Hundreds of thousands of people will be able to watch the 2024 Paris Olympics opening ceremony for free along the river Seine, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Tuesday.
There will be a registration platform for free tickets for higher positions on upper banks on the Seine.
An exact number was not disclosed.
The lower banks directly on the Seine, meanwhile, will be reserved for spectators with paid tickets, which are to reportedly cost up to 2,700 euros.
The opening ceremony for the 2024 Games are to take place on July 26 and for the first time the event will take place outside of the athletics stadium, Darmanin said.
Around 10,000 athletes are set to sail down the river in a flotilla of more than 100 boats to kick off the Olympics mega-event.
It will stretch from the Pont d’Austerlitz in the east of the city to the Pont d’Iéna at the Eiffel Tower.
Darmanin plans to deploy 35,000 security personnel for the ceremony.