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The Olympic Games also take place in the Somme

  • 4thjuly
  • 100 torchbearers
  • 7cities


If you don't live in a cave, you know that in 2024 France is hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games. What you may not know, however, is that the Somme and sport are a great love story. So let us be your guide!

While the French capital will welcome the athletes this summer, the department of the Somme will have the honor of receiving the Olympic flame on July 4th. We'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the 7 magnificent towns that will be passing through on this occasion.

But sport in the Somme is a year-round activity! Our department is a veritable "land of sport", with a multitude of activities just waiting to be tried out.

3... 2... 1... On your marks, get set, GO!

Equitation - Dune et pins ©Agence Arcantide
Planche à voile - Ault ©Isabelle Fabre
Paddle©Nicolas Bryant
Pirogues - Le Hourdel©Stéphane Bouilland
Voile - Gamaches©Nicolas Bryant
Vélo - Vélomaritime©Nicolas Bryant


Join us on July 4th, 2024 to follow the route of the flame in the Somme region.

From 9 a.m. to 7:20 p.m., 100 scouts will pass the flame through 7 towns:

  • First from 9am to 9.20am: Villers Bretonneux and the Australian National Memorial
  • 9.30am to 10.43am: Abbeville, gateway to the Baie de Somme
  • 11h06 to 11h26: La Chaussée-Tirancourt and Samara Park
  • 12:26 pm to 1:15 pm: Doullens and the Citadel
  • 2:51 pm to 3:21 pm: Saint-Valery-sur-Somme and the Baie de Somme
  • 3:49pm to 4:41pm: Albert, a testimony to the Somme's contemporary history
  • And finally, from 5.55 pm to 7.20 pm: Amiens, stopover town for the torch relay.

Don't forget the Paralympic Torch Relay in Amiens on August 26th.

Equitation - Randonnée sur la plage©Agence Arcantide
Vélo - Corbie, Etangs de la Barette©Nicolas Bryant
Kayak - En direction de Voyennes©Mathis BEHAEGEL - LA TORTUGA
Char à voile - Quend-Plage ©Stéphane Bouilland

In 2024, the Somme will be your playground


Do you like cycling? We've got 68 cycling routes to get you started and admire our beautiful countryside in slow mode.

Prefer kayaking? 16 clubs will be delighted to welcome you for a thrilling experience.

And speaking of thrills, if you're more into kite-surfing, no problem, we've got that covered too.

Are you a horse lover? In the Somme, 23 riding schools and stables are ready to help you live out your passion.

Or maybe you'd like to see the sea (or rather the Baie de Somme), or improve your swing on the 25km of golf courses on offer.

In short, you'll have understood that Olympic disciplines can also be practised in the Somme, and we're just waiting for you!

Tired of sport? Need a break?

You can :

  • Enjoy a typical dish in one of the region's many restaurants
  • Take a breath of fresh air in a park
  • Relax at the spa
  • Visit a museum
  • Buy a local souvenir
  • Take part in local events

In short, the Somme isn't just about sport - we've got it all!

Sleeping in the Somme during the games?

It's possible! Please select :

  • Hotels
  • Campsites
  • Gites and rentals
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Other accommodation