Toulon

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Toulon Beach showing tropical scenes and a beach
Learn French naval history in this Mediterranean city, which houses a large part of France’s navy. Enjoy the sea, wine and views of the southerly Provence region.

Museums, old military structures and one of Europe’s biggest harbors commemorate Toulon’s age-old role as the home to France’s Mediterranean naval fleet. Enjoy the perks of Toulon’s Mediterranean location, including long beaches and a constant supply of wine from France’s oldest wine-growing region.

Due to its calm waters and strategic hills, Toulon has served as a military town for both the French and the Romans before them. Visit the Toulon Harbor to see the wide array of civilian boats and battleships. Notice the 18th-century clock tower of the Toulon Arsenal, which stands nearby.

Ride the cable car to the top of Mont Faron north of town. At 1,916 feet (584 meters) above sea level, the hill’s summit affords broad views of Toulon Bay and the inland region of Var to the north. For a fee, enter Beaumont Tower, an old military fort, to find the Memorial Museum of the Landing in Provence. This details the American landing at Toulon during World War II, which caused the occupying Germans to abandon southern France.

Further naval history can be found at the Museé National de la Marine. This museum covers every period of French naval history, from the old sailboat fleet to the contemporary fleet of aircraft carriers and gunboats. In addition to its long naval history, Toulon has an excellent cultural tradition on display at the Hotel des Arts, a contemporary art museum.

During your stay, make sure to sample the local and regional culinary specialties, including the cade toulonnaise, a savory tart, and the chichi frégi, fried dough dusted with powdered sugar. Also, buy a few bottles of wine grown in the surrounding region of Provence, the oldest wine-growing region in the country.

Reach Toulon through its train station or its regional airport. Buses run from the airport to the city four times a day. Bus and boat lines will take you throughout the city. Toulon is always temperate, but arrive during the summer for the best time to enjoy its Mediterranean beaches.

Where to stay in Toulon

Saint Louis Plage
Saint Louis Plage
298 boulevard du docteur Cuneo, Toulon, 83000
The price is NZ$75 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
Stay at this beach B&B in Toulon. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and a beach locale. Popular attractions Port of Toulon and Fort Saint Louis are located nearby. ...
2.3/5 (27 reviews)
"Nettes Zimmer und leckeres Frühstück, leider manchmal ein wenig schwierig sich das Badezimmer mit 6 anderen Leuten zu teilen, da die restlichen Zimmer meist auch alle belegt sind. Die Umgebung ist top, Supermarkt und Bushaltestelle in die Stadt direkt vor der Tür als auch mehrere Strände und Buchten. ..."

Reviewed on 10 Aug. 2022

Saint Louis Plage
Best Western Plus La Corniche
Best Western Plus La Corniche
4 out of 5
17 Littoral Frédéric Mistral, Toulon, Var, 83000
The price is NZ$196 per night from 12 Sep. to 13 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Toulon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (233 reviews)
10 out of 10 for the staff
"Amazing staff, particularly Corine who was extremely helpful and friendly. All staff greeted us with smiles and asked if we needed help. We did mention as we checked out that we would have stayed in to eat one night if the hotel had a restaurant but the breakfast was reasonably good in the morning, ..."

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2021

Best Western Plus La Corniche
Hôtel L'Eautel Toulon Port
Hôtel L'Eautel Toulon Port
4 out of 5
15 Rue Victor Micholet, Toulon, Var, 83000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$143 per night from 11 Sep. to 12 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Toulon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and on-site parking. Popular attractions Port of Toulon and Musee National ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (60 reviews)
Great location
"The hotel is well located in good condition. The staff are very friendly. Parking is under cover and very close by."

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2022

Hôtel L'Eautel Toulon Port
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Résidence Côté Mer.fr
Résidence Côté Mer.fr
16 avenue général briére de l'isle, Toulon, Var, 83100
The price is NZ$239 per night from 4 Sep. to 5 Sep.
Stay at this aparthotel in Toulon. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and a garden. Popular attractions Port of Toulon and Plage de Méjean are located nearby. Discover ...
Résidence Côté Mer.fr
Garden & City Toulon
Garden & City Toulon
282 Boulevard Léon Bourgeois, Toulon, Var, 83100
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Toulon. Enjoy free WiFi, laundry facilities and a flat-screen TV. Popular attractions Port of Toulon and Stade Mayol ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (11 reviews)
SEJOUR CONVENABLE
"Lieu calme et tranquille après un retour par ferries de la corse"

Reviewed on 31 Aug. 2021

Garden & City Toulon
GregBnb - Le Berthier - Toulon Est
GregBnb - Le Berthier - Toulon Est
2 Rue Berthier, Toulon, Var, 83100
Stay at this apartment in Toulon. Enjoy free WiFi and housekeeping. Popular attractions Port of Toulon and Stade Mayol are located nearby. Discover genuine guest ...
GregBnb - Le Berthier - Toulon Est
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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