Journey of the Olympic flame

Journey of the Olympic flame

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Toute la journée

Here is an overview of the highlights of the route in the Calvados region:

– **Omaha Beach (Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer and Colleville-sur-Mer)**: A spectacular start with a landing by the sea, followed by a passage on the beach and a moving arrival at the American cemetery.

– **Lisieux**: The flame will pass through significant places such as the Basilica of Sainte-Thérèse-de-Lisieux, the gardens of the bishopric, the town hall and the Victor Hugo esplanade.

– **Cabourg/Dives/Houlgate**: The relay will highlight the beauty of the coast with passages through the Promenade Marcel Proust, the Grand Hotel, the casino gardens, and many other picturesque sites.

– **Honfleur**: A charming route through the city, including the Hospital Lighthouse, the Satie House, the Old Basin, and other historical gems.

– **Bayeux**: The flame will honour memory and history with passages through the Médiathèque des 7 lieux, the Memorial des reporters de guerre, the Memorial Museum of the Battle of Normandy, among others.

– **Falaise**: Exploration of historical heritage through the Château and Falaise Memorial, Place Belle Croix, and other iconic sites.

– **Caen**: As the highlight of the Calvados crossing, Caen will host the Olympic flame in a spirit of celebration and community participation. The route through the city could include the Abbaye aux Dames, the Château Ducal, the Hôtel de Ville, and other significant places.

It is important to note that the route of the Olympic Flame is subject to change, and the list of places mentioned is not final. This event represents an exceptional opportunity for the inhabitants of the Calvados area and visitors to immerse themselves in the spirit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, celebrating the values of Olympism and warmly welcoming the torchbearers.