Paris is transforming itself into a sporting mecca. It will host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games and is already well prepared for such a global event. Here is a list of the venues that are ready to host the city's third Summer Games and some which will benefit from the legacy.
Paris' sporting revolution starts with the Ryder Cup. The prestigious golf tournament will be held on French soil for the first time in 2018, at Le Golf National. The course, opened in 1990, has two 18-hole courses and one nine-hole course.
The Stade de France is the country's national stadium and home of the French football and rugby team. It was built for the 1998 World Cup and is where the Olympic athletics, opening and closing ceremonies will take place.
Prior to 1998, the Parc de Princes was used as the national stadium. With a capacity of 47,929, the venue is now home to football giants Paris Saint-Germain. There are hopes the stadium will be expanded using funding for the Olympic Games. It was a venue for Euro 2016 and will be again for the Games.
Just a short walk from the Parc de Princes is Roland Garros. The venue is home of the French Open, one of tennis' four annual grand slams. Court Philippe Chatrier, pictured here, is the main stadium which will host the tennis final in 2024. Work is underway to build a retractable roof, a brand new showcourt in the adjacent botanical gardens and a new media center.
Paris' Longchamp racecourse has also undergone a major upgrade recently. The course has hosted the sport's richest race on turf, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, for 150 years. The three-year, $145 million refurbishment has involved the construction of a 10,000-seater grandstand.
The National Velodrome is often a venue for cycling's biggest indoor events. It hosted the World Championships in 2015 and is a ready-made venue for the track cycling competition in 2024.
France's president Emmanuel Macron, posing here during a visit to the Stade de France, threw his support behind the 2024 bid.