Paris 2024


Olympic Torch Stage 40: Nature, heritage and illustrious champions in the Doubs

Olympic Torch Stage 40: Nature, heritage and illustrious champions in the Doubs

The Olympic Torch lit up the Doubs département to showcase this green corner of the world, an ideal destination for a break from the daily grind, but also to pay tribute to the athletes who work hard every day to keep the department moving. The highlight was the Para-Triathlon Team Relay with 113 Torchbearers, from the first, Sébastien Loeb, to the last, biathlete Anaïs Bescond, who lit the cauldron in Besançon.














Torch Relay Stage 36: Nature, heritage and triathlon in Drôme

Torch Relay Stage 36: Nature, heritage and triathlon in Drôme

After the amazing Ocean Relay in the France Overseas Territories, the Olympic Torch headed north to the Drôme département. This land of contrasts, from Grignan and Hauterives to Valence, is ideal for resting between natural landscapes and towns and cities full of character. The highlight was a triathlon team relay in Valence, where the famous three-Michelin-star chef Anne-Sophie Pic lit the cauldron in front of a huge crowd.