The event will take place on 7th and 8th September and marks the first-time France has staged an Ironman world championship.
Nice has also been awarded an additional Ironman 70.3 event, which will debut on 16th September 2018. This qualifying event for the 2019 World Championship will then continue in 2020 and form part of the Ironman 70.3 European Tour.
“With the origins of the popular Nice triathlon which set the stage in the region, this is the next evolution of this extraordinary event and brings Europe back to the forefront, with a history of culture, sport and scenery that is the perfect mix for Ironman 70.3 World Championship athletes.”
Christian Estrosi, president of Region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, added: “Nice is now recognised as a great host city for major events of international recognition. This dedication to staging events is an essential asset for the development of economic activity.
“Each year, Ironman brings €4m (R56.18m) in economic revenue, and I am convinced that this new event will once again strengthen our attractiveness as a host city and boost our local economy.”