26 June 2023

It’s official : the Olympic Flame will pass through Nice !

Following today’s unveiling by Paris 2024 of the first venues that will host the Olympic Torch Relay, the city of Nice is proud to have been chosen as the venue for the final stage of the celebrations on the Côte d’Azur.

The Olympic Flame will first be lit in Olympia on April 16, 2024, in accordance with ancient tradition. After a 12-day relay in Greece and a crossing of the Mediterranean aboard the famous three-masted ship, the Belem, it will officially arrive in France on May 8, 2024, heralding the return of the Games after a 100-year wait. This will mark the start of a continuous celebration across France for over two months, paving the way for the Games.

Nice, as host city of the 2024 Olympic Football Tournament competition with 6 soccer matches to be held at the Allianz Riviera stadium between July 24 and 31, 2024, will have the privilege of being one of the stopover cities in this journey across France on June 18, 2024, when the Olympic Flame arrives on the Côte d’Azur.

“The Olympic Flame in Nice on June 18, 2024 will be more than just a symbol. As the first stop on the final stretch to Paris, Nice closes the Relais des Océans before becoming the world capital of the oceans with the United Nations Ocean Summit in June 2025.“.

Christian ESTROSI, Mayor of Nice, President of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region 

After passing through 6 other towns in the department, it will arrive in Nice, where it will discover the Promenade des Anglais. A celebration site will be set up in the heart of the city, where the last runner will light the cauldron.

Sports activities organized in conjunction with Nice clubs (athletics, basketball, breakdance, skateboarding, judo, etc.) and in the presence of Nice’s great champions will be taking place from 3.30pm on the Quai des États-Unis to involve as many Nice residents as possible in this historic event.

Olympic Flame Relay

Source: Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis press release, June 23, 2023