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

The Olympic flame tirelessly continues its journey across France. Before leaving the Pays de la Loire, where she will return a little later on June 4 in the Vendee, she takes a break in Normandy with the 20th stage in Calvados. 106 torchbearers will travel through this history-rich region.

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 am. A team relay led by Penelope Leprevost, Rio 2016 Olympic champion, will carry the flame to the Normandy American Cemetery at 8:25 a.m. Of course, a solemn moment, rich in emotions.

The blood pressure will no longer drop at 8:35 am. Lisieux. Beyond the Basilica of Saint Therese, whose construction began in 1929, the walk will continue to the Esplanade Victor Hugo, directly opposite Place Jean-Paul II, at 9:25 am. Return to the banks of the English Channel at the Casino. Cabourg At 11. After crossing Dives-sur-Mercheck-in will take place at the casino Houlgate at 12:20

In ten minutes the flame will be at the lighthouse of the hospital. Honfleur, built in 1853. The finish will take place in the famous port of the city at 12:55. Direction then Bayeux at 15:25 The flame will pass in front of the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum, dedicated to the battles that took place here during the Second World War. She could not forget Notre Dame Cathedral, construction of which began in the 11th century. At 16:40, Cliff will meet the flames, starting from the city castle and arriving at 17:00 at the castle de la Frenais, known as the castle of William the Conqueror, built in the 10th century.

City Kahn will host a cauldron lighting celebration at 5:55 p.m. The start of this final stage in Calvados will begin from a neighboring townHerouville-Saint-Clair. It will pass through the Abbaye aux Dames park, the current headquarters of the Normandy region. The flame will pass through the pier of Caen and reach the shores of Orne.

Near the Leroy Tower, a 14th-century monument, the flames will head towards the Gothic Church of Saint-Pierre. The Castle of 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 restored after the Second World War. lAbbaye aux Hommes, the current town hall of Caen, will be the final destination at 19:20.

Source: Le Parisien

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