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OUIGO and the Olympic Games: follow the flame! Let's GO!

You can´t have missed it: this summer France is hosting the 2024 Olympics! Paris has a date with the Summer Olympic Games. From 26 July, the Olympic flame will burn in the capital. But before that, it will be taking a short tour of France...     

Do you want to visit Paris to feel the beating heart of the Olympic Games? Or say “hi” to the most famous sporting torch in the world? OUIGO will take you there.  


The Olympics is not just about Paris! 

It's not just about the city. The impact of the games can be felt far further afield! Of course, OUIGO trains don't quite go as far as Martinique or French Guyana - not yet, but who knows what the future holds?   

If you don't want to miss a single leg of the flame's journey, keep an eye out for the information.  The Ocean Relay will be held from 8-17 June.  This will be taking place in Guyana (Cayenne), Réunion (Saint-Denis), French Polynesia (Papeete), Guadeloupe (Baie-Mahault) and Martinique (Fort-de-France).     



Keep track of the flame  

With OUIGO High-Speed trains and the OUIGO Classical Train, it's cheap and easy to visit many of the cities in which the Olympic Flame will stop off.     

You can currently take advantage of discounted train tickets to:  


  • Marseille, 9 May 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Toulon, 10 May 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Sète and Montpellier, 13 May 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Perpignan, 15 May 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Toulouse, 17 May 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Bordeaux, 23 May 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Angoulême, 24 May 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Angers, 28 May 2024 (by High-Speed OUIGO Train and Classic OUIGO Train) 
  • Laval, 29 May 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Vannes, 6 June 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Brest, 7 June 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Avignon, 19 June 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Metz, 27 June 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Lille, 2 July 2024 (by  OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Chartres, 7 July 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Blois, 8 July 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train) 
  • Dijon, 12 July 2024 (by train OUIGO Classical Train) 
  • Paris, 26 July 2024 (by OUIGO High-Speed train and OUIGO Classical Train). However, the security arrangements could have an impact on access to stations, so we recommend that you arrive the day before, on the 25th, or even earlier!  


And of course, the arrival of the flame in Paris is far from the end of the adventure.  Not only are the Olympic Games taking place, but so too are the Paralympic Games, from 28 August to 8 September!   


Take advantage of the Olympics to see France!  

With OUIGO High-Speed trains, you can take advantage of the Olympics to discover all that France has to offer outside Paris! France’s major cities are all covered by our TGV station network. Travel beyond city limits to explore new cities and experience a new setting!  

While you're in France in summer 2024, pay a visit to… 


  • Marseille, which will host Olympic Games events in two venues: in the Marseille Marina, and at the city’s stadium. Marseille is a city in the South of France that's well worth a visit! Attractions include its beaches, its passion for football, and its popular and vibrant districts, not to mention the Mucem (The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations)! 
  • Nice - one of the oldest French resorts, and home to the famous "Promenade des Anglais". In addition, its stadium will host 6 Olympic football matches: 3 women's and 3 men's matches.  
  • Lyon, the Olympique Lyonnais stadium will open its doors to spectators for Olympic football events. Why not take the opportunity to discover Lyon? With its "bouchons" (small typical restaurants where you can sample family cuisine – incredibly tasty and very French!), the banks of the Rhone, the Presqu'île in the city centre, the museums and parks… 
  • Bordeaux, the land of culture and sport, is taking part in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games as the "Host Community" for the Olympic women's and men's football tournaments! 7 matches will be hosted there, from 24 July to 2 August, at the Matmut Atlantique Stadium. But don't stop there - visit the Bordeaux’s Old Town, and sample its delicious canelés before admiring the largest water mirror in Europe and finally heading for the sea and the Pilat dune! 
  • Nantes will also be dancing to the rhythm of football! The Beaujoire Stadium in Nantes will welcome you in for a number of matches. Once the score has been decided, you can explore the city - the Slavery Museum, for a touch of history, the Île de Nantes Machines to fuel your imagination, and some Nantes Cake for dessert! 
  • Do you want to discover a region that foreign visitors often overlook? Head to the North of France, to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve d'Ascq, on the outskirts of the Lille Metropole area. When you travel to Lille by OUIGO High-Speed train you'll see that, as the saying goes, the North is sure to warm your heart! Lille is known for "mussels and chips", washed down with some local beer (in moderation of course), and a waffle - leaving nothing to waste. And finally… in Lille we really know how to whip fans into a frenzy in our stadiums! This is an experience that should not be missed before you continue your journey of exploration to the northern beaches or take in the lights of Paris - a more traditional destination that never fails to impress.  


OUIGO Opens the Doors of Europe to You for the Olympics!  

With OUIGO, you can have one foot in France, and the other in Spain, as we offer cheap and easy train connections in both countries!  

In France? OUIGO will drop you off at the foot of the Pyrenees, in the city of Perpignan. Perpignan is located in the south-west of France, 30 kilometres from the Spanish border and less than 200 kilometres from Barcelona. A shorter journey than Paris - Lille, Lyon - Nîmes or Lyon - Aix-en-Provence!  

By the way, you can also get to Barcelona by train! And once on Spanish soil? Discover the tapas, playas* and maracas. OUIGO offers daily connections between Barcelona and Zaragoza, which is close to the Pyrenees. And there's nothing to stop you from going further - by train of course! Tarragona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Valencia or Alicante. Vamanos**! 


Craving for some extra days on your holiday with OUIGO?  

Hit the rails in Spain with OUIGO's budget-friendly trains that can take you to a multitude of exciting destinations such as Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Tarragona, Zaragoza, Albacete, Alicante, Valladolid, Segovia, and Cuenca. With a variety of schedules available on all OUIGO routes, you can easily find one that works perfectly for you.  

Immerse yourself in the fun and frolics that OUIGO's destinations offer! Whether it's lazing around on serene beaches, exploring the rich culture, feasting on savoury local cuisine, or enjoying a range of entertaining activities, there's something for everyone on a OUIGO journey.  

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