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Invalides

Invalides

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?

Olympic Games

  • Individual (women’s / men’s)
  • Team (women’s / men’s / mixed)
  • Marathon (women’s / men’s)
  • Individual time trial (women’s / men’s)

Paralympic Games

Where is it located?

Department: Paris (75)

City: Paris, 7th arrondissement

Distance from the Olympic and Paralympic Village: 12km to the south

Access: bus, Metro lines 8 and 13, RER C, Vélib’ stations

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

Legacy

The site will not keep any trace of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, as this is a temporary facility.

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