Spectators are welcome. Buy your tickets for shows, galas, guided tours and parties.


Become a volunteer

A program open to all. Come and watch all events!

Une manifestation ouverte à tout public

Open to the General Public

Paris 2018 Gay Games 10 is open to the city. All the sports and cultural events will be open to all. Most of the athletic fields are accessible to the public in the designated areas (stands).

Come as Spectator 

Entrance is generally free except for a few special events like shows. Come and support, admire, cheer the athletes and the artists giving their personal best.

You will find additional information in the program (schedules, addresses, accessibility, admission prices). Ticketing is now open.

The main village of Paris 2018 Gay Games 10, located at the City Hall Plaza is the meeting point for participants, visitors and spectators. The public gardens welcome choruses and bands. Gyms and stadiums in all neighborhoods welcome the athletes from all over the world. The International Rainbow Memorial Run invites the entire city to a festive and commemorative race from Hotel de Ville to Concorde.

Come as Supporter

You are accompanying participants but don’t want to take part in a cultural or sports event ? Do you want to support an event ? You can choose to be part of this amazing experience as a supporter. Sign up as supporter and enjoy the same advantages as the athletes and artists, including a medal of participation and of course the access to the ceremonies, without paying for the cultural or athletic activity.

300 000

26 000


Events open to the public

What you need to know to enjoy every single moment of the Paris 2018 Gay Games

Learn more about Paris

Nature, culture, and gastronomy are permanent attractions in Paris, which is the most visited city in the world and has been welcoming tourists with open arms for centuries. The Capital City is ready to welcome visitors arriving for Paris 2018-Gay Games 10 and is preparing an amazing program in all areas of the city. Go to the page Stay to find more information.


Do your part and dispose of your rubbish appropriately!  Use the colored recycling collectors

provided: they benefit recycling cooperatives, and support social inclusion and new businesses.


Paris 2018 is committed to offering a place for everyone. Universal accessibility is a guiding principle to making this event accessible to the largest number of people. All venues and activities have information concerning accessibility. Go to the page Accessibility to find more information.

We learn from each other, so don’t hesitate to share with us your ideas and propositions to be part of Paris 2018, whatever your disability.

The following Pictograms are used throughout the Paris2018.com site to indicate the level of accessibility for the event or venue in question.

 Fauteuil-Petit Physical Disability – Manual Wheelchair
 Fauteuil electrique-petit Physical Disability – Electric Wheelchair
 Handicap_JambeBras_petit Physical Disability – Standing
 Sensoriel déficient visuel-petit Sensitive Disability – Visually Impaired
 Handicap_Malentendant-petit Sensitive Disability – Hearing Impaired


Events and Ceremonies

  • Before leaving for the ceremony, check out the latest information about the Games on www.paris2018.com
  • Do not forget your tickets and check the date, time and place of competitions on the website before leaving. You can obtain more tickets on ticketing.paris2018.com
  • Check the weather forecast and prepare yourself accordingly
  • Use public transport. It is not possible to park at the competition venues and their surroundings
  • Plan your trip. Transport systems and competition venues will be crowded. It can take you a while to go back and forth!
  • Arrive early: The Opening Ceremony venue opens at 16h30. We suggest you to be in your seat until 19h00. Check out this information on page Ceremony
  • You will go through a security check. Forbidden or restricted items will be collected and not returned. Check the complete list on page Security
  • Avoid carrying bags to speed up your entrance. If necessary, choose the smaller ones that you can put on your lap or under the seat
  • Identify children and other special cases with bracelets made available at the public information desks
  • Look for Paris 2018 team members wearing green – they are there to help you!
  • It is forbidden to smoke at all venues.
  • Bring your energy and support. Let’s make it an unforgettable ceremony!

Ticketing Events

Opening Ceremony

If there is one event that is not to be missed this week, it’s going to be the Gay Games 10 Opening Ceremony.

It will be as memorable as the greatest of the international sporting events.

The parade of athletes, hymns, vows … all the protocol will be there to thrill participants and spectators alike. Everyone will them live the “Experience of Paris-2018” in a stadium of 20 000 seats.

