discover the detailed route in Charente

discover the detailed route in Charente
discover the detailed route in Charente

The Olympic flame will cross the Charente department this Friday, May 24. Between sport and historical heritage, numerous activities are planned all day long. Discover the detailed route.

Arriving from Greece aboard the boat, Le Belem, to the port of Marseille on May 8, the Olympic flame now crosses the whole of France.

After a passage in Aquitaine, she arrives in Poitou-Charentes and more precisely in Charente, this Friday May 24. For this 15th stage, a little more than 70 flame bearers will cross the department. The Olympic flame will leave Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire and arrive in Angoulême in the evening.

The start of the Olympic flame will be given at the Jean-Pauquet stadium in the commune of Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, at 8:10 a.m. The Olympic convoy will pass in front of its famous medieval castle built at the beginning of the 15th century. It will then head near the Saint-Mathias church to finish its route along avenue Félix-Gaillard to the Gilbert-Santiago stadium.

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The journey of the Olympic flame in Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire.

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The second stage of this crossing in Charente will take place in Eymouthiers. This small village of just over 300 inhabitants is known in the region for its outdoor center, Le Chambon. Located in the east of the department, the Chambon leisure center is an essential place for sporting activities for all Charentais residents.

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The journey of the Olympic flame to Le Chambon.

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Direction Cognac, known worldwide for its eau-de-vie and its historical heritage. The departure will take place near the X’Eau aquatic center and the Vauzelles sports complex and is scheduled for 10:23 a.m. The Olympic flame will run along Avenue Victor-Hugo before heading to Place François Iᵉʳ. The convoy will end its passage in Cognac following the Charente river and the Richard-Hennessy quay to arrive at the Salle Verte quay.

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The journey of the Olympic flame in Cognac.

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The Olympic flame will stop at the Gallo-Roman theater of Bouchauds, located in the town of Saint-Cybardeaux. This building was built along the Roman road of Agrippa, leading from Saintes to Lyon. Symbol of Roman Antiquity in Charente, the building was classified as a historic monument in 1992.

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The journey of the flame in Saint-Cybardeaux.

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The world of art will be in the spotlight during the passing of the Olympic flame in Charente. Known for its festival dedicated to popular arts and traditions from around the world, Confolens is one of the towns in the department affected by the arrival of the Olympic convoy.

The departure will be near the EHPAD du Pré de l’Étang, will continue crossing Avenue du Général-de-Gaulle, then in the city center, before arriving at Square René-Baulieu.

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The journey of the Olympic flame in Confolens.

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Ruffecois will be able to admire the Olympic flame in their streets. Departure will be from the Louise Michel vocational high school at 3:53 p.m., located rue Villebois Mareuil. With the help of several torch bearers, the convoy will end its passage on the Place d’Armes, where the town hall is located.

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The journey of the Olympic flame in Ruffec.

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The final stop for the passage of the Olympic flame in Charente will take place in Angoulême. Its journey will begin with a relay aboard a barge, a typical river boat which crosses the department. The Olympic convoy will travel to the heights of the old town protected by its ramparts which date from the Late Roman Empire.

Who says Angoulême, necessarily says comic strips and its international festival. The Olympic flame will pass in front of part of the walls painted by artists before heading towards the International City of Comics and Images, founded in 2008.

It is on the Chais-Magelis square that the cauldron of the Olympic flame will be lit, around 7 p.m. Many activities and entertainment are planned from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the esplanade of the Comic Strip Museum, located on Quai de la Charente.

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The passing of the Olympic flame in Angoulême.

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The Poitou-Charentes region is known for being a land of sporting shooting in France, notably with Emmanuel Petit and Lucie Anastassiou. On this occasion, the collective relay, made up of 24 people, will be present on avenue des Maréchaux and will highlight laser shooting.

The captain of this relay will be riflewoman Dominique Auprêtre, who participated in the Seoul Olympic Games in 1988 in the ten-meter rifle discipline. Today, she is president of the Charente departmental shooting committee.

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