The journey of the Olympic flame in Moselle

A journey that resembles us and that tells the story » the words of the President of the Department Patrick Weiten to announce the unveiling of the Olympic Flame relay, on June 27 in Moselle, during its 42nd stage.

The stages of the journey

Step 1: Meisenthal
The flame will awaken in Meisenthal where the torch will be lit. She will be present from 7:55 a.m. to 9:20 a.m.

Photo from the Moselle Eurodepartment

Steps 2: Sarreguemines
Then, she will leave the Moulin de la Blies to end her journey at the Earthenware Museum, from 8:45 a.m. to 10:24 a.m.

Steps 3: Forbach
She will leave at 11:03 a.m. from the Olympic swimming pool to finish her journey at 1:39 p.m. at the Schlossberg stadium.

Stage 4: Tripoint France – Germany – Luxembourg.
She will begin her journey at the Eiffel Tower in Apach at 1:10 p.m., to end her journey at Place des Étoiles in Schengen at 1:50 p.m., in the presence of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and numerous personalities from Luxembourg, Saarland and France.

Photo from the Moselle Eurodepartment

Stage 5: Yutz-Thionville
It will begin at 3:03 p.m. near the Amphy in Yutz and end its journey at the Thionville theater at 4:44 p.m.

Step 6: Scy-Chazelles
She will leave near the Esplanade at 4:04 p.m. before returning to Robert Schuman’s house at 5:29 p.m. 200 people will be invited, notably from the founding countries of Europe.

Step 7: Metz
The flame will leave the Arena at 5:37 p.m. and will finish its journey at Place de la République at 7:45 p.m.

flame path
Photo from the Moselle Eurodepartment

Bearers of the Olympic Flame

In Moselle, the flame will be carried by around a hundred torchbearers at 7 points in the department. There is Lieutenant Thiery Philipps, Aurelie Muller World Champion in open water swimming, Agnès Raffin Champion of France in 1969 in athletics, Marie-Francoise Thull President of Secours populaire de Moselle, Line Corbon First young girl to chair the assembly department of Junior Departmental Advisors and Ugo Humbert Number 1 French Moselle tennis player.

24 members of the guard of honor will also be present. They are 12 women and 12 men, from 5 large areas of Moselle. Like for example, Matthieu Gauthier, Commercial Director of TF1 Factory or Justine Lerond, professional footballer.

Organized activities

Each municipality or territory will be able to organize activities. The mayor of Meisenthal, Jénifer Freund explains to us.

The flame will pass between 8:40 a.m. and 9 a.m. It will travel around the Verrier site where 2,000 schoolchildren are expected to perform a flashmob to a song they wrote about the Olympic Games, set to music by Paul d’Amour who often comes to perform at the Halle Verrière. Then, we will have an echo in the Olympic discipline of the company In fine, which will present its vertical Olympics. We will also have the presence of Gauthier Fayolle, Freestyle football champion. And everything will be orchestrated by the master of ceremonies Calixte de Nigremont.

A flamboyant day where the people of Moselle will be able to enjoy the Olympic flame as it travels.

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