Marseille: where to see the Olympic flame pass this May 9?

The festival of Paris 2024 Olympic Games continues in Marseille this May 9. Since yesterday, the Olympic flame has been from Marseille and it will remain so today. After Florent Manaudou, Nantenin Keita and the surprise Jul, who received the Olympic flame in the Old Port, it is around the torchbearers to take the light, with the departure of the Olympic Torch Relay.

The Olympic flame leaves Notre-Dame de la Garde at 8:20 a.m. and arrives this evening around 7:20 p.m. in front of the Vélodrome stadium.

In the meantime, it will be worn by well-known athletes like Tony Parkeror some OM footballerslike stars, like Soprano, Marseille residents engaged in community, social, cultural or economic life like Marie-Laure Guidi. Their list can be found in our article.

The journey of the Olympic flame in Marseille

Here are the totemic places where you can see pass the Olympic flame in Marseille :

  • Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde – Place Estrangin (8:20 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.)
  • Parc Borély – Palais du Pharo (9:20 a.m. – 11 a.m.)
  • Letters from Marseille (11:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.)
  • Pharo Palace – Arenc / International City (11:35 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.)
  • Font Obscure Park (2:10 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
  • Hôtel du Département – ​​Palais Longchamp (3:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.)
  • Parc de la Moline (4:45 p.m. and 5:05 p.m.)
  • Périer – Stade Vélodrome (5:40 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.)

Information for traveling in and around Marseille this May 9

To go see this pass Olympic flame in Marseille, it is advisable not to take your car. Many traffic routes are cut in the city center. Here is our practical information for getting around, as well as the list of closed streets and lanes.

  • In Marseille, the Old Port district, the A55 and A557 motorways will be closed to all vehicles from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The following operating measures will also be implemented:
  • A55 motorway: total traffic shutdown on the A55, from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Establishment of a compulsory exit at exit ramp no. 4 “Cap Pinède”, in the direction of traffic from Martigues to Marseille.
  • A557 motorway: total traffic shutdown on the A557 at the junction with the A7 motorway towards Marseille, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
  • “Vieux-Port, Les Plages” tunnel exit closed from 8:20 a.m.
  • The Marseille tunnels (Old Port and Prado Carénage) will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • To reach Marseille, stay on the A7 coming from Aix / Martigues, take the A50 from Aubagne.

The Olympic flame expected in Aix-en-Provence

The Olympic flame will leave Marseille tomorrow to continue its Olympic journey in the rest of Bouches-du-Rhône. She is particularly expected in Aix-en-Provence.

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