Since 2011, the Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix has been a tremendous success, and for a good reason, it has succeeded in positioning itself to the 5th position in the ranking of the best races in the world in 2017 *.
The Ironman offers athletes and spectators coming from all around the world superb panoramas while being surrounding with a unique atmosphere. In a beautiful setting where authenticity and modernity combine harmoniously, a stay in Aix-en-Provence during the Ironman 2019 promises you many discoveries.
In the heart of a historic city, the athletes of Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix will compete for 3 events.
The swimming event will take place at the Lake Peyrolles, 20 km from Aix-en-Provence, then the athletes will leave for a 90-kilometre bicycle race in the heart of the beautiful landscapes and surrounding villages of Provence, finally, they will finish with a half marathon, organized in the heart of the city and the Park of la Torse.
This is a very demanding race but the athletes will have the chance to discover varied landscapes, like the many typical villages, the fields whose famous painters Cézanne or Picasso were inspired or the alleys ornamented with fountains of the historic heart of the city.
The city of Aix-en-Provence, well-known as a city of art and lights, formerly Roman seaside town, will surprise you by many aspects. A stay during the Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix will allow you to discover the city and its surroundings. The Cézanne workshop, the Granet museum, the art galleries will delight the most passionate about art. The alleys, the fountains, the architectural visits will charm architecture and history enthusiasts. As for the one loving the French gastronomy, go to the big-market to taste the local food specialities, visit the vineyards of the Côtes de Provence region, and do not forget to taste the Calissons, a sweet pastry so typical of Aix-en-Provence.
The city of Aix, which will host the Ironman next May, is a definitely sporting city, because in October 2019, Aix-en-Provence will also host the Olympiad!
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Our aparthotel City Residence welcomes you just 2 km from the historic city centre in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Remember to book your next stay in Aix-en-Provence today to benefit from the best available rates.
For more information, visit the Ironman official website.
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