimeter: Controlled access for cyclists, pedestrians and scooters: Accredited by Paris 2024, ticketed spectators, local residents and motorised access prohibited except for vehicles accredited by Paris 2024 / FSI / Emergency.
Grey perimeter: Controlled access for cyclists, pedestrians and scooters: accredited by Paris 2024 and ticketed spectators, motorised access prohibited except for vehicles accredited by Paris 2024 / FSI / Emergency.

What accommodation options are available in Versailles during the Olympic Games?
Versailles offers a wide range of accommodation options from luxury hotels to bed and breakfasts and holiday rentals. We recommend that you take a look at our "SLEEP" section on our website: Accueil (versailles-summergames.com). You'll find plenty of suggestions with remaining availability.

What parking arrangements will be put in place?
Parking: A very limited number of car parking spaces are available in the town's car parks, subject to reservation. To book, click on the following link: Car park Versailles Parking Ai : Online reservation of parkings Versailles car parks
Secure bicycle parking will also be available in the château grounds close to the events.
There are also several car parks at your disposal in Le Chesnay-Rocquencourt. To book click on the following link: Parking Reservation Le Chesnay (versailles-tourisme.com)

Activities

What other attractions can I visit in Versailles apart from the Olympic events?
In Versailles, you can also visit the Château de Versailles and its gardens. But that's not all... Marie-Antoinette's estate is also a place not to be missed. Take a stroll through the town in the heart of the Saint Louis district, or the Notre Dame district, and there's so much more to see in Versailles.
We invite you to visit our website: Versailles Tourist Office (versailles-tourisme.com) for more information.

Are there any special events or exhibitions planned in Versailles during the Olympic Games?
Yes, many cultural events and exhibitions will be organised in Versailles during the period. Check our diary for details: Agenda | Versailles Tourist Office (versailles-tourisme.com)

Services

Where can I find tourist information when I'm in town?
The Tourist Office has several information points throughout the city. The Place Lyautey tourist information office opposite the Rive Gauche station, a corner in Club 2024, and a mobile information point that will be present where we think you need it most.
You can also find information on our website specially dedicated to the Olympics: Accueil (versailles-summergames.com)

Who can I contact in an emergency?
In an emergency, dial 112 for the European emergency services.
You can also find information by clicking here 

How can I contact the Tourist Office?
You can contact us by telephone on +33 (0)1 39 24 88 88, by e-mail at info@versailles-tourisme.com or visit our website: Versailles Tourist Office (versailles-tourisme.com) or our website specially created for the Olympic Games: Accueil (versailles-summergames.com) You can also visit our tourist information office at Place Lyautey in Versailles, 78000 Paris.

More specifically for members:

With the traffic restrictions, are deliveries still possible?
Deliveries are still possible, but there may be some difficulties with traffic.
Please note: deliveries must be avoided on 3-4 and 11-12 August.

What can we expect in terms of visitor numbers?
During the Olympic Games, we can expect 11.3 million visitors, 85% of whom will be French. And for the Paralympics, 3.9 million visitors, 90% of whom will be French.
The top 3 international visitors are :
United Kingdom
United States
Germany
International air arrivals are on the increase, particularly on 23 July.

How will the event sites be accessed?
Access to the event sites will be via the Grille de la Reine for pedestrians and cyclists and via the RD10, in front of INRAE, for the shuttles that will be provided between Versailles Chantiers, Versailles Château and Versailles Rive Droite stations. Awaiting information on access via Porte Saint-Antoine.

Traffic, access closed:
You can find all the detailed traffic information on the Versailles website Olympic Games 2024: the impacts on your travel | City of Versailles

How can you prepare for the Olympic Games?
Visit: Anticipating the Games (anticiperlesjeux.gouv.fr)



 
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Our special Versailles Olympic site

To prepare for the Olympic Games, we recommend that you visit our website specially created for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Versailles. 
You'll find all the practical information you need, including details of the events, how to get there, practical things to know, places to eat and sleep, as well as suggestions of places to discover...
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