Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Thomas Pesquet will carry the Olympic flame to Mont-Saint-Michel

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Thomas Pesquet will carry the Olympic flame to Mont-Saint-Michel
Paris 2024 Olympic Games: Thomas Pesquet will carry the Olympic flame to Mont-Saint-Michel

It will be “at home”. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will carry the Olympic flame on May 31 at Mont-Saint-Michel (Manche), he announced on RTL on Wednesday. “It will be at home in Normandy, near a fairly iconic place, which has been photographed a lot, called Le Mont-Saint-Michel,” said Thomas Pesquet, originally from Rouen.

The Olympic flame will cross the Manche department on May 31. Relay after relay, it will crisscross the cobbled streets of the Mont, up to the famous abbey, before coming back down for the burning of the Olympic cauldron.

With Tony Parker, Jamel Debbouze, or Patrick Bruel

Thomas Pesquet made this announcement from Marseille, where he witnessed the arrival of the Olympic flame on Wednesday evening. After 12 days of travel aboard the Belem from Greece, the flame arrived in the Old Port in the hands of swimmer Florent Manaudou, Olympic champion in 2012 in London. He then passed the first baton to Paralympic athletics champion Nantenin Keita, who passed the flame to Marseille rapper Jul. It was the latter who had the honor of lighting the Olympic fire for the night.

Thomas Pesquet thus joins the list of personalities who will carry the flame until his arrival in Paris on July 26. Among them, we can cite the former basketball player Tony Parker, the comedian Jamel Debbouze, or the singer Patrick Bruel.

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