Since 2011, the Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix has enjoyed 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 of Provence in a very unique atmosphere.
In a beautiful setting where authenticity and modernity combine harmoniously, a stay in Aix-en-Provence during the Ironman 2020 promises you many discoveries.
In the heart of a historic town of the South of France, the athletes of the Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix will compete for 3 events, 0,62miles of swimming, 55.92 miles of cycling and 13 miles of running.
The swimming race will take place at Lac de Peyrolles, located about 12 miles from Aix-en-Provence, they will then leave for the bike race in the heart of the landscapes of Provence, and finally, they will end up with a half marathon, organized in the heart of Aix-en-Provence and the Parc de 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 2020 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.
Are you looking for accommodation during the Ironman in Aix-en-Provence 2020? Our aparthotel City Residence welcomes you just 2 km from the historic city center in a calm and relaxing setting. Our furnished apartments have an equipped kitchenette so that you can enjoy your stay as you wish.
Remember to book your hotel for your next stay in Aix-en-Provence in order to benefit from the best available rates, places are limited during sporting events.
Date: Initially scheduled on May 17, 2020
Due to to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRONMAN 70.3 Aix-en-Provence triathlon is now scheduled to take place on September 27, 2020.
For more information, visit the Ironman official website.
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