THE NEWS AT NOON. Olympic flame in Marseille, commemoration of May 8, tip for paying less for the train… what to remember

THE NEWS AT NOON. Olympic flame in Marseille, commemoration of May 8, tip for paying less for the train… what to remember

Flamme à Marseille, commémoration du 8 mai et astuce SNCF. MIDI LIBRE/MAXPPP

Retrouvez les informations sélectionnées par Midi Libre ce mercredi 8 mai 2024 à la mi-journée.

L’info of the day

The Olympic flame arrives in Marseille. After twelve days at sea from Greece and a day of parade and celebration, the &ldquo ;Belem” will dock this Wednesday, May 8, around 7 p.m., in the Old Port. The great maritime parade began Wednesday at 11 a.m., with a thousand boats escorting the three-masted Belem in the harbor of Marseille, under a bright sun, noted AFP journalists in Wed

79 days before the official start of the Paris Olympic Games (July 26-August 11), one hundred years after the last Paris Olympics, the second largest city in France will welcome the arrival of the flame and the lighting ceremony of the first Olympic cauldron, around 7:45 p.m., with some 150,000 people expected in the Old Port.

And also…

79th anniversary of the Victory of May 8, 1945. Expected in Marseille for the arrival of the Olympic flame, Emmanuel Macron celebrated this Wednesday morning the 79th anniversary of the Victory of May 8, 1945.

Like every year, the President walked up the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe before rekindling the flame at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

European elections: Occitania, very little represented on the Renaissance list. After the outgoing Hérault MEP, Irène Tolleret, made known in the columns of Midi Libre her intention not to run for a second term, the possibilities of seeing someone elected ( e) from Occitanie to go to Brussels in the contingent of the presidential party is reduced.

The first candidate from the region, on the list led by Valérie Hayer, is only in 23rd position. In view of the polls which credit Renaissance with less than 20% of voting intentions, there is little chance, today, that Toulouse's Alexandra Leuliette, director of the rector's private office, will be elected on June 9.

Real estate: the Métropole de Montpellier enters into an agreement with the developers.Inflation, construction costs, financial or other costs, many homes are not emerging from the ground today. According to Altémed, more than a thousand homes are blocked in the area. The developer of the Montpellier Metropolis has just signed an agreement with the Federation of Occitanie Developers. Objective: the creation of 7,500 housing units.

Practical info

How to save dozens of euros on your train tickets. Recently, a startup offered to reduce the price of its train tickets (up to 20 euros) by transporting parcels for an individual or a merchant.

This unique service in France not only provides significant savings for passengers transporting these packages, but it also meets an ecological imperative by promoting rail transport, which is less polluting than trucks or boats of goods.

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