World Ironman Championship, Nice 2023

World Ironman Championship, Nice 2023

On Sunday 10 September 2023, the city of Nice will be welcoming the men's Ironman World Championship. Swimming, cycling, running – the world's top triathletes will be pushing beyond their limits in the most beautiful arena: the French Riviera. An impressive competition that gets the adrenalin running not only for the athletes but for the spectators, too. The teams at the Best Western Hotel Lakmi are looking forward to welcoming you for this legendary event.

See you at the starting line?


Nissa la Bella, an idyllic setting for sport at the heart of the French Riviera

This year, and for the next 4 years, the city on the French Riviera will be organising the biggest event in the world of triathlon: the Ironman World Championship. The crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, the picturesque mountains of the Nice countryside and the famous palm trees on the Promenade des Anglais provide a magnificent setting for the iconic competition. The city of Nice is hosting the men's world championship this year, and it will be the turn of the women's race in 2024. The competition takes place alternately in Nice and in the city of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Combining the sea and the mountains, Nice is a favourite city for sportsmen and women: with the Rugby World Cup, Ironman races, football matches during the Olympics and the arrival of the legendary Tour de France 2024, there will be something for everyone!

An idyllic setting for the 2023 Ironman World Championship - Credit: Summer Hotels

The incredible challenge of the Ironman World Championship in Nice

With three events pitting the world's best athletes against each other, the XXL triathlon is the world's most impressive contest.

To begin with, head for the Ponchettes beach for a 3.8 km swim. You then cycle 180km between the sea and the mountains: the village of Vence, Col de l’Ecre, Route de Thorenc, Clues de Gréolières… It is a magnificent route showing off the wonders of the Alpes Maritimes region. It is a treat for the eyes, but make sure it doesn't take your breath away! And lastly, a marathon on the legendary Promenade des Anglais awaits you. With the Baie des Anges right beside you, you will round off the sporting challenge in the best way possible.

Discover the hinterland of Nice during the Ironman 2023 World Championship - Credit: Summer Hotels

Feel the excitement with the athletes and push back your limits

The Ironman World Championship is an impressive physical and mental challenge. For spectators or participants, the sports adventure is a feast for the eyes.

Watching the event is an unforgettable experience: cheering on the athletes all the way, soaking up the electric atmosphere of the competition with the participants' adrenalin in full flow... Whether you watch the swimmers diving into the blue sea, admire the cyclists taking on the Alpes-Maritimes slopes or cheer on the runners at the finish line, each instant is filled with emotion.

You can expect to encounter iconic athletes, including Jan Frodeno (gold medallist at the Olympic Games in 2008 and world Ironman champion) and Javier Gómez Noya (five-time world triathlon champion).

The 2023 Ironman World Championship in Nice - Credit: Invest in Côte d'Azur

The Best Western Hotel Lakmi, the best hotel for a stay during the Ironman World championship

During sports events, the Best Western Hotel Lakmi breakfast is served a little earlier, with sweet and savoury items adapted to physical effort: dried fruit, cereals, etc. With our top-of-the-range bedding and our rooms with their cosy atmosphere, you are sure to enjoy a good night's sleep. If you stay at the Hotel Lakmi, you will get off to a head start!

Right at the centre of Nice, our 3-star hotel is located at the heart of the event. Enjoy the lively atmosphere all through the day, as well as the other iconic attractions on offer in Nissa la Bella. After the competition, take a walk along the Promenade des Anglais, visit the old town of Nice with its picturesque little streets, or admire a sunset from the pebble beaches


A brand-new event in Nice, the Ironman World Championship is an amazing challenge welcoming the best athletes in the world. With a route showing off all the charm of the French Riviera, spectators and athletes can enjoy a feast for the eyes. Make the most of the event to spend a weekend in Nice, and discover the treasures of the town from our hotel right in the city centre. All set for a dynamic weekend?