Live your passion to the full on the Côte d’Azur! Land of sport 365 days a year, every year the Côte d’Azur holds around forty high level sporting events. The range of sports is as varied as the diversity of its landscapes that stretch from the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Mercantour National Park. Whether you are a passionate sports and adventure enthusiast or a professional sportsperson, your stay on the Côte d’Azur will undoubtedly mean passion and performance!
THE CÔTE D’AZUR IS FOR YOU…
UNUSUAL FACT: WHAT ARE THE HISTORIC SPORTS ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR?
There is no shortage of traditions on the Côte d'Azur. Among them, our sporting heritage stands out with original activities that worth discovering! But if someone says pauma, pilou-pilou, mourra, square boules -6 historic sports on the Côte d'Azur - have you ever heard of them?
RUNNING & TRAIL RUNNING
At sea and in the mountains, the Côte d'Azur is a unique playground for all lovers of trail running and running. Do you have a taste for outdoor sports and a love of the open spaces? Come and enjoy the exceptional weather conditions on the Côte d'Azur to optimize your trail running training and boost your performance.
The Côte d'Azur is perfect for outdoor sports. Benefiting from a beautiful natural environment between the sea and the mountains, it is ideal for cyclists. The highest peaks less than 1½ hours from the coast. During your stay combine mountain routes with climbs up to the mythical passes in the Mercantour before finishing your circuit on the Mediterranean shore.
Passionate about mountain biking and breathtaking panoramas? Calling all riders! We look forward to seeing you on the Côte d'Azur - a paradise for mountain biking that has produced great champions such as Nicolas Vouilloz, Fabien Barel, downhill world champions, and Nicolas Filippi, junior cross-country world champion. Between the Alps and the Mediterranean, we take you for a ride on the Côte d'Azur between grey rocks, red canyons, ridges and balconies overlooking the sea!
With more than 20 golf courses, the Côte d'Azur is an ideal destination for any golfer whether you’re an amateur or more experienced! With the Côte d’Azur’s exceptional sunshine, you can play golf all year round! From Nice, Cannes, Mandelieu, Grasse, Saint-Raphaël or Sainte-Maxime... wherever you may be staying, you’ll be less than half an hour away from an excellent golf course! Designed by some of the most famous international course builders, these golf courses have everything you’ll need to practice your favourite sport.
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