Toulon, France

Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. It is located between Marseille and Nice, in the west of French Riviera and in the southeast of Provence. Toulon is an important centre for naval construction, fishing, wine making, and the manufacture of aeronautical equipment, maps, paper, tobacco, printing, shoes and electronic equipment.

Attractions in Toulon include its historical quarter, the port and promenade, the opera house and the Liberty plaza in the new town. There are a number of beaches nearby and several museums, churches and parks to visit. It also offers outdoor activities such as biking, climbing and water sports.

Things to See & Do

* Historical quarter
* Port and the promenade
* Cathedral Sainte-Marie de la Seds
* Toulon Opera House
* Fort Sant-Louis

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – French
Land Area – 42.85 km²
Population – 608,189 appox
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 33

Port Location – The port is centrally located in downtown Toulon, south of its historical centre.

Travel Links – Toulon can be accessed by rail with hourly links to Marseille (45 min) and regular links to Nice (1h30).
Toulon-Hyères regional airport, 18 km east of Toulon is linked to other French airports. Other airports are Marseille-Provence (100 km west of Toulon), and Nice-Côte d'Azur (150 km east of Ryanair offers a direct flight from London Stansted to Toulon.
Toulon is a large port and offers several international routes including Ajaccio, Bastia and Ile Rousse (Corsica). There is also a ferry to Rome (Civitavecchia).