Olympics-French rapper Jul lights Paris 2024 cauldron in Marseille

MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Marseille-born French rapper Jul lit the Paris 2024 Olympic cauldron as the flame reached French soil on Wednesday.

The Olympic flame relay will set off from Marseille on Thursday and make its way to Paris for the July 26 Opening Ceremony.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Richard Lough)