Period and action film shoots will be banned during Paris 2024 ©Getty Images

France's National Centre for Cinema and Animated Image (CNC) has banned outdoor filming in areas of Paris during next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.

From June 16 to September 15, no period or action film shoots or standard film shoots will be allowed in areas hosting Olympic sites.

Outside of these areas, shooting may be authorised but in limited numbers.

There will be 15 separate Olympic sites within central Paris, while the suburbs of Saint-Denis, which is home to the Olympic Village, and Saint Ouen, will also be impacted.

Versailles is impacted too as it is due to host equestrian events from July 27 to August 6.

"Communes in other departments of the region, such as Versailles, which will host some competitions at the Palace of Versailles, will continue to issue permits while considering the requested perimeter and dates," read a CNC statement.

"Productions will be able to utilise numerous natural sets and benefit from the range of studios available throughout the territory."

Period and action shoots will be completely banned while other genres will be able to film in limited numbers ©CNC
Period and action shoots will be completely banned while other genres will be able to film in limited numbers ©CNC

The same dates this year saw a record 33 feature films and 22 television series were shot in the French capital for close to 2,000 shooting hours.

The decision was taken alongside the City of Paris' Mission Cinéma and Film Paris Region. 

Film Paris Region said it was still able to offer 1,683 referenced locations in the greater Île-de-France area outside of the Olympic zones, which could stand in for more famous locations that will be off-limits during the Games.

It suggested productions could find settings similar to Paris' Haussmannian buildings in nearby locations such as Vincennes, Saint-Mandé, Asnières-sur-Seine, Levallois-Perret, Courbevoie and Issy-Les-Moulineaux.

Cities even further away such as Bordeaux and Lyon have also been recommended.

Lyon's Pont de l’Université was suggested as a replacement filming location for bridges over the Seine.

The Notre Dame cathedral in Reims was also put forward to stand in for Paris' Notre Dame, which is currently off-limits anyway due to the fire of 2019.

The Paris 2024 Olympic Games are set to take place from July 26 to August 11 before the Paralympics are staged from August 28 to September 8.