2024 Olympics: the protection perimeter will be put in place eight days before the opening ceremony

The protection perimeter for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be put in place from July 18, eight days before the opening ceremony, the police prefect, Laurent Nuñez, announced on Thursday, April 25

2024 Olympics: the protection perimeter will be put in place eight days before the opening ceremony

The protection perimeter for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be put in place from July 18, eight days before the opening ceremony, the police prefect, Laurent Nuñez, announced on Thursday, April 25. “We wanted to integrate all the buildings which have a visual view of the Seine,” he said during a press conference at the police headquarters, referring to the first row of buildings bordering the Seine.

This area concerns around 20,000 local residents, said the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. Anyone wanting to enter the protection perimeter will have to register on a platform which will open on May 10, but around ten bridges in total in Paris, including five within the perimeter, will allow crossing the Seine.

Around fifteen metro stations closed

There will be no restrictions on inviting people to their homes for people with a balcony overlooking the Seine, but they will also have to register on the platform. The fifteen metro stations which open into the protection perimeter will be closed. “Which does not impact the lines,” said Mr. Nuñez.

Anne Hidalgo added that 1,000 municipal police officers would be deployed on the day of the opening ceremony. The 220,000 spectators on the high platforms of the opening ceremony, beneficiaries of invitations, will be divided into 15 zones ranging from 600 to 40,000 people and will be able to watch the show on 65 giant screens.

The first installations planned for the opening ceremony, a six-kilometer parade between the Pont d’Austerlitz and the Pont d’Iéna, are planned from June 17. From July 1, the first bans on motorized traffic will affect certain areas.