Alpes-Maritimes Marathon

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Enter the legend of the first Marathon of France after Paris and enjoy a weekend by the sea, with the palm trees and the sun of the Riviera!

The Alpes-Maritimes Marathon is 42,195 km of pure happiness, between the sea and the mountains, with a mythical departure on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and an exceptional arrival on the boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes.

The French Riviera Marathon is an IAAF Bronze Label event and the second-largest marathon in France. With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and 115km of coastline and beaches, The French Riviera is a great location for a spectacular marathon. Add to this stunning scenery and great running conditions and the French Riviera Marathon is the place to enjoy a winter break.

Be part of the legend of the 1st French marathon behind Paris, the French Riviera Marathon Nice-Cannes. Enjoy for a weekend or more, sea, palm trees, snow-covered mountain views and French Riviera autumn sun! A 42,195 km seaside unique course between sea and palm trees with snow-covered mountain views.

Departure from Promenade des Anglais in Nice, close to the Negresco and arrival in the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, nearby the Festival Palace of the Cannes International Film Festival.

Route of the Marathon

Nice: Capital of the French Riviera Nice is both elegant and popular and has the charm of Mediterranean cities where the gentle way of life is as much due to the beauty of the city as to its exceptional climate. You can admire the beautiful Promenade des Anglais, enjoy its 12 hectares of greenery in the heart of the city, and discover its picturesque streets in the heart of Old Nice.

Saint-Laurent-du-Var: Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and its green hills, Saint-Laurent-du-Var is a dynamic and sporty town, attractive with its shops, its Promenade des Flots Bleus and its marina.

Cagnes-sur-Mer: Halfway between Monaco and Cannes, and open to the middle country of St Paul and Grasse, Villeneuve-Loubet offers its visitors almost 4 km of coastline. A seaside resort in its own right, it is a choice base for staying on the French Riviera and for quick access to the various activities and curiosities of the Alpes-Maritimes.

Antibes Juan-les-Pins: A flagship seaside resort on the Côte d'Azur, located between Nice (20 km away) and Cannes (12 km away). 3 centuries of history characterise this city with its exceptional heritage. At the same time, it is a museum city, an entertainment city and an innovative city.

Vallauris Golfe-Juan: Capital of art ceramics and pottery Situated in the heart of the French Riviera and which has seen Napoleon, Picasso and Jean Marais pass by, Vallauris Golfe-Juan is a city of tradition with its fine sandy beaches and marinas

Cannes: Cannes will charm you by the beauty of its places and by the friendliness of its people. You will thus discover, a place of holiday where it is good to live. Behind the rhinestones and glitter, you will also discover its old port, its old town and its gastronomy.