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Where to stay during the Paris Summer Olympics in 2024

Simon Calder’s Travel

For the first time in a century, the Paris is gearing up to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. It’s been a marathon rather than a sprint and preparations have been underway for years. Now, France approaches the final hurdles before the Olympic torch begins its journey from Marseille on May 8th, 2024.

The Olympic Games will run from 26 July to 11 August 2024, with the Paralympics starting on 28 August and running until 8 September. And while Olympic fever is spreading across the country, with events scheduled not just across Metropolitan France but in overseas territories too (as far away as Teahupo’o, Tahiti, where the surfing competition will take place), the bulk of the action is happening in la Belle Paris.

Already the city which sees most footfall from foreign tourists, during the Olympics Paris looks set to be bursting from the seams of its handsome Hausmann buildings. Plan your trip like an Olympic athlete, with careful preparation and training. If you haven’t yet secured tickets to one of the events, read The Independent’s handy guide here.

Already the proud owner of a golden ticket? To avoid spending the Olympics sharing a bed with three of your mates like Charlie Bucket’s grandparents, book your accommodation early. Here are 12 fantastic places to stay, hand-picked for their proximity to the venues.

MOB House

Four-star MOB House lies close to the Stade de France, venue for the athletics and rugby

(MOB House)

Just 23 minutes by metro from the aforementioned Stade de France, a walk in the park by Parisian standards, is 4* MOB House. Urban chic, in an old warehouse with a generous terrasse and swimming pool, it serves up vibes with regular DJ sets and an organic on-site bar-restaurant. The 100 rooms, minimalist with beige furnishings and light wood, are like visiting a friend with excellent taste, a far cry from the colour and chaos of Paris’s largest flea market, Saint Ouen, which is on your doorstep.