Pass Jeux for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 

Paris will host the 2024 Olympic Games from July 26 to August 11 and the Paralympics from August 28 to September 8. Around 15 million visitors are expected to attend the sporting event of the year and the French capital is in the midst of preparations. In order to offer both locals and tourists a safe and great time, the French government has developed a security concept that prescribes a digital pass with a QR code (called Pass Jeux or Games Pass) that allows access to certain restricted zones during the Paris Olympics.

We explain in simple terms how to get your Pass Jeux for your Paristrip during the Olympics and in which security zones you have to show it.  

What is a Pass Jeux?

The Pass Jeux is a personal ID card in the form of a QR code that you must present at the access points to the relevant perimeters of the Olympics 2024.

At all access points, security checks by the police will be made to verify proof of identity.

The digital Pass Jeux is not a ticket for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.


Check out the official website of the Pass Jeux

Paris Marathon next to river Seine.

What are the Security Zones (Perimeters)?

The majority of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in the heart of Paris, close to the river Seine and major landmarks: Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Grand Palais or Concorde. 

Such an event requires extraordinary measures in terms of security reasons: The Paris Police Prefecture will set up perimeter barriers around the competition venues to ensure the safety of spectators, athletes and local residents during the Games.

There are the following restricted areas:  

1. Organizer perimeter (competition site)

  • Located as close as possible to the Olympic or Paralympic site.
  • Only people and vehicles that are authorized or spectators in possession of a ticket may enter the event area. 

2. Protection perimeter (gray zones)

  • The highest security levels apply in the gray zones, called “SILT” (Internal Security and Fight against Terrorism). They include the competition venues and, above all, the opening ceremony on the immediate vicinity of the river on July 26.
  • Security arrangements of the grey zone will be activated 8 days before the opening ceremony: from July 18 to 26.
  • Two six-kilometer sections of the banks of the Seine will be declared an anti-terror protection zone (SILT).
  • Within the gray perimeter of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, all individuals over 13 years of age must be in possession of a digital Pass Jeux.
  • Access to the SILT zone will require either a ticket for the ceremony or the QR code together with a valid ID.
  • Drivers, including residents with parking spaces or tourist with a hotel within the SILT zone, delivery vehicles and emergency service vehicles, must have a QR code to enter the zone. Vehicles will not be able to enter after 01.00 PM on the day of the opening ceremony.


Check the actual restrictions of each zone

3. Perimeter with motorized traffic ban (red zones)

  • The red protection zone will be activated for each venue 2h30 before each sporting event and deactivated 1 hour after the end of the last event.
  • Free (no controlled) access for pedestrians and cyclists. 
  • Motorized traffic is prohibited unless an exemption has been granted. In this case, a Pass Jeux and an identity document are required (except in emergencies). 

4. Regulated motorized traffic area (blue zones)

  • The blue protection zone will be activated for each venue 2h30 before each sporting event and deactivated 1 hour after the end of the last event.
  • Free (no controlled) access for pedestrians and cyclists. 
  • Free access for motorized vehicles with a legitimate reason.
A young couple looking on a street map infront of Notre Dame.

Who will need a Pass Jeux?

Pedestrians, Cyclists, and Non-Motorized Vehicles

  • Gray Perimeter (Opening Ceremony, July 18-26):

    The Jeux pass is required for access until 1 p.m. on July 26.

    From 1 p.m. on July 26, access is reserved exclusively for visitors with a ticket or access card and for people with a special permit and a Pass Jeux.

  • Red Perimeter (Olympic/Paralympic Venues and Para-cycling Road Race):

    Not required for access.

Motorized Vehicles

  • Grey Perimeter (Opening Ceremony, July 18-26):

    Required with an exemption until 1 pm on July 26.

  • Red Perimeter (Olympic/Paralympic Venues and Para-cycling Road Race):

    Required with an exemption.

Detailed information about the restrictions and detailed maps for each event and venue can be found here on the City of Paris website.

Who Does Not Need the Pass Jeux?

Pedestrians, Cyclists, and Non-Motorized Vehicles

  • Red Perimeters: No pass needed for access.

  • Blue Perimeters: No pass needed for access to venues.

  • General Circulation: No pass needed outside of perimeters.

Motorized Vehicles

  • Blue Perimeters: No pass needed, but proof of legitimate interest required.

  • General Circulation: No pass needed outside of perimeters.

Additional Notes

  • Children under 13: Do not require a Pass Jeux.
  • Spectators with Tickets: If only attending the opening ceremony on July 26, no Pass Jeux needed if not visiting the area earlier.

How to apply for the Pass Jeux?

Official website for Pass Jeux 

The only legitimate website for purchasing passes is The Paris police authority warns against all other websites or people asking for money for a pass, as this is a scam. 

Type of Passes 

Passes are personalized, i.e. they are only valid for the person named on the passport. They are free of charge and do not expire. These passes allow access to different areas around the Olympic venues. 

Application procedure 

1 Determine your status: On the website, you will be asked to indicate whether you are applying as a visitor, employee or resident and whether the application is for a person or a vehicle. 

2 Provide information: You will need to give various details, including: 

  • Proof of identity 
  • Photo identification 
  • Registration certificate and number if the passport is for a vehicle 
  • Depending on your situation, proof of residence, temporary accommodation, employment or a visit to the region (e.g. a museum, restaurant or show booking)


3 Receiving the pass: After checking the information, the pass will be sent to you by e-mail. The processing time is undetermined and depends on the approval of the local authorities. You can either: 

  • display the passport on your smartphone 
  • print out the pass and present it in paper form 



A passenger bus driving in the city center of Paris.

Which districts are affected?

With regard to the red, blue and security zones (SILT), the following areas are affected:

  • Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, Champ-de-Mars, Invalides, Grand Palais, Pont Alexandre III, Concorde

  • Arena Bercy

  • Roland-Garros, Parc des Princes

  • Arena Porte de Versailles

  • La Chapelle Arena

  • Department of Hauts-de-Seine: Paris La Défense Arena, Yves-du-Manoir stadium.

  • Seine-Saint-Denis department: Stade de France, water sports center, Le Bourget.

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