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The Encore

In a year’s time, the entire world will be tuning in for the encore of Paris 2024 – the Paralympic Games. Get ready for exceptional experiences combining competition, celebration and ambition.

The encore

In the days following the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the whole world has a date with the encore of the Games. For each of the 184 delegations taking part in the Paralympic Games, the race to the podiums will take off again with the same intensity and ambition as at the Olympic Games – winning as many medals as possible. For this encore, the French team will be playing at home, and will need the support of its home crowd against the world’s best Paralympic athletes.

At every edition of the Games, Paralympic athletes continue to raise the bar and set new records. They beat over 200 records at London 2012 and Rio 2016, and 182 at Tokyo 2020. This year, the athletes will have to push themselves further once more in order to win a medal and go further than their opponents.

Celebration for all

This encore will also be about celebration. After the Olympic Games, the festivities will recommence with the Paralympic torch relay. This will kick off the celebrations, with the highlight being a magical opening ceremony held, in a Paralympic first, not in a stadium for the first time but in an exceptional setting in the heart of Paris – at the end of the Champs-Elysées through to Place de la Concorde. 

The two weeks of competition can be experienced at Club France at Porte de la Villette, where French supporters will be fully tuned in to their team’s sporting achievements. And even after the Olympic Games, Club 2024 zones will remain a place for people to collectively experience all the excitement of sport. And even the very youngest will be able to participate, with “Mini Club 2024” zones set up with the French Ministry of National Education and Youth for specific celebrations at the beginning of the new school year in 2024. 

The chapter of celebrations and the Paris 2024 Games will come to an end with the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games, after the Paralympic athletes take one last lap of honour at the spectacular Stade de France. 

The comeback of ambition

Lastly, this encore will be defined by ambition. Since Paris was chosen to host the first ever summer Paralympic Games in France, Paris 2024 has had one mission: organising an exceptional edition. With competitions taking place in internationally renowned settings such as the Grand Palais (wheelchair fencing and Para taekwondo), the Esplanade des Invalides (Para archery) and the Château de Versailles (Para equestrian), this encore will take place against a magnificent backdrop.  

Whether you’re a devoted sports fan or just looking to enjoy the festivities, whether you’re already well acquainted with Paralympic sports or are a total rookie, this unprecedented event in France is made for you. It’ll be an opportunity to experience this unique encore, with exceptional performances, new records, suspense, and excitement all turned up to the max.  

So we still have to wait one more year until the Paralympic Games – but in the meantime, Paris 2024 has two dates for you to add to your diaries: Paralympic Day on 8 October 2023, and the first day of ticket sales on 9 October 2023.

About Paralympic Day

The second Paralympic Day will take place on 8 October 2023 and is being organised by Paris 2024, the French Ministry of Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the French Paralympic and Sports Committee and the Paris City Council. This year, it will take place at Place de la République in Paris.

Paralympic Day is a day-long celebration where tens of thousands of people come together to watch demonstrations of Paralympic sports and take part in taster sessions, activities and opportunities to meet Paralympic athletes.

Meet the athletes of the French Paralympic team and Beatrice Vio (Italian para athlete), one year before the Paralympic Games:

Taking place the day before tickets to the Paralympic Games go on sale, Paralympic Day 2023 will be an opportunity to discover the sports before watching them at the Games. It’s the ideal warm-up! For more information, sign up to Le Club Paris 2024.

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In 2023, Paralympic Day will take place on 8 October in Paris, on Place de la République.

Buy tickets

Ticketing for the Paralympic Games will open on October 9, 2023. Find out about the price grid now and spot your future tickets to experience the encore of the Paris 2024 Games! 

More about the price list for the Paralympic Games

Why buy tickets for the Paralympic Games?

Come and see international stars achieve exceptional performances and break records – Bebe Vio in wheelchair fencing, Markus Rehm and Omara Durand in Para athletics, or Brazil’s legendary Blind Football.

Around 2.8 million tickets will go on sale, and there is bound to be an exciting atmosphere for the first ever summer Paralympic Games in France. Grab your chance to experience the excitement of sport.

Team France will take part in this encore on home turf, and will need full stadiums cheering them on to go get those medals. Come and support our athletes – like Alexis Hanquiquant in the Para triathlon, Alexandre Léauté and Marie Patouillet in Para cycling (road and track), Nantenin Keïta and Timothée Adolphe in Para athletics, and everyone else on Team France.

The Paralympic Games will take place in stunning venues such as Place de la Concorde for the opening ceremony, Grand Palais for wheelchair fencing and Para taekwondo, the Champ de Mars arena for Para judo and wheelchair rugby, the Eiffel Tower stadium for Blind Football and the Château de Versailles for the Para equestrian events.

Prices for all Paralympic sports will start at €15. Almost half of the 2.8 million tickets sold will cost €25 or less, and 500,000 will cost €15 each. Tickets to the big finals events, such as Para athletics at Stade de France or Para swimming at Paris La Défense Arena, will cost between €25 and €100. 

A Discovery Pass will be available for the single charge of €24 and enable passionate fans and curious newcomers alike to pick and choose a number of Paralympic sports to discover over the course of one day! They can choose from the Discovery Pass – Centre Paris with the Grand Palais (wheelchair fencing and Para taekwondo), the Champ de Mars arena (Para judo and wheelchair rugby), the Eiffel Tower stadium (Blind Football) and Invalides (Para archery), or the Discovery Pass – South Paris with boccia, Para table tennis and goalball.

Paris  2024 will offer a “Family Offer” so that families can take their children to discover Paralympic sports for a lower price. For every two adult tickets that they purchase, they can also buy up to two children’s tickets (12 years and under) for €10 each.