Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Philippe Saint-André, lavender fields… Relive the day of the flame in Drôme

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Philippe Saint-André, lavender fields… Relive the day of the flame in Drôme
Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Philippe Saint-André, lavender fields… Relive the day of the flame in Drôme

A horseback ride to start the day. This Thursday, June 20, the Olympic relay continued in the Drôme, a little over a month before the Paris 2024 Games. The first relay runner was the rider Anaïs Lambert, who crossed the lavender fields with the torch. hand, and on the back of his horse. Before joining the Château de Grignan.

The Olympic relay continued its route towards Pierrelatte and Lake Pignedoré. After that, the flame was able to overlook the city from the limestone rock that dominates it. The natural landscapes of the Drôme were highlighted, between forests and cliffs.

The visit to the department continued with several tourist sites: the Montélimar theater, the Shoe Museum in Romans-sur-Isère, the “Vercors” sports complex in Bourg-de-Péage and the ideal Palais du Facteur Cheval . The day ended in Valence, with visits to the Port de l’Epervière, the Monumental Fountain and Jouvet Park.

Anne-Sophie Pic to light the cauldron

The Olympic cauldron was lit by three-star chef Anne-Sophie Pic, originally from Valence. Among the other celebrities to have participated in the relay this Thursday, the former coach of the XV of France Philippe Saint-André. Triple Olympic para cycling champion Florian Jounny was also present.

The collective relay this time was organized by the French Triathlon Federation. The discipline will celebrate its 24th year as an Olympic sport, since it made its appearance during the Sydney Games in 2000. Para triathletes Claire Mege and Julien Viot were notably present.

This Friday, June 21, the Olympic flame will this time visit Allier and the Vichy region. This will be the 37th leg of the relay.

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