Hundreds of artists will take part in this spectacular show on a stage made especially for the occasion. International celebrities will also join the event to promote our values through their art.

Get your ticket now!

4 August 2018

Stade Jean Bouin
20-40 Avenue du Général Sarrail – 75016 PARIS

5000 seats

50 €

Official Opening Party

To celebrate opening of Gay Games 10, we welcome the most accomplished DJ, remixer and music producer on the international gay scene: Offer Nissim. DJ Kingstone, resident at RedWolf, will also play. The entire line-up and the artists who will be on stage will be revealed progressively.

The event will take place in one of the most amazing venue of Paris, on the Champs-Elysées avenue: le Grand Palais. Set up as an ephemeral club for a maximum capacity of 5600 people, it will house an immense stage with more than 100m2 of screens, the best sound system by L-Acoustics, an impressive light show, a VIP area, lockers, bars, food-trucks…

Get your ticket now!


4 -5 August 2018
23:00 – 06:00
Grand Palais
3 avenue du Général Eisenhower – 75008 Paris

5 600 seats

49 €

Entry before 0:30

54 €

Entry before 2:00

94 €

VIP ticket with 2 drinks

Women Party


Women have a special party just for them. Sorry, for once, men are not invited.

Since several editions of Gay Games, this evening has a huge success and allows women participants and their friends to share some emotions in a friendly and festive atmosphere.


8 August 2018

2000 seats

20 €

Closing Party

The place to be announced soon will host two different spaces to satisfy the greatest number of the 5,000 participants expected to this party, which will masterfully close this sport and culture week. It will be time to spend a last moment all together with festive sounds in this high place of festivals colored with the PARIS 2018 GAY GAMES 10.

Entertainment, dancers and decorations will reflect this week spent all together. As all participants will love to come to this party, please buy your ticket as soon as ticketing opens.


11-12 August 2018
23:00 – 6:00

5 000 seats

25 €

Pink Flamingo

The climax and grand finale of aquatic events during the week, the Pink Flamingo TM is a show not to be missed!

Swimming, Synchro, water polo, and diving will give you a colorful show …and crazier than you can imagine! A must see!

During PARIS 2018 Gay Games 10, the Pink Flamingo will be preceded by a women’s water polo demonstration, by the final of the men’s water polo tournament and by a synchronized swimming demonstration.

Get your ticket now!


10 août 2018

Piscine Georges Vallerey
148 Avenue Gambetta – 75020 PARIS

1000 seats

20 €

Gala de patinage artistique

The figure skating and ice dancing events end with a gala featuring skaters from all over the world.

For the first time at Aren’Ice Cergy, spectators will discover all types of couples on ice: two men, two women, or a man and a woman.

The Gala offers to the public a program full of originality, rhythm, and elegance.


Buy your ticket for the gala

10 August 2018

33 avenue de la plaine des sports – 95800 CERGY PONTOISE

3000 seats

25 €


Gala de danse sportive

Dance Sport events are a real show! All dancers have been training and preparing for months and years to perfect their performance.

They have to demonstrate grace, technique and fun on the dance floor. Come and watch dancers of all ages and levels share their passion with you! Here all couples are welcome.

Spectators are invited to come and support their favorite dancers!

Get your ticket now!

Argentine Tango Party

Gala of Dance

7 au 10 August 2018
9:00 – 20:00

Gymnase Japy
2 rue Japy – 75011 PARIS

from 200 to 500 seats

Tickets from:

10 €

Visit Tours

Discover the “LGBT Paris” and stroll through its neighborhoods and streets to discover its legendary figures and heroes.

Paris 2018 and Paris Gay Village organize specially for you several guided tours, which can accommodate twenty people each, on foot to better appreciate the details and the Parisian atmosphere.

Tours will take place in French, English, and Spanish.

300 years of homosexual History in Paris

The Lesbians of the Left Bank

Le Marais LGBT district

The Lesbian’s and Gay’s Père Lachaise

5 – 11 August 2018


20 seats each visit

10 €

Sightseeing cruise

Open to anyone who is curious to discover Paris from the Seine, and take advantage of a very romantic night stroll.

