Paris 2024 opening ceremony ticket prices range from free to ‘€25,000’

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Tickets for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games opening ceremony could cost as much as €25,000 (£22,000/$27,000) according to French newspaper, Le Parisien. 

The article reports that the steep price is expected for premium seats, but the opening ceremony will also feature free tickets given out to the public.

The opening ceremony of the Games has traditionally taken place inside a stadium, but Paris organisers have taken it one step further and will host the event on the French capital’s River Seine.

Athletes will parade along a 6km route on the river before arriving in from of the Trocadéro, where the remaining Olympic elements and final shows will take place.

It is predicted that as many as 600,000 spectators could be drawn to Paris to watch the opening ceremony.

Le Parisien also revealed that seats on platforms could cost between €90 and €2,700, while VIP stand prices will start at €5,500. The highest prices will allow holders to witness the spectacle from close up on a cruise ship on the river.

The Paris Olympics will take place from July 26 to August 11, 2024.