Paris 2024 unveils plans for a spectacular Opening Ceremony staged on the Seine

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Aerial view of Paris with Eiffel tower and Seine river

The Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 will be held on the River Seine, following approval of the location and concept by the Organising Committee’s Board of Directors.

Instead of the traditional stadium setting, Paris 2024’s Opening Ceremony will be set against the backdrop of one of the world’s most iconic cities. More than 160 boats will carry delegations down a six-kilometre route from Pont d’Austerlitz to the Trocadéro, passing many famous Parisian monuments, bridges and cultural institutions, such as Notre Dame cathedral, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.

With free public access to part of the river banks, as well as viewing areas on the many bridges and quays along the route, more than 600,000 spectators are expected to welcome the athletes from across the world for the Parade of Nations.