The Esplanade des Invalides is the garden of one of Paris’ most beautiful monuments. A vast green space in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, the Esplanade is located opposite the magnificent Hôtel des Invalides. At the heart of Paris, it has become one of the preferred leisure destinations, where Parisians and tourists can enjoy some sport, music and walking. In 2024, history, culture and high-level sport will join together in this exceptional setting, where the archers will be targeting an Olympic or Paralympic medal.
Hôtel des Invalides was built during the reign of Louis XIV in 1687 as a military hospital and retirement home for war veterans. Today, this world-renowned building includes French military history museums and monuments, as well as the tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte. In front of it, the elegant Pont Alexandre III bridge links it to the Grand Palais on the right bank of the Seine.
In 2024, the Esplanade des Invalides will be the stage for the archery and para archery events, characterised by its north-south orientation. It is flanked by rows of trees on its west and east sides. Its location, at the heart of Paris, in a dedicated area for the Games, promises a unique experience for athletes and spectators.
Capacity: 8,000 people
What sports for Paris 2024?
- Individual (women’s / men’s)
- Team (women’s / men’s / mixed)
- Marathon (women’s / men’s)
- Individual time trial (women’s / men’s)
Where is it located?
Department: Paris (75)
City: Paris, 7th arrondissement
Distance from the Olympic and Paralympic Village: 12km to the south
Games venues located nearby: Eiffel Tower Stadium, Grand Palais, Champ de Mars Arena, Pont d’Iéna
Tourist attractions located nearby: Pont Alexandre III, Grand Palais, Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde, Hôtel des Invalides, Jardin du Luxembourg
How to get there?
The Invalides venue will be served by Invalides station (RER line C, metro lines 8 & 13).
Public transport access to competition venues will be disrupted during the Games. In particular, the Champs‑Élysées‑Clemenceau, Concorde and Tuileries metro stations will all be closed. Spectators are advised to allow sufficient travel time and to arrive early at the competition site.
The site will not keep any trace of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as this is a temporary facility.
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