In 198 days, on Friday July 26, 2024, the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will officially launch. An event awaited like every four years on an international scale, with festivities which already promise to be colorful. As for the traditional Olympic flame, it will cross France several weeks before the competition. After an arrival scheduled for May 8, 2024 in Marseille, the immense torch will cross a large part of the French departments, before arriving in the Paris region, a few days before the start of the competition.

From May 10, 2024, the flame will be carried by “the collective relays”, represented by the 34 Olympic and Paralympic federations “registered in the summer games program”. The objective: “to highlight the sport of each federation” even before the start of the competition.

69 locations will host these torch relays, with for each relay a team of 24 people (with licensees for the discipline of the day), as well as a team captain. Among the captains, several high-level athletes have already been announced.

Among the sporting celebrities, Camille Lacourt, five-time world swimming champion (long course) will host the swimming relay, scheduled for July 19 in Sarcelles in the Paris region. Later, in Gennevilliers, it will be Taekwondo champion Pascal Gentil who will guide the relay of this same discipline. Where will the collective relays of the Olympic flame take place and which historic sites will be the playgrounds for these collective relays? Here is the list.

Here is the list of relays, in order of passage, from May 10, 2024:

Saint-Raphaël (which will host the disabled sports federation), Sisteron, Arles, Montpellier, Furiani (Corsica), Font-Romeu-Cnea (Pyrénées-Orientales), Gruissan (Aude), Toulouse, Auch (Gers), Tarbes, Pau, Biarritz, Montignac (Lascaux site of Lascaux, for the fencing federation), Bordeaux, Angoulême (Charente), Poitiers (the flame will pass through the Futuroscope), Châteauroux (Indre), La Romane (Maine-et-Loire) , Laval (Mayenne), the beaches of Omaha Beach (Calvados), Le Mont-Saint-Michel (May 31, 2024 for the cycling federation).

Cesson Sévigné (Ille-et-Villaine), Bressuire (Deux-Sèvres), Les Sables-d’Olonne, La Baule, Ploemeur, Kerpape site (Morbihan), La Torche, Remire–Montjoly (Guyana), Reunion, (city still unknown). Teahupoo (French Polynesia), Petit-Bourg (Guadeloupe), Saint-Esprit (Martinique), Nice, Mont Ventoux, Valence, Roanne, Évian, Besançon, Strasbourg, Metz, Langres, Verdun, Châlons-en-Champagne, Lille, Boulogne -sur-Mer, Amiens, Le Havre, Val-de-Reuil, Chartres, Blois, Orléans, Migennes (Yonne), Dijon, Troyes, Paris, Saint-Quentin, Compiègne (Oise), Sarcelles, Fontainebleau, Nogent-sur- Marne and Joinville-le-pont, Créteil, Marcoussis – national Rugby center, Clairefontaine – national football center, Golf National de Guyancourt, Marnes-la-coquette Haras de Jardy, Gennevilliers, Aubervilliers then Bagnolet.