News


18-01-2021

Few words from the founder of the Défi

Dominique Lena, founder and organizer of the Monte-Cristo Challenge, wanted to say a few words to you at the beginning of the year.

D-3 before registration opens.

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28-12-2020

OPENING OF REGISTRATIONS ON 21/01/2021

The entire Défi de Monte-Cristo team wishes you a wonderful holiday season. We are very pleased to announce that registration will open on January 21.

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29-09-2020

Aftermovie Défi de Monte-Cristo 2020

The 2020 Défi de Monte-Cristo aftermovie is here! Challenge, solidarity, joy, laughter, tears… Relive all these precious moments in video.

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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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