The Olympic Flame is set to travel to the Val-d'Oise region in the run-up to Paris 2024 ©Getty Images

The Olympic Flame is set to pass through Val-d'Oise, a department in the Île-de-France region, after a signing ceremony involving Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet.

Marie-Christine Cavecchi, the President of Val-d'Oise, signed an agreement with the three-time Olympic champion, who wrote his name on a plaque.

"It is a department that believes in sport, which supports local sport," Estanguet said, as reported by Le Parisien.

"We want an event that is popular and contributes to a legacy.

"How we value the importance of sport in the Val-d'Oise."

Val-d'Oise is signed up to the Paris 2024 "Terrain de Jeux" programme, a label for local authorities or sporting movement organisations that wish to be part of the Olympics, and is due to act as a base for the United States team, who are set to be located in Eaubonne.

It is expected that the Relay will travel across 60 departments - including Mayenne and Côte-d'Or - in France.

French representatives visited Greece last month to learn about the rituals which surround the Flame lighting in Ancient Olympia and also the formal handover to the host city in Athens.

France previously hosted a Torch Relay for the Winter Olympics in 1968 and 1992 but the Olympic Flame also travelled on French soil during the Relays to Athens 2004, Turin 2006 and Beijing 2008.

The 2024 Flame is set to be ignited at the Opening Ceremony of Paris 2024, scheduled for July 26.