Parking and traffic will be temporarily prohibited in some streets of the sixteenth arrondissement of Paris this Tuesday near the Parc des Princes, due to a security exercise around the stadium. An order of the prefecture of police specifies that the parking of any type of vehicle is prohibited until 19 pm on a portion of the rue du Commandant Guilbaud - located between the Park and Boulogne - as well as on the Place de l'Europe and the rue Claude Farrère - which separates the PSG enclosure from the Jean-Bouin stadium. Part of the Avenue du Parc des Princes - located east of the stadium, on the Paris side - is also affected by the prefecture's decree which specifies that traffic is also cut off on these axes.
A preparation exercise for the Olympics
The prefecture also invites local residents not to worry about the significant deployment of rescue and safety resources as part of this exercise, the objective of which is to test the coordination of responders in the event of an accident generating many victims.
.@prefpolice is organizing today a civil security #exercice in #ParcDesPrinces.
➡️ Don't worry if you see a deployment of rescue and security means.
✅ Objective: to test the coordination of responders in the event of an accident generating many victims. pic.twitter.com/OWWjRFaUcj
— Prefecture of Police (@prefpolice) May 30, 2023
In a statement published at the end of April, the prefecture indicated that several simulation exercises were planned on its territory of jurisdiction, in the run-up to the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games. On April 17, a similar exercise was conducted at the Stade de France, mobilizing nearly 500 participants, over a period of half a day. The 77,000-seat France stadium will host all athletics and rugby events for sixteen days, while the Parc des Princes, with a capacity of 47,900 seats, will be reserved for women's and men's football events.