The Olympic flame will be in Seine-Maritime on Friday July 5: everything you need to know

The Olympic flame will be in Seine-Maritime on Friday July 5: everything you need to know
The Olympic flame will be in Seine-Maritime on Friday July 5: everything you need to know


Jessie Leclerc

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July 4, 2024 at 7:20 p.m.

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The Olympic flame sets sail for the department! Rouen, Jumièges, Dieppe, Mirville, Yvetot, Étretat, Le Havre. The flame will pass through seven stages in Seine-Maritime before arriving in Le Havre where the very symbolic cauldron will be lit.

Final preparations

The last installations are starting to show up in the various cities where the flame will pass. Technical service providers have been hard at work for several days. Entertainment villages, street markings and of course, the cauldron, everything will be ready to welcome the symbol of the Olympic Games and the public. How will it happen? We tell you everything.

A tour around the heritage of Seine-Maritime

It all starts in Rouen where the flame will be lit at 8:19 a.m., at the Hôtel du Département, for an estimated arrival at 9:38 a.m. Place du Général-de-Gaulle, in front of the Hôtel de Ville.

Next passage in Jumièges at 10:24 a.m. at the town hall. Arrival is scheduled for 10:44 a.m. at the Abbey.

The flame also comes in Dieppefrom 11:31 to 12:30. Departure from the intersection of Avenue Gambetta and Avenue Boucher de Perthes and arrival at the town hall. Find out everything about the trip to Dieppe here.

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Comes next Mirville, where the departure is at 12:54 p.m. at the intersection of the Gare road and the departmental road 72 for an arrival at 1:24 p.m. in the courtyard of the Château de Mirville.

In Yvetotthe flame will be lit at Albert-Camus College, at 3:16 p.m. Arrival is scheduled for 3:54 p.m. at the town hall square.

Then, head towards EtretatThe departure is given at 4:14 p.m. at the Aval cliff, for an estimated arrival at 4:34 p.m. at the Place du Général-de-Gaulle car park.

Finally, and this is undoubtedly the most important step in the Department, the flame will arrive to the harbor at 5:41 p.m. at Claude-Érignac Square, Boulevard de Strasbourg. Expected arrival at 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson-Mandela esplanade.

Find details of the route in Seine-Maritime and practical information right here.

On Friday July 5, for the passage of the Olympic flame to Le Havre (Seine-Maritime), numerous activities will be offered around four entertainment villages. (©JL/76-)

Le Havre, city of arrival of the flame

The rebuilt city will be in the spotlight this Friday, July 5. It is the city where the flame arrives and that’s where the cauldron will be litby athlete Margaux Bailleul. And that’s not all. All day long, activities are planned around four entertainment villages.

A large festive parade will also take place from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. between City Hall and the Nelson-Mandela esplanade.

Nearly 130 carriers!

They will be Nearly 130 bearers to relay the flame between Rouen and Le Havrethis Friday, July 5.

Among the most famous are Élise Russis, pole vaulter, and Florian Merrien, quadruple Paralympic medalist, in Rouen, Fauve Hautot, the famous dancer, in Dieppe, Sandrine Gruda, double Olympic medalist with the French basketball team, in Mirville, David Douillet, double Olympic judo champion, in Etretat and finally, Charlie Dalin, skipper, and Gael Rivière, member of the French blind football team, in Le Havre.

Watch out for traffic!

In the cities where the flame passes, traffic will be difficult. In Rouen and Le Havre, many restrictions are given in order to facilitate and secure the passage of the flame. Find out more here: Rouen traffic, Le Havre traffic.

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