News


25-08-2021

WANTED !

Registrations for the second meeting in September will close on Wednesday, September 1.
Any changes after this date will be impossible.
For latecomers, think about your medical certificate.
If you haven't registered yet, let's go!

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22-07-2021

BACK TO THE CHALLENGE

Already nostalgic? Here are the best moments of the first meeting of the Monte-Cristo challenge. Challenge, solidarity, joy, laughter, tears… Relive all these precious moments on video.

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16-07-2021

BLUE DEAL - SAVE POSIDONIA

You took part in the Monte Cristo Challenge and you were sensitive to our eco-responsible approach. If you want to offset your carbon footprint linked to your trip, we suggest you support the Union Calanques Littoral association, which fights on a daily basis for the preservation of Posidonia meadows in the Marseillaise region.

To make your donation: http://www.leetchi.com/c/sauvons-les-herbiers-de-posidonie

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23rd edition in figures


1st
european sea swimming event
10000
swimmers in 2021
70
nationalities
18000
visitors
7
competition days
7
exhibition days in the challenge village
18
swimming events
360°
media plan
1year
speaking on social networks
12hours
live broadcast of 5K and 6K challenges from Château d'If

The concept


Presentation of the event

Created in 1999 and inspired by the mythical escape of Edmond Dantès, the Défi de Monte-Cristo is today the largest open water race swimming in Europe !

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Presentation of Château d'If

Thanks to Alexandre Dumas and his captivating story the Count of Monte-Cristo whose the Château d’If is a central setting in the novel, the Défi de Monte-Cristo is a unique event, with no comparison throughout the world.

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