Barcelonnette

Barcelonnette Olympic Torch Relay

On Saturday May 11, 2024, don't miss the Olympic torch relay in Barcelonnette, in the heart of the Ubaye valley.

Ubaye Flame Relay

The Olympic flame is on Saturday May 11, 2024 in Barcelonnette in the Ubaye valley. The passing of the Olympic flame will be at 6 p.m. at the Pont du Bouget and will arrive at 6:35 p.m. at the town hall square. For this international sporting ceremony, white water sports will be in the spotlight, so come and experience this adventure with crazy water rafting !

Encourage the torch relay in Barcelonnette on Saturday May 11, 2024

Barcelonnette, Olympic Spark of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

In the heart of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the capital of Ubaye Barcelonnette is preparing to fervently welcome the Olympic flame. As an emblematic town selected for the passing of the relay, Barcelonnette reveals itself as an asset for the valley of Ubaye by promoting white water sports activities through this memorable stage of the torch relay for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

An Emblematic Passage in Barcelonnette on Saturday May 11, 2024

The carefully traced route of the Olympic flame in Barcelonnette will highlight the Ubaye valley and white water sports. The relay will take place on Saturday May 11, 2024 from 10:40 a.m. Part of the relay will be located on the Digue des Colporteurs along the Ubaye with the passage of our rafting and kayaking boats. The white water sports of the Ubaye will be in the spotlight.

The “Land of Games 2024” Label: An Invitation to Commitment

The “Land of Games 2024” label offers an opportunity to all territories of France and their inhabitants to immerse themselves in the adventure of the Games. Beyond adhering to the values and ambition of Paris 2024, the labeled territories commit to developing concrete actions aimed at promoting the benefits and virtues conveyed by sport. A way to encourage daily physical activity and celebrate the Olympic spirit within local communities.

The Olympic Flame Shines in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in 2024

On May 11, 2024, she will make her official entry into our department, thus inaugurating one of the first stages of her 68-day journey across France.

In accordance with ancient tradition, the Flame will be lit in Olympia on April 16, 2024. After a 12-day journey to Greece and a crossing of the Mediterranean aboard the legendary three-masted ship, the Belem, the Flame will make its official arrival in France on May 8, 2024, marking the long-awaited return of the Games. The arrival of the Olympic Flame in France will inaugurate a period of grandiose festivities which will take place throughout the country for more than two months, culminating with the opening of the Olympic Games.

The privileged people of the Olympic Flame in the Alpes de Haute Provence

Seven municipalities in the Alpes de Haute-Provence, carefully selected in collaboration with Paris 2024, will have the privilege of hosting the torch relay. Among them :

  • Barcelonnette,
  • Colmars-les-Alpes,
  • Digne-les-Bains,
  • Forcalquier,
  • Moustiers-Sainte-Marie,
  • Sisteron,
  • Manosque, as a stopover town, will be privileged witnesses of this historic moment.

Time for the Olympic Torch Weekend

In addition to your participation in the torch relay ceremony in Barcelonnette, treat yourself to the pleasure of a rafting trip along the Ubaye. At this time of year, the Ubaye River reveals itself in all its splendor, offering you exceptional rapids in a heavenly setting. Crazy Water, in Lauzet-Ubaye, also offers outings in hydrospeed and kayak-raft.

In order to fully experience this weekend, we invite you to discover our unusual accommodations in the Crazy Bulle. Enjoy a unique experience in an exceptional setting to make your stay unforgettable suspended in a larch forest.

Caroline Aalbers
Caroline Aalbers
2023-07-29
Wat een geweldige ervaring, raften over de Ubaye! Prachtige natural, mooie afwisselende tocht (inclusief zwemmen en in het water springen!) en geschikt voor elk level. Eleven children (6 in 9 years) have a super eerste raft ervaring gehad, mede dankzij onze leuke en goede gids. You will not be able to do anything :-)
Ziga Budja
Ziga Budja
2023-07-12
Wonderful family rafting experience. Just a little bit too much for my sensitive eight year old, but great overall. The river is beautiful with nice surroundings. The guide was excellent (forgot his name 🙄) and the whole team was very nice. The trip down the river took about one and a half hour with some stops. If you visit this place, your're not gonna be sorry! 👍🏻
Fred
Fred
2023-05-13
A calm and pleasant place, welcomed by a friendly team. Barbecue available for lunch before rafting. Everything is there for your happiness.
Jerome Henry
Jerome Henry
2022-08-16
Thanks @CrazyWaterRafting for the awesome family times. We did rafting, water hiking and kayaking with 2 adults and 2 teenagers: great!! Super friendly, very professional guides. Contrary to what you hear on TV, the water level in this river is more than enough to have fun! Nb: the aquatic hike is not very well known but also great, descending the river while swimming, in a quieter area than that for rafting. Explanation on nature, superb landscapes, surprise at the end... Thank you again. Jérôme, Caroline, Charlotte and Manon.
Shameer Habibi
Shameer Habibi
2021-07-29
Really fun, and a really good guide! Overall amazing
Melanie Macias
Melanie Macias
2020-06-06
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Lorenzo Van Loon
Lorenzo Van Loon
2019-08-02
We did two descents, one by raft and one by kayak, both with Julien as a guide. He seems totally crazy when you first meet him, but he was a great guide and made our day. Really spectacular river, with a lot of rapids and great views. We got out of the boats to swim a bit in one of the rapids and they took us to a rock where we could jump in to the water. Julien and the crew of Crazy Water are real professionals, but in for a laugh and a joke. A pity we could'n do the 'sport' descent, because of bad weather. But we sure come back. One remark; their 'bar' is quite empty, so make sure to bring your own drinks and food if you're planning to stay for a day.
would you see virginia
would you see virginia
2019-06-14
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