Full Combat Effectiveness: A Guide To Paris 2024 Grand Palais

Located in the heart of Paris, the Grand Palais is a historic monument and exhibition hall that stands as a symbol of French art and culture. Built for the 1900 Universal Exposition, its stunning glass-domed roof and Beaux-Arts architecture make it a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts, history buffs, and travelers alike. The Grand Palais, which had never previously benefited from a full restoration, is currently undergoing work and will reopen on 15 April to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Nave.

 

Paris 2024 Olympic Game at the Grand Palais


During the 2024 Olympics, the Grand Palais in Paris will host the exciting fencing and taekwondo competitions. You can look forward to seeing top athletes showcase their skills on this grand stage. Italy and South Korea, known for their exceptional champions in these sports, will field competitors eager to demonstrate their mastery. Fans will be especially thrilled to see the reigning champions from these nations defend their titles and perhaps even set new records. The atmosphere will be electric as the world’s best fencers and taekwondo practitioners clash in pursuit of Olympic glory.

  • Fencing Schegule

Date Paris Time Event
July 27 (Saturday) 10:00 Women's Épée Individual Table of 64
10:25 Men's Sabre Individual Table of 64
10:50 Women's Épée Individual Table of 32
12:30 Men's Sabre Individual Table of 32
14:10 Women's Épée Individual Table of 16
15:00 Men's Sabre Individual Table of 16
15:50 Women's Épée Individual Table of 8
16:15 Men's Sabre Individual Table of 8
19:00 Women's Épée Individual Semifinal 1
19:25 Women's Épée Individual Semifinal 2
19:50 Men's Sabre Individual Semifinal 1
20:15 Men's Sabre Individual Semifinal 2
20:40 Women's Épée Individual Bronze Mdl Bout
21:05 Men's Sabre Individual Bronze Mdl Bout
21:30 Women's Épée Individual Gold Medal Bout
21:55 Men's Sabre Individual Gold Medal Bout
July 28 (Sunday) 09:30 Women's Foil Individual Table of 64
10:00 Men's Épée Individual Table of 64
10:25 Women's Foil Individual Table of 32
12:25 Men's Épée Individual Table of 32
14:05 Women's Foil Individual Table of 16
15:05 Men's Épée Individual Table of 16
15:55 Women's Foil Individual Table of 8
16:25 Men's Épée Individual Table of 8
19:00 Women's Foil Individual Semifinal 1
19:30 Women's Foil Individual Semifinal 2
20:00 Men's Épée Individual Semifinal 1
20:25 Men's Épée Individual Semifinal 2
20:50 Women's Foil Individual Bronze Mdl Bout
21:20 Men's Épée Individual Bronze Medal Bout
21:45 Women's Foil Individual Gold Medal Bout
22:15 Men's Épée Individual Gold Medal Bout
July 29 (Monday) 09:30 Women's Sabre Individual Table of 64
09:55 Men's Foil Individual Table of 64
10:25 Women's Sabre Individual Table of 32
12:05 Men's Foil Individual Table of 32
14:05 Women's Sabre Individual Table of 16
14:55 Men's Foil Individual Table of 16
15:55 Women's Sabre Individual Table of 8
16:20 Men's Foil Individual Table of 8
19:00 Women's Sabre Individual Semifinal 1
19:25 Women's Sabre Individual Semifinal 2
19:50 Men's Foil Individual Semifinal 1
20:20 Men's Foil Individual Semifinal 2
20:50 Women's Sabre Individual Brz Mdl Bout
21:15 Men's Foil Individual Bronze Medal Bout
21:45 Women's Sabre Individual Gold Mdl Bout
22:10 Men's Foil Individual Gold Medal Bout
July 30 (Tuesday) 13:30 Women's Épée Team Table of 8
15:00 Women's Épée Team Classifications 5-8
15:50 Women's Épée Team Semifinal 1
15:50 Women's Épée Team Semifinal 2
16:40 Women's Épée Team Placement 7-8
16:40 Women's Épée Team Placement 5-6
19:30 Women's Épée Team Bronze Medal Match
20:30 Women's Épée Team Gold Medal Match
July 31 (Wednesday) 13:30 Men's Sabre Team Table of 8
15:00 Men's Sabre Team Classifications 5-8
15:50 Men's Sabre Team Semifinal 1
15:50 Men's Sabre Team Semifinal 2
16:40 Men's Sabre Team Placement 7-8
16:40 Men's Sabre Team Placement 5-6
19:30 Men's Sabre Team Bronze Medal Match
20:30 Men's Sabre Team Gold Medal Match
August 1 (Thursday) 11:50 Women's Foil Team Table of 8
13:40 Women's Foil Team Classifications 5-8
14:50 Women's Foil Team Semifinal 1
14:50 Women's Foil Team Semifinal 2
16:00 Women's Foil Team Placement 7-8
16:00 Women's Foil Team Placement 5-6
19:10 Women's Foil Team Bronze Medal Match
20:30 Women's Foil Team Gold Medal Match
August 2 (Friday) 13:30 Men's Épée Team Table of 8
15:00 Men's Épée Team Classifications 5-8
15:50 Men's Épée Team Semifinal 1
15:50 Men's Épée Team Semifinal 2
16:40 Men's Épée Team Placement 7-8
16:40 Men's Épée Team Placement 5-6
19:30 Men's Épée Team Bronze Medal Match
20:30 Men's Épée Team Gold Medal Match
August 3 (Saturday) 13:00 Women's Sabre Team Table of 8
14:30 Women's Sabre Team Classifications 5-8
15:20 Women's Sabre Team Semifinal 1
15:20 Women's Sabre Team Semifinal 2
16:10 Women's Sabre Team Placement 7-8
16:10 Women's Sabre Team Placement 5-6
19:00 Women's Sabre Team Bronze Medal Match
20:00 Women's Sabre Team Gold Medal Match
August 4 (Sunday) 11:50 Men's Foil Team Table of 8
13:40 Men's Foil Team Classifications 5-8
14:50 Men's Foil Team Semifinal 1
14:50 Men's Foil Team Semifinal 2
16:00 Men's Foil Team Placement 7-8
16:00 Men's Foil Team Placement 5-6
19:10 Men's Foil Team Bronze Medal Match
20:30 Men's Foil Team Gold Medal Match
  • Taekwondo Schedule