That way, you will be able to pass under the famous bridge Alexandre III, to sail past Notre Dame de Paris, to come close to the Eiffel Tower, and even to discover the Statue of Liberty in a most humble version – All of this through the prism of Parisian gay life and under the lights of Paris.

Get your ticket now!




10 August 2018
20:00 & 21:30 
Bassin de la Villette – 13 Quai de la Loire – 75019 PARIS

150 seats each visit

15 €

Concerts: Choirs + bands + orchestras


Paris 2018 celebrate diversity through classical music.

One gala concert will be held at the Casino of Paris, where audiences will enjoy listening
to the symphonic band, choirs, and orchestras from all over the world. This gala concert will allow different musical groups to offer the public an exciting evening of performances.
The Casino of Paris (a theater, not a gambling venue) can accommodate 1,400 spectators. Come and support these musicians and singers from around the globe and discover their musical identities.

8 August 2018

Salle Pleyel

1400 seats

20 €

Spectators Charter of Good Conduct

Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 is based on five values – diversity, respect, equality, solidarity and sharing – that the public and the participants are invited to practice these values. To support Paris 2018 is a civic commitment. The Gay Games celebrate liberty, equality and fraternity.  Our thanks to the spectators, visitors, supporters and participants for upholding this charter of good conduct.

  1. I will respect the diversity of participants regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, handicap, religion, culture, etc.
    1. I will support by my membership, my attitude, and my commitment to the Gay Games, the Paris 2018 association and its partners; I am an ambassador of the Paris 2018-Gay Games 10 values.
    2. I will mind my language and avoid any discriminatory, sexist, racist or homophobic comments.
    3. I will refuse any form of physical or verbal violence and damage to property either before, during or after all events.
    4. I will respect secularism and accept all differences.
    5. I will be careful to project a positive image of myself, my club and my hometown through my exemplary behavior at all times.
  2. I will respect all security guidelines, rules and sports ethics of Paris 2018 and its national and international sports federations, the organization ruling committee and the Ministry of Interior.
    1. I will remain in the designated areas for spectators and behind the security barriers, including when taking pictures, videos or selfies.
    2. I will refuse to lead or to take part in any action that would hurt my club, the Gay Games Federation, Paris 2018, or the public order and security.
    3. I will watch over my children and be sure to hold the hand of the youngest (under 10 years old).
    4. I will keep my pets on a leash.
    5. I will be careful with the equipment, material and premises.
  3. I will respect the eco-responsable aspects of Paris 2018-Gay Games 10.
    1. I will dispose of refuse in the appropriate trash and recycling containers.
    2. I will travel whenever possible by foot or by bicycle, or use the public transportation or car-pooling.
    3. I will buy only the essential in order to avoid unnecessary waste.
    4. I will look after the environment and alert those around me
  4. I will take care of my health and those in fragile condition :
    1. I will avoid heat stroke : I take with me enough water to ensure an optimal hydration, especially for children, persons in fragile health and older people.
    2. I will protect myself from the sun and use the shade, hats and sunglasses.
    3. I will drink alcoholic beverages in moderate amounts and smoke only in designated areas and moderately.
    4. I will be attentive to those around me and I will help those who are in need, fragile or elderly.
  5. I will support my team and my favorite players based on fair play.
    1. I will remain in control of myself. Under all circumstances, my behavior will be exemplary, based on respect of others.
    2. I will encourage and support my team, in good and also in less than good moments, and I will respect the opposing team and their supporters. I will remain humble in victory and dignified in defeat.
    3. I will ensure the physical and moral integrity of opposing players, trainers, leaders and supporters, and I will accept unequivocally the decisions of the referee.
    4. I will contribute to create a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment in the places of sports, festive and cultural events and its surroundings.

Paris 2018 Gay Games will enforce this charter by all means available (verbal warning, temporary or definitive exclusion,…).    Failure to comply with the present articles will result in immediate sanctions by officials of Paris 2018-Gay Games 10 and its partners.