Visit the City of Toulon
The historical maritime city of Toulon, the capital of France’s Var region, is situated in Southern France, between Marseilles and Nice, on the French Riviera. Toulon is well known to have the most beautiful harbour in Europe, Roman remains, and the traditional charm of Provence.
The city offers many points of interest, including the Provencial food market - one of the Provence’s biggest - held every morning on the Cours Lafayette. Discover the historic quarter, ancient cathedral, shady squares and moss-covered fountains as well as the more recent upper city quarters, where monuments from Napoleon III’s era abound. All at a few minutes walking distance, Toulon’s port and marina, pedestrian streets, malls and typical cafés welcome visitors the whole year round.
The sea front with its numerous terraces overlooking the Marina is a favourite spot for lunch. The coast and inland mountains, with their characteristic Mediterranean flora and fauna, are fully developed for sports, nature and leisure activities. Cable car rides to the Mount Faron provide a panoramic view over the city and bay.
As an economic, academic and cultural hub, Toulon offers complete business and tourism facilities coupled with a sophisticated communications network and more than 300 days of sun every year.