seven convoys and seven torches planned for a single Olympic flame

seven convoys and seven torches planned for a single Olympic flame
seven convoys and seven torches planned for a single Olympic flame

This device will allow the flame to cross the entire territory of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence this Saturday, May 11 in a very short time.

Since the unveiling of the official route of the Paris 2024 Olympic flame in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, many people have been wondering how the fire will be able to move so quickly across the territory this Saturday, May 11.

It will cross Moustiers-Sainte-Marie from 9 a.m. to 9:20 a.m., then go to Sisteron from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., to Digne-les-Bains from 12:10 p.m. to 1:25 p.m., to Colmars-les-Alpes from 1:35 p.m. to 1:55 p.m., to Forcalquier between 4:30 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. , in Barcelonnette between 6 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. and finally in Manosque from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Seven convoys for seven torches

The answer is simple: there will be a total of seven convoys for seven torches with a single flame that will always be lit. On arrival in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the first torch will go out while at the same time, in Sisteron, a second torch will light up.

There are two types of convoys, namely a traditional convoy which can easily engage with the public. These convoys are used in easily accessible places such as Digne-les-Bains, Manosque, Forcalquier and Sisteron.

Then, there are “agile” convoys, therefore smaller, which will go to places where access is more difficult such as Colmars-les-Alpes, but also Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Barcelonnette.

A total of 115 flame bearers will take turns on Saturday and each bearer will complete a 200 meter journey.

The Olympic cauldron lit at 7:30 p.m.

A collective relay will bring together 24 carriers who will bring the flame up to the Baume rock in Sisteron. Handi-climbing world champion Thierry Delarue will be its captain.

Each town will include a reception center for porters: the primary school in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the Daniel Maffren complex in Sisteron, the Alice Milliat Sports Hall in Digne-les-Bains, the Colmars nursery school. les-Alpes, the Alain Prieur complex in Forcalquier, the Covered Market hall in Barcelonnette and finally the Iscles high school in Manosque.

The bearers will be picked up at the center, taken to their “slot”, that is to say the portion on which they must walk or run, then brought back to the reception center once the torch has been passed to the next torchbearer.

The Olympic cauldron will be lit at 7:30 p.m. at the Jean Salobert stadium in Manosque by a torchbearer chosen by the organizer. The stadium will be open to the public from 3:30 p.m.

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