Rennes: here is the detailed route of the Olympic flame for the Olympics

Rennes: here is the detailed route of the Olympic flame for the Olympics
Rennes: here is the detailed route of the Olympic flame for the Olympics


Hugo Murtas

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May 14, 2024 at 3:47 p.m.
; updated May 14, 2024 at 4:32 p.m.

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The Department held a press conference on Tuesday, May 14, at the Robert Poirier stadium, in Rennes, to unveil the detailed route of the torch relay in Ille-et-Vilaine which will be held Saturday June 1, 2024.

News Rennes was present at this conference. Here is the main information.

Final arrival in Rennes around 5 p.m.

After leaving for Saint Malo scheduled for Saturday June 1 around 8 a.m., the Olympic flame will cross our department passing through the municipalities of Feins, Fougères, Paimpont, Vitré, Saint-Just.

Its final arrival is scheduled for Cesson-Sévigné Then Rennes around 5 p.m.

Details of the route in Cesson and Rennes

For this last stage, the flame will begin its race with a collective relay organized by the French Canoe-Kayak Federation at the Cesson-Sévigné whitewater stadium then will be transported to the Baud plain of Rennes by hovercraft and rowing.

The course will take place in a good number of aquatic places in Ille-et-Vilaine (…) We must remain vigilant and watch out for accidents that could happen in these places because the public wants to accompany the flame, even on the courses and waterfronts. I appeal to the civic-mindedness of the Bretillians.

Philippe Gustin Prefect of Ille-et-Vilaine

After passing in front of the Parliament of Brittany and the city ​​hallthe flame will continue its journey until Robert Poirier departmental athletics stadium which bears the name of the former French athlete and sports executive. Robert Poirier will also carry the Olympic flame on June 1.

The mapped route of the Olympic flame in Cesson and Rennes. (©City of Rennes)

The flame will finally reach the Charles de Gaulle esplanade, in Rennes, for the final lighting of the cauldron at 7:30 p.m.

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Some numbers…

Saturday June 1, 2024, nearly 300 volunteers will be present on the ground to lend a hand to the organizers of the torch relay.

The capacity to welcome the arrival of the flame at the Charles de Gaulle esplanade is set at 13,000 people.

There will be 9 kilometers of relay in total between Cesson and Rennes.

There will be around 100 porters in the Department. The name of the last torchbearer who will light the cauldron in Rennes is kept secret.

4:30 p.m.: The six torchbearers in Ille-et-Vilaine

As a reminder, here are the six Olympic flame torchbearers in Ille-et-Vilaine:

  • Fabrice Payen (Saint-Malo)
  • Hadda Guerchouche (Paimpont)
  • Nicolas Huchet (Paimpont)
  • Julie Pophillat (Vitré)
  • Jinane Mahi (Saint-Just)
  • Robert Poirier (Cesson-Rennes)

These six people will not be the only ones to carry the Olympic flame in our department, Saturday 1er June.

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