upon the arrival of the Olympic flame, this system of festivities deliberate in Marseille | EUROtoday

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HASfter eleven days of crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the Belem, the well-known three-masted ship carrying the Olympic flame, will arrive within the harbor of Marseille this Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m. The sailboat left Greece on April 27 to achieve France, host nation of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Parades, leisure, lighting of the Olympic flame… In the Phoenician metropolis, the place some 150,000 persons are anticipated, quite a few festivities are deliberate, two and a half months earlier than the beginning of the Paris Olympics.

THE Belem arrives off Marseille at 11 a.m.

The sailboat will seem within the northern harbor of the town at 11 a.m., to then start a circuit alongside the Marseille coast to Maïre ​​Island, within the south, then to the Frioul islands, based on France Info. It will make a second tour within the northern harbor, earlier than mooring within the Old Port on the finish of the day.

During his wandering within the harbor, the Belem will likely be accompanied by 1,024 native boats of all sizes, with workshops organized alongside the coast: Provençal jousts, parades of Marseille boats, rowing golf equipment, kayaks, canoes and paddle…

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All day lengthy, leisure within the Old Port

From 11 a.m. to five p.m., many occasions are deliberate within the metropolis. On its web site, the city corridor broadcasts a fresco, exhibitions and musical leisure. Olympic Games oblige, sport, and particularly breakdancing – a brand new Olympic self-discipline inaugurated this 12 months – may even be within the highlight with three groups who will give demonstrations from 2 p.m. to five p.m.

A freestyle soccer present will likely be given on the sq. in entrance of the city corridor from 3:15 p.m. to three:30 p.m. A parade has additionally been deliberate at sea, and viewpoints have been arrange all alongside the coast within the backyard du Pharo, on the Porte de l'Orient, on the Corniche islet, on the Memorial of Algerian Returnees in addition to on the Mistral house.

THE Belem mooring within the Old Port at 7 p.m.

After a number of hours of parade, the well-known sailboat will dock at 7 p.m. at a floating stage put in for the event. The pontoon which is able to obtain the Olympic flame because it descends was designed on the mannequin of an athletics monitor.

The Marseille city corridor ensures {that a} “spectacular and unique” welcome ceremony will accompany the docking of the three-masted ship, with the interpretation of the 5e Symphony by Beethoven by the Marseille Philharmonic Orchestra. There may even be a present by the French patrol that spectators will be capable of observe on big screens scattered all through the town.

The musical theme of the Olympics revealed at 7:30 p.m.

Titled Parade, the official musical theme of the Paris Olympics will likely be revealed at 7:30 p.m. It will likely be carried out by the Marseille National Orchestra from the Palais du Pharo. Recorded with, amongst others, the National Orchestra of France in addition to the Choir and the Maîtrise de Radio France, the music was composed by Victor Le Masne. The latter can also be the musical director of the opening and shutting ceremonies of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Olympic cauldron will likely be lit at 7:45 p.m.

First torchbearer on French soil, French swimmer and four-time Olympic medalist Florent Manaudou will get well the flame upon arrival in Belém. He will thus be the primary bearer of the flame on French soil. Her sister, Laure Manaudou, was the primary French torchbearer in Greece three weeks in the past. The Olympic cauldron will then be lit at 7:45 p.m.

The Soprano and Alonzo live performance scheduled for 9 p.m.

Marseille rappers Soprano and Alonzo will give a live performance from 9 p.m. which “should last until 11 p.m.”, organizer Coca-Cola advised the every day Provence. 45,000 individuals will be capable of attend without spending a dime on a floating stage put in within the Old Port.


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