9 photos of what Paris looked like the last time it hosted the Olympics

Paris in 1928 offered a glimpse into its rich history and vibrant culture, contrasting with the modern-day landscape preparing for the 2024 Summer Games.

The Palais de Trocadéro, once a prominent landmark, stood proudly overlooking the Seine until 1937 when it was replaced by the Palais de Chaillot, now set to host cycling and triathlon events in 2024.

The 1920s Parisian cafe scene buzzed with creativity, frequented by luminaries like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Pablo Picasso, who found inspiration and camaraderie at places like La Closerie des Lilas and Café de Flore.

Navigating Paris during the 1924 Olympics relied on street maps, a far cry from today’s GPS-equipped smartphones and online guides, enhancing spectator experiences across venues like Stade du Matin.

The iconic Arc de Triomphe, adorned with names of battles and a tribute to the Unknown Soldier since 1921, continues to captivate visitors atop its sweeping views, now enhanced by nightly illuminations.

Gare Saint-Lazare, a hub of Parisian transport since 1837 immortalized by Monet, facilitated travel during the 1924 Games and remains integral with its extensive rail network for 2024 spectators.

Along the Seine, artists once painted Notre Dame, now undergoing restoration post-2019 fire but set to reopen by December 2024, preserving its Gothic splendor and artistic legacy.

Place de la Concorde, steeped in history from royal executions to modern Olympic venues, anticipates crowds for diverse sports like basketball and skateboarding in La Concorde Urban Park during the 2024.

Montmartre's Rue Lepic, bustling in the 1920s with artists and revelers, retains its charm as a cultural hotspot, reflecting Paris's enduring allure through sports and arts competitions in past Olympics.