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Paris before the 2024 Olympics

Planning on Paris and Heart of France April into May; wondering how the preparation for the Olympics may affect some of the more popular attractions.

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That question has been asked a few times in the past year, including by me and there doesn't seem to be a consistent answer. Here's a link to a map of the venues and it includes major areas such as around the Eiffel Tour, the River Walk and Versailles. I would have to think that things are going to start to be blocked off in the Spring as construction is going on for the events, temporary seating, camera locations, etc.

I have to wonder as well, if some of the unions will decide to have some strike days leading up to the Olympics to create mischief as the region is under pressure to get things completed on time.

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construction has been occurring since they won the bid; so it's not just site construction for seating, it's also construction for sprucing up sites - Opera Garnier, Orsay, Eiffel Tower, etc.

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Notre Dame cathedral reconstruction is supposed to be “finished” on the outside for viewing, but the interior will still be off-limits.

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Fair anmount of info on the Paris Olympic site and a pretty good YouTube video from Today:

Looks like the Games will be awesome, with events held right in the midst of the monuments. What this means for visitors before and after is views of the Eiffel Tower, Place du Concord and Seine filled with grandstands and sports facilities. These things take months to build.

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We are in Belgium July 13 for a wedding and considering the Best of Paris Tour July 14-20. This puts us leaving 6 days before the Olympics begin. It seems like an efficient way to use the airfare we are already going to purchase for the Belgium wedding, but I am a bit concerned about closures and crowds so close to the Olympics. Hoping the RS guides can steer us around some of the congestion or is that wishful thinking?????