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2024 Olympic Games: an arena on the Champ-de-Mars

To be able to accommodate the 10,500 athletes and ensure the 339 sporting events of the next Paris 2024 Games, no less than 35 competition sites have been planned. They are spread across the capital, the rest of France, and even Tahiti. And among the remarkable sites, we must note the excellent location of the Eiffel Tower Stadium and the Champ-de-Mars Arena , two competition venues at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower stadium: the sports complex in the heart of Paris

The Eiffel Tower stadium is a large-scale ephemeral project which will take place at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. This temporary site will be completely dismantled at the end of the sporting events.

The installation of the Eiffel Tower stadium

To be able to honor their promises, the organizers of the 2024 Olympics had to provide numerous spaces to hold sporting events and accommodate thousands of spectators . If the Émile Anthoine stadium, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, seemed ideal for this type of event, the lack of space to install arenas led to the idea of a more imposing installation.

The Eiffel Tower stadium project was born from the desire to offer a unique competition site , with a view of the Iron Lady, the emblem of Paris. For this, a huge stadium capable of accommodating nearly 13,000 spectators will be created on the Champ-de-Mars. Until now intended for beautiful walks or major celebrations (New Year’s fireworks, football World Cup victory, etc.), the Champ-de-Mars park will dedicate part of its lawns to football events. blind football and beach volleyball.

Once the Olympic Games are over, the huge temporary arena will be dismantled , and the Champ-de-Mars will return to its vast lawns.

How to get to the Eiffel Tower stadium?

Located on the Champ-de-Mars, in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the Eiffel Tower stadium will be served by the RER C (“Pont de l’Alma” and “Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel” stations), as well as by the metro (line 6, “Bir Hakeim” station and line 9, “Alma Marceau” station).

From the Hôtel du Cadran, you can reach the stadium in less than 20 minutes on foot .

Regardless of the mode of transport chosen, it is advisable to allow sufficient transport time and to anticipate arrival at the location.

The Olympic and Paralympic events at the Eiffel Tower stadium

The Eiffel Tower stadium will host two sporting disciplines. The beach volleyball events (men/women) will first take place, from July 27 to August 10, 2024. Then the Paralympic Games will take over, and the Eiffel Tower stadium will host the men’s blind football events , from August 30 to 7 September 2024.

The Arena Champ-de-Mars: a competition venue in the Grand Palais Éphémère

The Arena Champ-de-Mars is the second temporary site planned at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. It will take place in what was, until then, the Grand Palais Éphémère.

The installation of the Arena Champ-de-Mars

The Arena Champ-de-Mars is a temporary site which has already been installed since 2021, opposite the École Militaire. And for good reason, the 2024 Olympic Arena will simply take over from the Grand Palais Éphémère.

Built by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte in 2021, the Grand Palais Éphémère aimed to continue to welcome visitors to the Grand Palais during its renovation work. It’s done, and before dismantling this immense ecological structure with its wooden frame, the premises will be used one last time to host some events of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games .

Able to accommodate more than 8,000 spectators , the Arena will then be dismantled, and the durable materials will likely be reused for other projects.

How to get to the Arena Champ-de-Mars?

Located on the Champ-de-Mars, in the 7th arrondissement, the Arena will be accessible by the metro (lines 6 and 8, “Motte Piquet Grenelle” metro station, line 10, “Ségur” station).

From the Hotel du Cadran , it will be enough to walk a few minutes, since the year is only 700 meters from the hotel .

The Olympic and Paralympic events at the Arena Champ-de-Mars

The Arena Champ-de-Mars will be the meeting place for many athletes. Six disciplines will be highlighted in this magnificent setting:

●     Judo (women, men and mixed) ;

●     Freestyle wrestling ( women and men);

●     Greco-Roman wrestling ( men);

●     Para judo ;

●     Wheelchair rugby .

Other events not far from the Champ-de-Mars

The Arena Champ-de-Mars and the Eiffel Tower stadium will not be the only competition sites in Paris intramural. You will also be able to attend numerous events not far from these two sites:

●     The Esplanade des Invalides : archery, road cycling, athletics and para archery;

●     The Trocadéro : athletics and road cycling;

●     Pont Alexandre III : road cycling, triathlon, marathon swimming and para triathlon;

●     Place de la Concorde : 3X3 basketball, breaking, skateboarding and BMX freestyle;

●     The Arena Paris Sud : weightlifting, volleyball, handball, table tennis, goaball, boccia, and para table tennis;

●     The Parc des Princes : football…

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games promise to be incredible. Experiencing the event in a stadium with a view of the Eiffel Tower seems even more magical. It is this incredible experience that the Eiffel Tower stadium and the Champ-de-Mars Arena will offer us .