The venue

France's capital city of Paris is preparing to present a stage like no other, with a vast variety of iconic locations chosen specifically to create a fusion between sport and France’s rich heritage.

Château de Versailles

The iconic, world-famous Château de Versailles – a symbol of France’s influence on the world stage – will be adapted to
host the Paris 2024 Games in a magnificent setting steeped in history.

In 1979, the palace and its majestic gardens became the first French site to be added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Evolving from a mere hunting lodge into an extravagant palace under Louis XIV, the Château de Versailles went on to become the Museum of the History of France by order of King Louis-Philippe. It is also where the upper and lower houses of the French Parliament convene for joint sessions. Today, the estate spans over 800 ha and is a textbook example of French formal gardens, home to the “Royal Star”, a circular esplanade at the western end of the Grand Canal. The esplanade will feature a temporary facility where the dressage and jumping events (including for the eventing competition), the modern pentathlon events and the Paralympic dressage events will take place. With a strong equestrian tradition dating back to the 17th century, the Château de Versailles and its sustainable infrastructure will provide a magnificent setting for the Olympic and Paralympic equestrian events, helping boost the sport’s visibility.



Need to know 

20 KM from the Olympic and Paralympic Village, Versailles (78)

Getting there
• RER line C
• Transilien train lines L, N and U

Nearby Games venues
• Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Velodrome
• Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines BMX Stadium
• Golf National
• Élancourt Hill

Modern Pentathlon, Equestrian - Dressage and Jumping, Para Equestrian: 15,000
Equestrian - Eventing: 40,000 (5,000 seated and 35,000 standing)

Nearby tourist attraction
Château de Versailles

Post-2024 legacy
The stadium is a temporary structure that will be taken down after the Games.