For Parisians, the Champ de Mars is a place to meet up and celebrate, regularly attracting thousands of people to share in events together, from the traditional 14 July firework displays to a Football World Cup Final. On a daily basis, people meet up there to enjoy some sport, take in the views or simply walk around the vast alleyways and lawns of this magnificent site, which is now one of Paris’ most iconic public gardens. To stage the beach volleyball and blind football events, a temporary outdoor arena will be built in 2024, enabling everyone to enjoy this venue’s magical setting.
Between the Ecole Militaire’s impressive facade to the south and the equally impressive Eiffel Tower on the River Seine side, the Champ de Mars will once again be a community space for meeting up during the Paris 2024 Games. It will be a key venue for the Paris 2024 Games, because, alongside the Eiffel Tower Stadium’s overlay arena, it will host other events in the Grand Palais Overlay, a temporary structure set up on Place Joffre to the south of the site since 2021.
Capacity: 12,860 spectators
What sports for Paris 2024?
- Beach Volleyball (women’s / men’s)
- Blind Football (men’s)
Where is it located?
Department : Paris (75)
City : Paris
Distance from the Olympic and Paralympic Village : 12km
Access : bus, Metro lines 6, 8 and 10, RER C, Vélib’ stations
Games venues located nearby : Champ de Mars Arena, Pont d’Iéna, Grand Palais, Invalides
Tourist attractions located nearby : Eiffel Tower, Ecole Militaire, Trocadéro, Hôtel des Invalides, Rodin Museum, Quai Branly Museum
Following the Games, the Champ de Mars will not keep any trace of the temporary Eiffel Tower Stadium, because the venue will be dismantled. The Champ de Mars will continue to be the space for living, gathering and meeting up in a magnificent setting that it was before the Games.
© Paris 2024