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Paris Games 2024: Security Audit of the Cities Hosting the Events

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The countdown to the 2024 Olympic Games has begun. While Paris and the Ile-de-France region will host the majority of events, several competitions will also unfold in other cities across France, including Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon and Marseille.

Our security experts are on the ground, conducting comprehensive audits in each of these host cities to ensure a safe and smooth experience for all. In this article, explore the risk analysis for Marseille, Lille, Lyon, and Bordeaux, enriched with exclusive videos from our experts.

Stay informed with the latest security updates and recommendations and get ready for a seamless and exciting Olympic Games experience.

Paris

Marseille


Security Update:

  • Travellers going to Marseille should take the usual safety precautions
  • Due to an increase in petty crime, it’s advisable to remain vigilant in the areas around Marseille Saint-Charles station, including Nouailles and Belsunce.
  • Travellers should avoid the northern districts given the high level of gang crime and associated violence.

Our Recommendations:

Managers whose workforce is planning to travel to Marseille should:

     

  • Organise security awareness trainings for their employees, ensuring they are aware of the above risks and the appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Ensure accommodations are secure and located outside crime hotspots.

Lille


Security Update:

  • Travellers should take the usual safety precautions when visiting Lille.
  • Lille is a low-risk city. Visits to most of the city should not pose any security issue. However, some areas, such as Wazemme, have been identified as having high crime rates.
  • Lille is well known as a hub for drug trafficking, but the associated crime and violence are unlikely to have an impact on employees.

Our Recommendations:

Managers whose workforce is planning to travel to Lille should:

 

  • Organise security awareness trainings for their employees, ensuring they are informed of the risks involved and the necessary preventive measures.
  • Select safe accommodation for employees, away from risk areas, including gathering points (such as demonstrations).

Lyon


Security Update:

  • Travellers going to Lyon should take the usual safety precautions
  • With the anticipated influx of visitors in Lyon during the Games, the risk of petty crime is expected to increase, particularly on public transportation to the competition venues and around tourist attractions.

Our Recommendations:

Managers whose workforce is planning to travel to Lyon should:

 

  • Organise security awareness trainings for their employees, ensuring they are informed of the risks involved and the necessary preventive measures.
  • Ensure that employees have access to reliable sources of information and clear communication channels.

Bordeaux


Security Update:

  • Travellers going to Bordeaux should take the usual safety precautions. 
  • Public transport is generally considered a safe option; Nonetheless, some areas of the city centre on the way to the Matmut-Atlantique stadium have been identified as high-risk zones due to drug-related crime and violence.

Our Recommendations:

Managers whose workforce is planning to travel to Marseille should:

 

  • Organise security awareness sessions for their employees, informing them of the risks and appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Depending on the traveller's profile and experience, consider suitable transportation options within the country.