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From your own private box to meeting the athletes: experience the 2024 Olympics, VIP style

2 October 2023 • Written by Hannah Rankine and Emma Bamford for On Location

Next year, Paris will host the biggest and most prestigious sporting event in its history – the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Returning to the French capital for the first time since 1924, the Olympic Games will open on 26 July with a grand ceremony held along the banks of the River Seine and, once the medals have been claimed, records set and victors crowned, will conclude on 11 August with a finale at the city’s Stade de France.

Now, fans eager to soak up the atmosphere and witness the sporting excellence are being offered a new luxury model to experience the Olympic Games like never before. From private boxes and five-star accommodation to access to the athletes themselves, the Paris 2024 Organising Committee offers various packages that provide an unparalleled way of attending the greatest sporting event in the world.

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Travel and hospitality packages

The Paris 2024 Organising Committee aims to take the hassle out of planning your visit with its Travel and Hospitality Packages, making it easy to enjoy the thrill of the Olympic Games and the wonder of Paris. 

Your Olympic Games adventure comes with guaranteed tickets to the sports events of your choice and top-spec accommodation. Lengths of stay vary from one to six nights at Paris and Marseille hotels, such as the five-star Sofitel Marseille Vieux Port and the renowned Hôtel Bel Ami on the Rive Gauche.

World-class hospitality experience packages present you with once-in-a-lifetime experiences in the City of Light. Feel for yourself the electric atmosphere of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony with a premium grandstand seat and hospitality set against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower. Or get closer to the action before, during and after your favoured sporting event at the in-venue facilities in Paris and Marseille. The premium Gold service includes entry to lounges offering champagne on arrival, bar service, international gourmet menus and entertainment ranging from Olympic Games broadcast coverage to live DJs, plus the chance to meet the athletes for a photo opportunity.

There are also options for custom tours and activities so you can immerse yourself in French culture, food, shopping and more.

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Olympic Games Paris 2024 sailing events

Sailing events will be held in the beautiful Mediterranean port city of Marseille from 28 July to 8 August, with 330 athletes competing for medals in 10 men’s, women’s and mixed dinghy, skiff and multihull classes, as the ICLA 7, ILCA 6, 470, Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX from Tokyo 2020 all return. Two new categories will also be introduced in 2024: windsurfer iQFoil and kiteboarding.

The sailing ground off Marseille is ideal, with relatively constant winds and an absence of current and tides, and spectators will have excellent views from a 14,000-capacity purpose-built area with seating and standing at Roucas-Blanc Marina, known as Marseille Marina for the duration of the Olympic Games.

“Marseille is passionate about sailing, and I believe the Marseille Marina will be one of the great venues of the Olympic Games Paris 2024,” says Quanhai Li, president of World Sailing. The journey is only three hours from Paris by train [or a 1.5-hour flight], and fans who visit will experience fantastic sport in a fantastic city.”

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Private boxes

For the ultimate in comfort and luxury spectating, choose a private box. Whether it’s for celebrating a special occasion with friends and family or meeting top clients, you set the tone in the intimate, relaxed environment of your exclusive space within the Olympic Games
Paris 2024 venues.

Private box packages include fine dining, dedicated box hostess service, team support, on-site concierge and commemorative Olympic Games souvenirs for each guest​, while bespoke options offer athlete appearances, professional photography and a dedicated wayfinding team.

To get involved in all the action at the Olympic Games Paris 2024, explore the travel and hospitality packages on offer.

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