— Published 7 September 2021

Flags will travel around

Paris 2024

No time to lose. The “Flag Tour” of the Paris 2024 Games, designed to present the Olympic and Paralympic flags handed over by Tokyo to the French people, begins this week. It will initially cross 20 departments and 10 regions between September 8th and mid-October, covering more than 10,000 km and stopping off in around thirty towns. The flags will then be hoisted on the square in front of the Paris City Hall. But the tour should continue until 2024, with regular events held throughout the country. Among the highlights of this first wave, the meeting between “Generation 2024” schoolchildren and top-level athletes in Fougères, in the Ile-et-Villaine region, on the occasion of the National School Sports Day; or the inauguration of the new sports complex in Rueil-Malmaison, in the Hauts-de-Seine region, in the presence of the city’s athletes who took part in the Tokyo Games.


Provisional timetable for the Flag Tour:

  • September 8th: Seine-Saint-Denis Department (Livry-Gargan, Ile Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen, La Courneuve)
  • September 9th: Nantes (Loire Atlantique, Pays-de-la-Loire Region)
  • September 10th: Nouméa (New Caledonia)
  • September 11th: Saint-Quentin (Aisne, Hauts-de-France Region)
  • September 12th: Tours (Indre-et-Loire, Centre-Val de Loire Region)
  • September 13th: Brest (Finistère, Brittany Region)
  • September 14th:Romilly (Aube, Region Grand-Est)
  • September 17th: Melun (Seine-et-Marne, Region Ile-de-France)
  • September 18th: Ile St Denis and Saint Quentin en Yvelines (Yvelines, Ile-de-France Region)
  • September 22nd: Fougères (Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany Region)
  • September 23rd: Agen (Loire et Garonne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region)
  • September 24th: Orléans (Loiret, Centre-Val-de Loire Region)
  • September 25th: Laval (Mayenne, Pays de la Loire Region)
  • September 26th: Metz (Moselle, Grand Est Region)
  • September 28th: Ile de France Regional Council in Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis)
  • September 30th: Saint-Denis / Plaine Commune (Seine-Saint-Denis, Ile de France Region)
  • October 1st: Périgueux (Dordogne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region)
  • October 2nd: Rueil-Malmaison (Hauts de Seine, Ile de France Region) and Le Bourget (Seine Saint-Denis, Ile de France Region)
  • October 7th: Boulogne Billancourt (Hauts de Seine, Ile de France Region)
  • October 8th: Cap d’Ail (Alpes Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region)
  • October 11th: Amiens (Somme, Hauts de France Region)
  • October 13th: Andrézieux-Bouthéon (Loire, Centre Val-de-Loire Region)
  • October 16th: Elancourt (Yvelines, Ile-de-France Region)
  • October: Saint Etienne (Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region)
  • October: Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin, Grand-Est Region)