Nice – Cannes Marathon 2017 traffic and travel information

The 10th edition of the Nice-Cannes Marathon takes place this coming weekend on Sunday 5 November. Runners set off at 8 from the Promenade des Anglais, and arrive on the Croisette in Cannes.

Whether you are participating, a spectator or will be out and about on the Côte d’Azur, here’s what you need to know about getting around this weekend

SNCF Travel Pass

The SNCF have a special Pass Marathon for marathon runners and those accompanying them. The pass costs 6 euros and allows unlimited travel by train between Cannes and Nice for the entire day on Sunday. It can be purchased via the SNCF app, at any train station in the region, or at the TER stand at the ‘Village Marathon’ in Nice. There will also be an additional 2 trains running from Cannes to Nice on Sunday.

Road closures

The coast road (route du bord de mer – RD 6098) will be completely closed between Nice and Cannes on Sunday 5th November and will gradually reopen from 14:00 onwards at the earliest. In Nice and Cannes the seafront road will be closed from 04:00, and in the other towns, from 06:30 (this includes the towns Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet and Antibes Juan-les-Pins).

The following roads will be closed between 07:30 and 16:00:
Avenue du Maréchal-Juin – the road will be closed between the Total petrol station and the rond-point Gould
Boulevard de la Source
Boulevard Eugène-Gazagnaire, parking also forbidden from 01:00-19:00. Note that vehicles will not be able to enter or leave the residences there.

The following roads will be no-through roads: Rue Esprit-Violet, Rue Reine-Astrid, Rue Golfe-Juan, Rue du Cros-Veil, Avenues Saint-Ferréol, Avenue des Hespérides prolongée and Rue Teisseire

Boulevard de la Croisette (south side) will be closed from 4 November 21:00 until 5 November 19:00

Place Franklin-Roosevelt. Parking will also be forbidden from 01:00-19:00.