Paris 2024 organisers have conducted a large-scale test on the Eiffel Tower as part of preparations for festivities linked to the Handover Ceremony with Tokyo 2020.
The test saw a large flag flown off the iconic Paris landmark.
"Less than 50 days before the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Games, we are thinking of our Japanese counterparts and looking forward to the start of the Games, which we have all missed so much," Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet said.
"Just like the Olympic and Paralympic athletes, Paris 2024 is also getting ready for Tokyo.
"Today was just a test, but we are sending an invitation to the French public and the whole world to join us on August 8th for the first Paris 2024 ceremony."
An official handover will be among the highlights of the Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, which will take place on August 8 in the National Stadium in Tokyo.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will officially pass the Olympic flag to Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris, ahead of a 12-minute artistic sequence, during which Paris 2024 will provide a foretaste of its festive ambition.
To celebrate this handover Paris 2024 and the City of Paris will organise the Live des Jeux in Paris - a space offering screenings, sports and festive activities in the Trocadéro Gardens throughout the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Meanwhile Club Paris 2024 - the Organising Committee's membership group - together with the French Air and Space Force, is inviting the public to be part of an experience from the skies above Paris.
France’s elite air display team, the Patrouille de France, will fly over the French capital on August 8 and proposes to take two deserving members of Club Paris 2024 along for the ride.