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Experience the passing of the Olympic flame in Montsoreau

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May 27th and 28th 2024

On Tuesday, May 28, the Olympic flame will pass through Montsoreau. To celebrate this event, a complete village of activities is offered in the heart of Montsoreau from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m. Before that, find the night of the flame, organized on Monday May 27.

Night of the flame on Monday May 27 in Montsoreau

On Monday May 27 at nightfall, the Château de Montsoreau - Museum of Contemporary Art will experience a sleepless night until the arrival of the Olympic flame in its courtyard at 9:30 a.m. In the rooms of the museum and in the courtyard of the Castle, contemporary entertainment and artists will take place throughout the night to celebrate this event: yoga classes, fire show, DJ set, performance by the singer-skater Valentina Traïanova , conference by Catherine Millet, exhibition Le Décathlon d'Apollon, an exhibition labeled cultural olympiad...

By reservation with the Château de Montsoreau - Museum of Contemporary Art.

A flash mob will also be organized at 20 p.m., Place des Diligences, in partnership with the fitness club Gulf Stream.

Passing of the Olympic flame on Tuesday May 28 in Montsoreau

The Department of Maine-et-Loire, labeled “Land of Games 2024” and training location for several international equestrian and table tennis federations, receives the Olympic flame for one day. It will cross Maine-et-Loire in 7 stages highlighting the sporting and historical heritage of our territory.

On Tuesday, May 28, the start of the Olympic flame journey in the village of Montsoreau will be by boat. The flame will sail on the Loire over a stretch of 500 meters and will be transported by a village boatman accompanied by a flotilla decorated with traditional boats.

Once on land, meet in the picturesque streets of the town, with the riders of the Cadre Noir de Saumur for companions, then in the courtyard of the Montsoreau castle. The arrival will be musical, with Flower Power Crew on the decks for an outdoor techno-house DJ set. In the center of the courtyard, the flame bearer will arrive at a work of art from the Art & Language collective entitled A Bad Place.

To celebrate this event, a complete village of activities is offered in the heart of Montsoreau from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m. On the program for these free festivities: sports and disabled sports, shows and cultural events for everyone and all ages!


Entertainment village

The day of Tuesday, May 28 will be marked by numerous sporting activities on the route of the passage of the Olympic flame and in the village of Montsoreau.
In addition to the Olympic village set up by the Departmental Council of Maine-et-Loire (with adapted table tennis, fencing, adapted sport escape game, basketball, etc.), there are several sporting events: kayaking and windsurfing demonstrations. on the Loire, and fitness.

Sports events
  • From 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.: kayaking, fitness (yoga, cycling, tai chi, Pilates, etc.)
  • From 10 a.m. to 14 p.m.: disabled fencing, adapted table tennis, physical fitness test, parasport escape game
  • From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: windsurfing
  • And also: fort ball, flashmob, introduction to laser rifle shooting by Romain Meignan (2023 World Champion)...
Cultural events 
  • At 9:50 a.m.: Johann Swartvagher (juggler)
  • At 10:40 a.m. and 12 p.m.: Trio Zalataï
  • Cadre noir of Saumur
  • Flotilla (with the flame) then traditional boat trip on the Loire
  • Presence of village winegrowers
  • Discovery of the environment with the Regional Natural Park (PNR) and the LPO
  • Exhibitions: “Walking in art” by the Atelier des Empreses, photographs on sport in Anjou, exhibition at the Fontevraud Museum of Modern Art
  • Inauguration: Sacred Fire of Alan Reullier
  • At the church, the musical associations, Sauvegarde de Montsoreau and Art et Découverte present the stained glass restoration project

Pratical information

- Night of the flame on Monday May 27: from dusk until the arrival of the Olympic Flame in the courtyard of the Château de Montsoreau - Museum of Contemporary Art at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday May 28.

- Passing of the flame on Tuesday May 28: from 9:25 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
- Entertainment village on Tuesday May 28: from 10 a.m. to 17 p.m.

Village of Montsoreau and Château de Montsoreau, Museum of Contemporary Art

- Free access to the event.

- Detour : crossing the village of Montsoreau being prohibited that day, a deviation will be implemented.

- Free shuttles : in order to allow everyone to access the activities, the Saumur Val de Loire Urban Community will set up a free shuttle service. Departing from Turquant and Fontevraud, they will serve the village of Montsoreau between 6:45 a.m. and 17 p.m.
Timetables are available on

- Large table at Place du Mail for €20.
- Oyster tasting and food trucks.

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