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Été orléanais #2: The Olympic Torch passage through Orléans

What to do in Orléans in the summer ?  

Whether you are from Orléans or abroad, there is plenty to do in Joan of Arc's city! 

After a first episode of the Été orléanais series dedicated to the 10th stage of the Tour de France, discover images of the Olympic Torch passage through Orléans on July 10th. 

La Nouvelle-Orléanaise, in front of the Olympic Games poster.
La Nouvelle-Orléanaise, in front of the Olympic Games poster.

The prefecture was the final destination of the 53rd stage of the passage of the flame, after having passed through Le Malesherbois, Sully-sur-Loire, Montargis, Neuville-aux-Bois, Gien and Meung-sur-Loire. 

The crowd waiting for the flame at the Esplanade du Souvenir.
The crowd, waiting for the flame.

At around 6:50 p.m., it began its journey at Léon Chenault Park, on the south side of the Loire river, before going up on the north side via the George V bridge. It then continued its course along the quays of the Loire, then passed in front of emblematic places of the city, such as the Hotel Groslot, the Sainte-Croix Cathedral or the Place du Martroi. It was around 7:20 p.m., on the Esplanade du Souvenir Français, when it finished its race. The ceremony of lighting the cauldron by Mona Francis concluded the festivities. 

Some ropestyling, breakdancing and the cauldron on the Esplanade du Souvenir Français, in Orléans.


To watch the videos of this day of gathering, please visit my Youtube channel

 

See you very soon in a new article about the festivities of July 14th


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