Date Paris Time Event
August 7 (Wednesday) 09:00 Women -49kg Round of 16
09:10 Men -58kg Round of 16
14:30 Women -49kg Quarterfinals
14:40 Men -58kg Quarterfinals
16:11 Women -49kg Semifinals
16:24 Men -58kg Semifinals
19:30 Women -49kg Repechage
19:40 Men -58kg Repechage
20:19 Women -49kg Bronze Medal Contests
20:35 Men -58kg Bronze Medal Contests
20:51 Women -49kg Bronze Medal Contests
21:07 Men -58kg Bronze Medal Contests
21:23 Women -49kg Gold Medal Contest
21:39 Men -58kg Gold Medal Contest
August 8 (Thursday) 09:00 Men -68kg Round of 16
09:10 Women -57kg Round of 16
14:30 Men -68kg Quarterfinals
14:40 Women -57kg Quarterfinals
16:11 Men -68kg Semifinals
16:24 Women -57kg Semifinals
19:30 Men -68kg Repechage
19:40 Women -57kg Repechage
20:19 Men -68kg Bronze Medal Contests
20:35 Women -57kg Bronze Medal Contests
20:51 Men -68kg Bronze Medal Contests
21:07 Women -57kg Bronze Medal Contests
21:23 Men -68kg Gold Medal Contest
21:39 Women -57kg Gold Medal Contest
August 9 (Friday) 09:00 Women -67kg Round of 16
09:10 Men -80kg Round of 16
14:30 Women -67kg Quarterfinals
14:40 Men -80kg Quarterfinals
16:11 Women -67kg Semifinals
16:24 Men -80kg Semifinals
19:30 Women -67kg Repechage
19:40 Men -80kg Repechage
20:19 Women -67kg Bronze Medal Contests
20:35 Men -80kg Bronze Medal Contests
20:51 Women -67kg Bronze Medal Contests
21:07 Men -80kg Bronze Medal Contests
21:23 Women -67kg Gold Medal Contest
21:39 Men -80kg Gold Medal Contest
August 10 (Saturday) 09:00 Men +80kg Round of 16
09:10 Women +67kg Round of 16
14:30 Men +80kg Quarterfinals
14:40 Women +67kg Quarterfinals
16:11 Men +80kg Semifinals
16:24 Women +67kg Semifinals
19:30 Men +80kg Repechage
19:40 Women +67kg Repechage
20:19 Men +80kg Bronze Medal Contests
20:35 Women +67kg Bronze Medal Contests
20:51 Men +80kg Bronze Medal Contests
21:07 Women +67kg Bronze Medal Contests
21:23 Men +80kg Gold Medal Contest
21:39 Women +67kg Gold Medal Contest

 

Legacy Paris 2024


Following Paris 2024, the Grand Palais, which will fully reopen in spring 2025, will continue to host cultural events throughout the year.

 

Current Exhibitions Events Except Paris 2024

  • La Rotonde: Explore rotating exhibitions featuring contemporary art, photography, and installations.
  • Galeries Nationales: Known for large-scale exhibitions showcasing the work of prominent artists and collections from around the world.
  • Monumental Art Installations: The vast nave hosts impressive installations and events that utilize the grand scale of the space.

 

Get to the Grand Palais

  • "Franklin D.Roosevelt" Station: Metro 1, then a 450 m walk to reach the venue
  • "Invalides" Station: RER C, then walk 400m to reach the venue
  • "Invalides" Station: Metro 8 / 13, then 600 m walk to reach the venue

Maps can be downloaded offline for temporary navigation assistance. A better idea is to keep your mobile network connected with an eSIM plan with all-day seamless connectivity.

 

Things to Do Nearby

 
  • Petit Palais: Right across the street, this smaller counterpart is home to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris.

  • Champs-Élysées: Take a stroll down one of the world's most famous avenues, lined with shops, cafes, and theaters.

  • Seine River Cruise: The Grand Palais is close to the Seine, so why not enjoy a relaxing cruise while soaking in the Parisian atmosphere.

  • Place de la Concorde: Visit this historic square, which is within walking distance and features the iconic Luxor Obelisk.

 

Alexandre III bridge Closing Time:

  • For fencing: The Alexandre III bridge will be closed on 27 July from 11am to 8pm, on 28, 29, 30 and 31 July until 1pm and on 3 and 4 August until 1pm. During these periods, you will have to cross the La Concorde bridge to reach the venue from the Left Bank.
  • For Taekwondo: The Alexandre III bridge will not be usable on 7, 8 and 9 August until 12.30pm. During these periods, you will have to cross the La Concorde bridge to reach the venue from the left bank.

 

Practical Tips

  • Accessibility: The Grand Palais is wheelchair accessible.
  • Language: Exhibitions typically include information in French and English.
  • Photography: Allowed in certain exhibitions without flash. Check signs for restrictions.

 

Enjoy your visit!

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