will pass through the Principality of Monaco on 18 June

After the rumours, it's now official! Expected in the Alpes-Maritimes region on Tuesday 18 June, the Olympic flame will indeed pass through the Principality of Monaco, for the second time in its history.

Rumours of a visit to the Principality had been circulating for several days already. All that was missing was the official announcement. This Saturday, the Princely Government announced that the Olympic flame would indeed be making a stopover in the Principality of Monaco on Tuesday 18 June, in the middle of its journey through the Alpes-Maritimes.
The flame, which was lit on 16 April at a ceremony in the sanctuary of Olympia in Greece and is due to arrive in Paris on 26 July, will pass through seven towns in the department: Villefranche-sur-Mer, where it will emerge from the water at 8.05am, carried by freediving champion Alice Modolo, as well as Grasse, Cannes, Valberg, Antibes, La Colmiane-Valdeblore and finally Nice.

The Principality will be in the middle of this packed programme. ‘At 2.15pm, the flame will leave Port Hercule, carried by six torchbearers who will take it in turns to reach the Place du Palais,’ says the Monegasque government.
The identity of the lucky winners is not yet known, although we can already imagine Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène, former Olympians, among the torchbearers.



Monday, June 10, 2024