While waiting for the 2024 olympic Games in Paris to begin, the capital will be the playing field for the Gay Games in 2018. The opening ceremony for the games will take place at the Jean Bouin stadium in Paris (metro line 9 : Michel Ange Molitor) - 4th August.
This world games meeting will take place over ten or so days throughout the various Parisian sports sites including other cultural and festival venues. More than thirty sports events are planned, entertainment sports… around 70 countries will be represented !
This competition will be organised in the Maurice Thorez watersports stadium, in Montreuil. (easily accessible on metro line 9 : Croix de Chavaux). Remember to book you hotel room well in advance near the metro to be directly on site. Admission is free depending on the number of places available.
A watershow is planned by the famous name, Pink Flamingo.
Open water competitions will be organised in the Bassin de la Villette (19th district Paris, metro Jaurès) - 6th August 2018
Aquatics – Diving, Aquatics – Open Water, Aquatics – Swimming, Aquitics – synchronised swimming, Aquatics – Water Polo, Athletics – 5 km & 10 km, Semi-marathon & Marathon, Athletics – Track and Field, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volley, Bowling, Boxing, Cycling – Mountain bike, Cycling – Road, Sport Dance, Escrime, Field Hockey, Figure skating, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Handball, Judo, Ice Hockey, Martial Arts, Pétanque, Pink Flamingo, Roller Derby, Roller Course, Rowing, Rugby sevens, Sailing, Softball, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Urban Danse, Volley-Ball, Wrestling
The village will be set up in front of the Paris Town hall (4th district – metro line 1 and 11 – station : Hôtel de Ville). There will be a large play ground set up where both children and adults can try out the different sports. Opening hours will go from 10am to 6pm daily with beginner sessions, sports demonstrations for people with disabilities, etc. Between 6pm and 11pm time for concerts, DJ…
11 August - The final and closing evening will take place at the Grande Halle de la Villette in 19th district Paris.
Book your hotel room as quickly as possible in Paris. Do not hesitate to move away a little out of Paris on a metro or RER line to find a hotel.