2. Stade Olympique Yves du Manoir:
Olympic happenings: located in Colombes city, northwest of Paris, Stade Olympique Yves du Manoir will be hosting the hockey competitions in Paris 2024 Olympics. The stadium is proud to be the only venue in France to be the stage for the Olympic games for the second time, with an increased capacity for up to 15,000 people.
What to do nearby: The nearby town of Colombes is known for its charming old town, with picturesque streets and buildings that date back to the Middle Ages. Visitors can also take a stroll through Parc Pierre Lagravère, which is a 5-hectare park with a lake, walking trails, and a playground. If you have more time to spend in the town, pay a visit to Art and History Municipal Museum of Colombes to explore the history and art of Colombes.
Places to eat: La Grande Cascade is a stunning restaurant located in the Bois de Boulogne park, offering a unique dining experience in a beautiful setting, and serving traditional French cuisine with a modern twist. Another popular spot is Bistrot Pas Parisien, a cosy and charming for those looking for a traditional dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. There are also plenty of cafes and bakeries in the area for a quick bite, such as Pâtisserie Orientale Elksour and La Maison Héloïse.
3. La Chapelle Arena:
Olympic happenings: located in the 18th arrondissement of Paris to the north, La Chapelle Arena is a brand-new cultural and sports hub to be completed by the end of 2023. It will host the badminton and rhythmic gymnastics competition in the Paris 2024 Olympics.
What to do nearby: The area is surrounded by several attractions worth exploring. One of the most famous landmarks in the area is the stunning Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, perched on top of Montmartre hill. Visitors can also wander through the charming streets of the Montmartre neighbourhood, known for its bohemian atmosphere, artists, and street performers. Other nearby attractions include the Moulin Rouge cabaret, Saint-Denis Basilica, and the Cimetière de Montmartre, one of the most picturesque cemeteries in Paris.