Paris 2024 Olympic Games: where and what time to see the flame in Calvados and Caen, the route on May 30

Paris 2024 Olympic Games: where and what time to see the flame in Calvados and Caen, the route on May 30
Paris 2024 Olympic Games: where and what time to see the flame in Calvados and Caen, the route on May 30

The Olympic flame tirelessly continues its journey through France. Before leaving the Pays de la Loire, which she will return to a little later on June 4 in Vendée, she takes a break in Normandy with a 20th stage in Calvados. The 106 torch bearers will travel through this department steeped in history.

A few days before the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Normandy landings, the Olympic flame will pay tribute to one of the beaches, in this case Omaha Beach, at 7:55 a.m. A collective relay of riders led by Pénélope Leprévost, Olympic champion in Rio in 2016, will lead the flame to the American cemetery in Normandy at 8:25 a.m. Certainly a solemn moment rich in emotion.

The pressure will not fall again at 8:35 a.m. Lisieux. In addition to the Sainte-Thérèse basilica, construction of which began in 1929, the stroll will continue to the Victor-Hugo esplanade, just opposite Place Jean-Paul II at 9:25 a.m. Return to the banks of the Channel at the Casino Cabourg At 11 o’clock. After crossing Dives-sur-Merarrival will take place at the casino Houlgate at 12:20 p.m.

Ten minutes later, the flame will be at the Lighthouse of the Hospital of Honfleur, built in 1853. The finish will be at the city’s famous port at 12:55 p.m. Direction then Bayeux at 3:25 p.m. The flame will pass in front of the Battle of Normandy memorial museum which traces the battles that took place there during the Second World War. She could not forget Notre-Dame Cathedral, whose construction began in the 11th century. At 4:40 p.m., Cliff will welcome the flame starting from the city castle for an arrival at 5 p.m. at the Château de la Fresnaye, being known as that of William the Conqueror dating from the 10th century.

The city of Caen will lead the cauldron lighting celebration at 5:55 p.m. The start of this final stage in Calvados will start from the neighboring town ofHérouville-Saint-Clair. It will pass through the Abbaye aux Dames park, the current headquarters of the Normandy region. The flame will pass through the Caen marina and follow the banks of the Orne.

Near the Leroy Tower, a vestige of the 14th century, the flame will head towards the Gothic-style Saint-Pierre church. The Château de Caen, which William the Conqueror transformed over the centuries, will be one of the highlights of the evening, as will the Hôtel d’Escoville, built during the Renaissance and renovated after the Second World War. LAbbaye aux Hommes, the current town hall of Caen, is the final destination at 7:20 p.m.

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