Paris 2024 Olympic Games: where and what time to see the flame in Gers and Auch, the route on May 18

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: where and what time to see the flame in Gers and Auch, the route on May 18
Paris 2024 Olympic Games: where and what time to see the flame in Gers and Auch, the route on May 18

After the 31st, the 32nd! Nothing more logical in all this. After traveling through Haute-Garonne, the Olympic flame arrives in Gers. Seven cities are on the menu for this 10th stage, which will end in apotheosis in Auch.

From 9:30 a.m., the flame bearers will set off from the city of Isle-Jourdain, which they will cross for an hour to the big lake (arrival at 10:20 a.m.). At 11:15 a.m., it will be the turn of Mirande, renowned for its country music festival, to vibrate with a departure from the town hall (11:15 a.m.) and an arrival at Place d’Astarac (11:35 a.m.). No time to breathe with another town in little Tuscany, nickname given to Gers, in this case Fleurance at 12:05 p.m. This time, one of the 88 porters for the day will set off from Lac de Fleurance to roam the streets of the city until 12:50 p.m.

Marciac, famous for its jazz festival, will be in the spotlight for twenty minutes (from 1:40 p.m. to 2 p.m.). At 3:35 p.m., the flame will light the aisles of Condom and will shine in front of the sculpture of d’Artagnan and his musketeers, inaugurated in 2010. It will illuminate the GR65, one of the four routes to get to Santiago de Compostela, the only one to be listed as a world heritage site. ‘Unesco.

At 4:15 p.m., the flame will leave for a new destination, Nogaro. Arriving at 5:15 p.m., it will make a loop to return to the city’s arenas.

The Olympic cauldron will be lit in Auch, land of rugby

Finally, it will be time to rally Auch, for lighting the cauldron. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. sharp and end at 7:20 p.m. The departure will be in front of Sainte-Marie Cathedral (100 m long, 40 m wide). A staircase of 374 steps will be on the menu for the most courageous porters. The capital of Gascony will highlight places like the Cathedral Treasury Museum, the Priory Bridge and the Jacques-Fouroux stadium.

Ideal place for the collective relay of 24 people dedicated to rugby. Under the leadership of Paulin Riva, captain of the French rugby sevens team, this high place of the oval ball will be celebrated to its fullest extent. The final stage of the day will take place at the Mouzon sports complex.

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