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Paris Games 2024 torch relay route

Before the Paris 2024 Games get underway, the Olympic and Paralympic torches travel across France carrying a message of peace and friendship

The torch relay routes showcase the rich heritage of Paris and beyond the capital and Greater Paris

Route of the Olympic flame

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France enjoys the thrill of the Games … before the Games!

From 8 May 2024, the Olympic flame, a symbol of peace and friendship between peoples, begins its journey on French soil, in Marseille, a host city for the Paris 2024 Games, where the sailing events and several matches in the men's and women's football tournaments will be held.

The day in the city of Marseille promises to be exceptional for the arrival of the flame in France, with a programme to match the event:

  • Giant screens all over the Vieux-Port
  • The Vieux-Port is pedestrianised from 11am
  • Arrival of the Belem in Marseille's northern harbour at 11am, with the Olympic flame on board
  • A parade at sea from 11am to 5pm with thousands of boats welcoming the Belem
  • A programme of free cultural and sporting events around the Vieux-Port from 11am to 5pm
  • Arrival of the Belem in Marseille's Vieux-Port at 7pm
  • Lighting up of the Olympic cauldron at 7.40pm
  • Free concert by Soprano and Alonzo from 8.30pm

The Olympic torchbearers in Marseille for the first leg on French soil include: Pascal Trinquet-Hachin, Tony Parker, Didier Drogba, Redouane Bougheraba, Basile Boli, Vincent Matheron...

The Olympic flame's journey ends on 26 July 2024, the day of the Opening Ceremony.

10,000 torchbearers have the privilege of carrying this emblem of Olympism across the entire country, from the caves of Lascaux to Mont Saint-Michel, andTeahupo’o, in Tahiti, the venue for the surfing events.

Before its final arrival in Paris, the Olympic flame will make a first visit to the capital on 14 July - the French National Holiday - and on 15 July 2024. The route will highlight the diversity of the capital's heritage: from the iconic landmark of the Arc de Triomphe to the popular district of Belleville, via the Bois de Vincennes, a large, wooded area on the edge of the capital.

Some highlights of the torch relay in Paris on 14 July 2024

  • choreography by the acrobat Yoann Bourgeois on the place du Panthéon.
  • Paris Pop Party hosted by Radio Cargo's DJ set on the Place du Colonel-Fabien.
  • The D.I.V.A lyric quartet will be performing offbeat versions of French opera arias at the Petit Palais.
  • Colourful bingo drag at the Marais.
  • arrival of the flame on the Terrasse de Jeux at the Hôtel de Ville, which will be open all night so that everyone can admire the flame
  • fireworks and the Grand Concert by the Orchestre de Radio France at the Champ-de-Mars

From 19 July to 25 July 2024, the Torch Relay crosses Greater Paris with stages at

Then to the Opening Ceremony, on 26 July 2024 and sporting events, right up to the Closing Ceremony, on 11 August 2024.

Map of the Olympic Torch Relay Route

Discover the route stage by stage of the Olympic flame:

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Discover the route of the Olympic flame in video :

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Route of the Paralympic flame

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The Paralympic Games Paris 2024, taking place from 28 August to 8 September 2024, are also in the spotlight.

A unique Torch relay route is planned as the flame is ... multiplied. After departing from Stoke Mandeville, the historic birthplace of Paralympic sport in England, the flame will travel through the Channel Tunnel between England and France on 25 August 2024, arriving in the north of France, in Calais, before splitting into twelve flames!

These twelve flames will meander across the whole of France on 26 August 2024, before converging in Greater Paris on 27 August 2024 and reaching Paris on 28 August 2024.

Once there, they make their way through every arrondissement in Paris - colonne de Juillet, hôtel de Sully, hôtel de la Marine - before coming together for the Opening Ceremony of the Paralympic Games Paris, held on Place de la Concorde and on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, on 28 August 2024.

Map of the Paralympic Torch Relay route in France

Discover the route of the Paralympic Flame in France :

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Discover the route of the Paralympic flame in Paris :

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Discover the route of the Paralympic flame in video :

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