Roads cut and parking lots closed for the passage of the Olympic flame in Vaucluse

The Olympic flame will be in Vaucluse on June 19. Departure from Colorado from Rustrel in the morning then move on to Apt, Isle sur la Sorgue, at the top of Ventoux, Orange, Sorgues and finally Avignon.

Throughout the path of the flame, traffic will be closed. Priority to the bearers of the flame. Parking will also be prohibited.

Avignon: Daladier bridge and ring road closed to cars

In Avignon, the Olympic flame will go from the sports park to the Pont Saint Bénézet via the Palais des Papes. The city center and part of the main roads will be gradually closed.

  • 9am Closure of the Allées de l’Oulle from the Docteur Pons tourist route to the Daladier bridge in the Le Pontet–Courtine direction. Access to the Italian car park maintained.
  • 12 p.m. Ban on heavy goods vehicles in Avignon and at the Avignon Nord Le Pontet and Avignon Sud Bonpas motorway exits.
  • 1:30 p.m. Closure of the Allées de l’Oulle in both directions between the Route du Docteur Pons and the Pont de l’Europe. Access to the Italians and Île Piot car parks maintained.
  • 2 p.m. Closure of the Rocade Charles de Gaulle from the crossroads with Avenue Pierre Sémard to Route de Tarascon in both directions. Closure of Saint-Roch Boulevard in both directions from Eisenhower Avenue to Saint-Ruf Avenue. Reduction of the RD 942 from two to one lane upstream of the Avignon Nord motorway ramp in the Carpentras-Avignon direction.
  • 5 p.m. Closure of avenue Pierre Sémard in both directions from the Amandier roundabout to the crossroads formed with the Rocade Charles de Gaulle.

Open to traffic all day and in both directions:

  • Bridge of Europe
  • Rocade Charles de Gaulle, from the Pont de l’Europe to the Tarascon road
  • LEO track
  • The Daladier Bridge, which will be closed to traffic from 1:30 p.m., will however open to pedestrians and bicycles (attention, closure to pedestrians and bicycles during the burning of the cauldron).
  • Traffic changes will be lifted after the passing of the flame as quickly as possible with the exception of Allées de l’Oulle which will be kept closed until midnight, and the Rocade Charles de Gaulle will be kept closed until 8:30 p.m.
  • • The City recommends favor the bus and the tram (free) for your travels and the five park-and-ride facilities to park your vehicle: Piot, Italians, Courtine, Agroparc, Saint-Chamand (free)
  • • The operation of bus shuttles and tram will be adapted to allow the public to return after the concert
  • Parking will be prohibited along the route.
  • For this exceptional day, additional park-and-ride facilities will be opened by the City:
  • parking at the Gillardeaux stadium at 142 avenue de Tarascon
  • at 390 rue Jean-Marie Tjibaou, the parking lot of the Courtine shopping center
  • Avignon Nord Le Pontet shopping center
  • parking lot of the Mistral 7 shopping center

In Apt detour to avoid the town center and the body of water

HAS Apt, traffic cut in the morning between the lake and the city center. A detour will allow you to bypass Apt from Les Chênes via Villars and Rustrel.

The journey of the Olympic flame to Apt
City of Apt

In Isle sur-la-Sorgue: no cars around the heart of the town

HAS Isle-sur-la Sorgue , the flame passes by the water’s edge. No cars will be able to access the city tour. Parking on certain boulevards or avenues is prohibited from Sunday evening, i.e. three days before the arrival of the flame.

The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue city tour will be closed to cars on June 19
The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue city tour will be closed to cars on June 19
Town Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

No cars at the top of Ventoux

On the Ventoux, closure of the road to the radome on the north side and to the Reynard chalet on the south side from 11:45 a.m. Closure even at the bottom in Saint Estève as soon as the parking lots are full on Ventoux. In any case, you will have to walk or cycle from the Reynard chalet to find the flame at the Simpson stele.



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