Directional sign at Madeleine station how to exit for La Concorde, which will be closed
Seeing Paris,  Transportation

Paris Transport Tips for the Olympics 2024

For the Olympic Games 2024, Paris residents and visitors are undergoing challenges. My normal metro travel routine is being impacted. However, I found some solutions using government websites, newspaper articles and smartphone applications. As I walk around Paris, the bleachers are being installed in former pedestrian areas. The taxi driver has warned me that bridges will be closed. Bus 86 already circles around a new route; scenic, of course, through Ile-Saint-Louis.

Metro signage to inform stops stations closed or where to transfer for olympic events ColleensParis

The first solution is to visit the Ministère Chargée des Transport‘s (Ministry for Transportation) webpage (Your browser can translate the page into your language of choice). Certain roads, bridges, pedestrian movement, as well as metro stations are concerned until November 2024. These stations are Concorde, Champs-de-Mars, Trocadéro, Invalides, Grand Palais et Alexandre III.

Quick Reference

Transportation Impact Dates

  • CONCORDE:
  • June 1: closure of traffic to vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists on Place de la Concorde.
  • July 1: closure to traffic of the Pont du Carrousel.
  • July 15: closure to traffic of the Royal Bridge.
  • May 17 to September 21 no transfer to line 12 is possible.
  • June 17 to September 21: Lines 1 and 8 will be closed at Concorde. The closest station to Concorde is Madeleine; Line 1 Tuileries station closes.
  • August 29 to October 30: Restrictions will become lighter .
  • CHAMPS-DE-MARS:
  • March 4 to July 24: On-site construction. 
  • June 3: almost complete closure of the Champ-de-Mars gardens.
  • July 1: closure to traffic of the Pont d’Iéna.
  • July 24: closure to traffic of the quai Jacques-Chirac.
  • September 19 to November 4: Restrictions will become lighter.
  • TROCADÉRO:
  • June 10: Closure of United Nations Avenue to vehicle and pedestrian traffic
  • July 1st: Closure of the Trocadéro gardens
  • Traffic closure (vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles) of Albert-de-Mun Avenue and the south of Wilson Avenue (between Albert-de-Mun and Place d’Iéna)
  • July 16: Closure to traffic (motorized vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles) of the Place du Trocadéro and the Iéna Bridge
  • July 21: Closure to traffic of vehicles on the Quai Jacques-Chirac (between Suffren and Bourdonnais avenues), the underground remains open to traffic
  • July 27 to October 8 Dismantling of the site. 
  • INVALIDES:
  • April 12 to June 17: On-site construction. 
  • June 3 to 10: Closure of the Port des Invalides (Port of the Invalides).
  • June 17: closure of the University Street between Fabert and Constantine
  • September 18 to October 30: Dismantling of the site.
  • GRAND PALAIS – ALEXANDRE III:
  • April 26 to June 3 On-site construction  
  • May 17: closure of the Alexandre-III bridge to vehicle traffic (pedestrian traffic maintained on the upstream sidewalk)
  • May 20: closure of the port of the Champs-Élysées
  • June 3-10: closure of the port of Les Invalides during construction
  • July 1 to September 21: The metro station Champs-Elysées – Clémenceau is closed.
  • September 12 to October 26: Dismantling of the site.

Additional Information and details on the work and phases from the Ministry of Transport.

  • Directional signs on Line 8 showing stops where events will be held
  • Directional sign at Madeleine station how to exit for La Concorde, which will be closed
  • Sign pointing to La Concorde for Paris Olympics 2024 Colleen's Paris
  • Place de la Concorde with Olympics 2024 bleachers ColleensParis
  • Place de la Concorde with Olympics 2024 bleachers ColleensParis
  • Eiffel Tower, Champs-de-Mars and Olympic 2024 bleachers ColleensParis
  • Trocadero with Olympics 2024 bleachers ColleensParis
  • Metro signage to inform stops stations closed or where to transfer for olympic events ColleensParis
  • Metro signage to inform stops for olympic events ColleensParis
  • RATP warning Lost or Found bag, contact metro personnel ColleensParis
  • RATP warning Lost or Found bag, contact metro personnel ColleensParis

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