Thursday May 30, 2024, historic day for the Pays de Falaise : Falaise welcomes the Olympic Flame!

It is in Olympia, Greece on the site of the ancient games that the torch relay begins on April 16. After the traditional lighting thanks to the sun's rays, during an unmissable ceremony, we set off on a journey of 10 kilometers! Her epic journey on French territory will begin at the beginning of May in Marseille, and it is on Thursday May 000 that Falais residents will be able to see her crossing the city of William the Conqueror. This day marks a historic moment for the town of Falaise and the Pays de Falaise, with a program entirely dedicated to the Olympics.

D-Day at Falaise hour by hour

  • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: School parade

Elementary schools in the area will be able to come and parade along the official route linking Château Guillaume-le-Conquérant to the Domaine de La Fresnaye, passing through the city center and Place Belle-Croix. The morning will begin with the formation of the Olympic rings by the children in the farmyard of Château Guillaume-le-Conquérant and will conclude in front of the Château de La Fresnaye with the Olympic Dance.

  • 13:30 p.m.-15:30 p.m.: Discovery of Olympic disciplines

Make way for the region's sporting associations, in the Forum car park and at the La Fresnaye estate. A great opportunity to test the Olympic disciplines practiced in Pays de Falaise and to highlight the associations and their volunteers.

  • 16:45 p.m.-17:05 p.m.: Official passing of the Olympic Flame

Highlight of the day, the Flame will travel the 1,2 kilometers, carried by 6 torchbearers, to reach Château Guillaume-le-Conquérant and Château de La Fresnaye. Sit along the route and enjoy this historic moment.

  • 17:30 p.m.-19:30 p.m.: Dance Marathon

Offered as part of the Festival Danse de Tous les Sens, on the Domaine de La Fresnaye, the Dance Marathon will have you dancing for 2 hours. And it is not endurance or technique that takes precedence, but joy, good humor and a taste for challenge. The principle is simple: a DJ, different challenges every 10 minutes and a referee.

  • 19:30 p.m.-22:00 p.m.: Festive evening

From 19:30 p.m., come and picnic on the lawn with family or friends, while waiting for the free concert in front of the Château de La Fresnaye from 20:30 p.m. to 22 p.m.

Upstream …

Schools and associations organize exhibitions, relays or discovery activities throughout the spring on the theme of the Olympic Games. Focus on three key events, open to all:

  • Friday April 5, at 18 p.m. at the Entracte cinema: Screening of “Up to the top with him” by the association We detonne against Huntington. A human, family and sporting adventure to transcend disability. Free
  • Wednesday May 29 from 13:30 p.m. to 17 p.m.: discovery of 3X3 basketball. This is the second Olympics for this very urban discipline. In Paris, the events will take place at Place de la Concorde, between the Louvre and the Champs-Élysées, in Falaise it will be under the Sport boules field, between rue Maurice Nicolas and avenue du Général Leclerc. Free
  • Wednesday July 3 from 15 p.m. to 18 p.m.: break dance demonstration at the Sociocultural Center. After several working sessions with professional dancers, the participants of these workshops will present their work to the public. Free

Arrangement of school and college timetables and high school for the day of 30/05.

By decision of the Academic Direction, the teaching hours of Thursday 30/05 in the afternoon will be brought forward to Wednesday 29/05 in the morning, at the same times as a classic morning. This provision will allow everyone to participate in this exceptional event.