Three-time and reigning world champion Clarisse Agbegnenou will be the biggest home draw at the International Judo Federation Paris Grand Slam, which begins tomorrow.
The prestigious event has brought together various Olympic and world medallists at the AccorHotels Arena for two days of competition.
Agbegnenou won her third world title at under-63 kilograms in Baku last year and will be looking for a fifth title in Paris.
She will face fierce competition from the judoka who beat her in the Rio 2016 Olympic final, however, Slovenia's Tina Trstenjak.
Ninety-seven countries will be represented in the French capital in all at the first Grand Slam event of 2019.
In the women's under-57kg division, Brazil's Rio 2016 Olympic champion Rafaela Silva is in action but Kosovo's European gold medallist Nora Gjakova enters in fine form.
At under-70kg, France will be looking for home success through world number two Marie-Eve Gahie while European champion Madeleine Malonga will also look for success in front of her fans in the under-78kg.
Cuba's London 2012 Olympic champion and double world gold medallist Idalys Ortiz will see action at over-78kg alongside World Judo Masters winner Akira Sone of Japan.
In men's action, three-time and reigning world champion Naohisa Takato of Japan will be looking to continue a fine record in Paris, where he has won on three occasions and never lost.
He goes in the under-60kg division.
At under-66kg another Japanese world champion will be one to watch with two-time winner Hifumi Abe looking to add to his 2017 win in Paris.
Georgia's London 2012 Olympic champion Lasha Shavdatuashvili will bid for a second Paris title at under-73kg while Iran's world champion Saeid Mollaei will compete at under-81kg.
Another Georgian in Varlam Liparteliani, an Olympic and world medallist, will aim for a third Paris crown at under-100kg but South Korea's reigning world champion Guham Cho is also in the field.
Watch all of the action on Judo TV.