Paris 2024 Olympics: the Olympic flame will join the cauldron in the Jardin des Tuileries

Published by My de Sortiraparis, Laurent de Sortiraparis, Graziella de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on July 21th, 2024 at 04:47 p.m.
The news is in: the Olympic flame for the Paris 2024 Games will be installed in the central Jardin des Tuileries. We had imagined it on the Eiffel Tower, but in the end, the Olympic cauldron will take up residence in the emblematic Parisian park.

For the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, it won't be the Eiffel Tower, as the organizers had envisaged for a while, but rather the Jardin des Tuileries that will host the famous Olympic flame of the Paris 2024 Games.

The Jardin des Tuileries, the green lung of Paris, is ideally located in the center of the city, between the Louvre and Place de la Concorde. The Olympic cauldron will be installed here during the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, from July 26 to August 11. This decision, revealed by Agence France-Presse (AFP), is the fruit of meticulous negotiations between the Games Organizing Committee (Cojo) and Paris City Hall.

Initially, the "Ariane Project" envisaged installing the cauldron in the square courtyard of the Louvre Museum. However, for reasons of public accessibility, the choice was finally made for the Tuileries, an emblematic and accessible location that will enable us to admire the flame more easily.

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The precise location of the cauldron, near the Grand Bassin Rond in the Jardin des Tuileries and opposite the Louvre Pyramid, was not chosen at random. It reflects the organizers' desire to place the Games and their symbols at the center of life in the capital, making the Olympic flame visible to all and contributing to the Olympic fervor that will take hold of Paris.

Security around the cauldron will be guaranteed 24 hours a day, allowing us to enjoy the spectacle in complete peace of mind. Nearby raised walkways will offer a privileged view of the flame, a symbol of peace, unity and fraternity.

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The proximity of the Place de la Concorde, site of the BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboard and 3x3 basketball events, confirms the ambition of these Games to blend into the city's urban and cultural fabric.

Although the location of the cauldron is now known, the identity of the final torchbearer and details of the lighting ceremony are still unknown. Previous editions of the Games have seen varying practices as to where and when the cauldron will be lit, leaving suspense as to what choices will be made for Paris 2024.

This choice of location for the Olympic cauldron is part of a broader vision for the Games, with events and celebrations planned throughout the city, such as the gala dinner at the Louvre, orchestrated by chef Alain Ducasse. Paris 2024 is thus shaping up to be an edition of the Olympic Games where sport, culture and heritage are closely intertwined.

In short, if you're in Paris during the Olympic Games, a trip to the Jardin des Tuileries is a must. In any case, it'll be a unique spectacle set against the backdrop of the Louvre, and it'd be a shame to miss it.

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Dates and Opening Time
From July 26th, 2024 to August 11th, 2024

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    Jardin des Tuileries
    75001 Paris 1

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