La Cité du Vin Welcomes Olympic Flame Relay


Olympic flame relay: Path to Paris 2024    The flame is brought to light the torch

On Thursday, May 23, La Cité du Vin hosted the Olympic Flame as it travels towards the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The torch is lit

Pierre Luquet runs with Olympic Torch
Photos Courtesy of La Cité du Vin

The torchbearer was Pierre Luquet, gold medal champion in the two-seater canoë-kayak slalom. He was met by a number of local dignitaries including La Cité du Vin President Sylvie Cazes and Director Philippe Massot.

Torchbearer Pierre Luquet

Although it was a day of on-and-off rain, a large number of spectators crowded around La Cité du Vin to view the brief ceremony.

The sun shines over La Cite du Vin   Spectators gather to view the Olympic Torch

The Olympic Flame will travel around the country and arrive in time for the 2024 Summer Olympics opening ceremony on Friday, July 26.

Photos by Jenifer Morack, except where noted otherwise.