Paris Photoshoots during the Paris Olympics 2024

On this page, you’ll find key information about what locations are available for Paris photoshoots during 2024. Indeed, many iconic spots will not be suitable for photos due to the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

Updated Oct 28, 2023

Given the uniqueness of this event, we’ll no longer be able to ensure taking photos in iconic landmarks from May until October 2024. If you wish to do a Paris photo shoot in alternative Parisian spots (streets, cafés, gardens), we are looking forward to take your photos in Paris.

If you wish to know which spots are still available for Paris photos, please read on or jump directly to the spots.

Opening ceremony of Summer Olympic Games in Paris 2024
Image Source Paris Je T’Aime by Florian Hulleu

Important dates for the Paris Olympics

  1. 1. The Olympic Torch Relay will be in Paris on July 14 and July 15, 2024.
  2. 2. The Olympic Games will be held between July 26 and August 11, 2024.
  3. 3. The Paralympic Games will be taking place from August 28 until September 8, 2024.

Knowing that many places will need a make-over and that new infrastructure needs to be built, many places will be probably closed to public a couple of months before and after the official dates of the games.

This means that most iconic spots will be inaccessible from May to October 2024. We’ll try to keep you updated here about the precise closeing and opening dates of each of our points of interest.

Will the Olympic Games take over the entire city of Paris?

The short answer is yes. Around 7 million people are expected to join the Olympics. Watch the opening ceremony itinerary below fora better idea of the scope of the event.

Here is the map shared by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, containing all the sites/venues that will host games and festivities during the Olympics.

Sites of the Paris Summer Olmypics 2024

What Locations Will be Inaccessible during the Olympics?

What we know so far is that the following main locations will be inaccesible during the Olympics:

  • Trocadéro. The main location for Eiffel Tower photos.
  • Seine River bank, an alternative spot for Eiffel Tower photos.
  • Alexander 3 bridge, one of the most iconic Parisian landmarks.
  • Bir Hakeim bridge another great spot with an amazing Eiffel Tower view.
  • Several Streets with Eiffel Tower view.

Locations available for Photoshoots during the Olympics

1. Parisian Street Scenery and Cafés

Paris is the capital of love, not only for its iconic landmarks. Also for its charming cobble stoned streets and cafés. Experience the city like locals with a romantic walk and fresh croissants.

2. Montmartre & Sacre Coeur

For the moment the Montmartre area seems open for tourists. Enjoy this picturesque neighbourhood with unforgettable photos around the Sacre Coeur and iconic little streets.

3. Louvre Museum

One of the most visited Parisian landmark, it represents history and architecture. Perfect spot for romantic as well as family photos.

4. Gardens & Parks

There are many beautiful gardens in Paris and around. If your more into gardens than streets and cafés, then tell your photographer during the planning process, to adjust the itinerary.

5. Private Venues, Hotels and Parisian Rooftops

You can book a hotel room in a place that has an iconic lobby, staircases or a rooftop, especially if you’re celebrating something special, such as a Paris marriage proposal.

The gallery above depicts the best places for Paris photo sessions during the 2024Olympics in Paris.

How to Enjoy Your Photo Session During The Olympics?

1. Embrace the Unexpected

While it is important to have a plan and be prepared, sometimes the most incredible moments happen spontaneously.

Embrace the unexpected and be ready to capture those unplanned moments.

2. Explore the Unknown Places that Paris offers

Paris is known for its charming cafés, picturesque streets, and vibrant atmosphere, so take the time to wander and soak in the city’s unique ambiance through photos.

3. Communicate Efficiently with your Photographer

Familiarized with the schedule of events, venues, and any specific rules or regulations, our team will help you prepare for each unique photo session. Be prepared to have to change plans even last minute and trust your professional Paris photographer.

Cute couple in Parisian café - romantic engagement pictues in Paris

Tips for a smooth and enjoyable experience during your visit to Paris in 2024

If you are planning to travel to Paris during the Olympic Games, it is essential to be well-prepared to make the most of your trip. This way you can benefit from a smooth and enjoyable experience during your visit to Paris in 2024.

1. Plan ahead and Book Early

The Olympic Games attract a significant number of visitors, which means that accommodation and transportation options can become limited.

2. Create a Flexible Itinerary

Prioritize the events you want to attend and plan your sightseeing around those. Be sure to leave some room for spontaneity and unexpected discoveries.

3. Use Public Transportation

Paris has an efficient and extensive public transportation system, including metro lines, buses, and trams. During the Olympic Games, public transportation will be the most convenient and reliable way to get around the city.

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