MAP. Where to see the Olympic flame in Marseille?

MAP. Where to see the Olympic flame in Marseille?
MAP. Where to see the Olympic flame in Marseille?

The Olympic flame will arrive this Wednesday, May 8 in the Marseille city. For the occasion, numerous activities are planned for May 9, alongside the relay.

Forever the first, even to receive the Olympic flame. Marseille will welcome this Wednesday, May 8, this Olympic symbol which will arrive from Greece aboard the three-masted Belem. The immense honor of being its first torchbearer on French soil will go to Florent Manaudou, French swimmer, gold medalist in the 50m freestyle at the London Olympics in 2012.

After the maritime parade this Wednesday then a festive evening with the arrival of the Belem, from 7 p.m. in the Old Port, the day of May 9 will be marked by the torch relay. This will pass through “several emblematic places and will meet the people of Marseillaise in the four corners of the city”.

To witness this handover, consult the map below.

It will begin its route by heading towards Place Estrangin via Boulevard Vauban and Rue Breteuil, between 8:20 a.m. and 9:05 a.m. She will arrive after 2.2km of racing. From 9:20 a.m. to 11 a.m., a relay will leave from the Corniche Kennedy to the Palais du Pharo, for a route of 6.25km. From 11:10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., the flame will be located around Lettres Marseille.

The Olympic flame will leave around 11:40 a.m. towards Arenc via the Old Port and will pass in front of the Town Hall, Boulevard Jacques Saadé and the Quai du Lazaret. This race will take place over 6.3km.

In the Font Obscure park, it will complete two loops between 2:10 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. 3km of races are then planned, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:40 p.m., starting from the Palais Longchamp and passing through Boulevard Françoise-Duparc (Jarret).

For its penultimate stage in the Marseille city, the Olympic flame will make two loops in the Moline park, from 4:45 p.m. to 5:05 p.m. Finally, it will leave at 5:40 p.m. from avenue du Prado towards boulevard Michelet. She will arrive at the Vélodrome stadium for the lighting ceremony of the Olympic cauldron installed on the Ganay esplanade.

Activities planned for May 9

“A great popular festival”. Alongside this relay, activities will be offered to Marseille residents. It is the town hall of the 6th and 8th arrondissements which will get the ball rolling with, from 9:30 a.m. in Borély Park, Nordic walking, boxing, an introduction to roller skating, health basketball, a giant tennis workshop, an Indian dance demonstration, juggling shows and an atmosphere musical animated by a bicycle-pulled tank and solar DJ.

Then, the town hall of the 15th and 16th arrondissements will take over with, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., sports entertainment stands and gourmet stands, a mobile climbing wall, a double dutch, scooters, a broadcast screen and surprise entertainment in the Grand car park Littoral.

There town hall of the 2nd and 3rd arrondissements will offer on Place de la Joliette, from 10:30 a.m., Capoeira, giant chess games, zumba and games for the whole family.

From 1 p.m., the town hall of the 4th and 5th arrondissements will have wooden games, exhibitions, the discovery of historical figures, theatrical activities and a large treasure hunt with small sporting challenges in Longchamp Park.

At the same time, the town hall of the 13th and 14th arrondissements will offer from 1 p.m. introductions to sporting activities, a graffiti workshop, awareness about waste sorting, break dancing, an urban course, stilt walkers, demonstrations by professional skaters and musical entertainment.

A carousel manufactured by the Sud Side workshops will be operational from 1:30 p.m., at Font Obscure park.

At the same time, the town hall of the 11th and 12th arrondissementswill organize from 2 p.m. at Moline Park French boxing, English boxing, archery, a medieval fencing village, taekwondo, rugby and break dancing.

The Marseillais will then meet from 2:30 p.m. in the Font Obscure park for a parade of flags created by the Marseillais.

Finally, a show of cheerleaders “Cheerdance Leader”, and batucada “Treize en Scope” will take place between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. near the Obelisk of Mazargues.

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