Toulon
Toulon

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Toulon

Head to Toulon, a beautiful port city in Provence!

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From 30/06/2023 to 08/10/2023

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5 good reasons to go to Toulon

Explore the harbour by boat
Explore the harbour by boat
Life in Toulon is centred around the port. It’s one of the city’s main attractions. Climb aboard a boat and take a tour of the harbour so you can see the port in all its glory. As you sail, you’ll be able to see the Royal Tower and La Seyne-sur-Mer drawbridge. You can also admire the stunning landscapes in the distance.
Take a trip to Porquerolles
Take a trip to Porquerolles
Get a plane ticket to Toulon and head to the idyllic island of Porquerolles for the day. You’ll have an unforgettable time! It takes around an hour by boat to get to the unique island of Porquerolles. It’s one of the three Hyères islands, boasting crystal clear waters and fragrant countryside.
Enjoy the sun-drenched beaches
Enjoy the sun-drenched beaches
Holiday-makers may not think of going to Toulon for a relaxing break, and yet this pretty Mediterranean island has so many stunning beaches. Mourillon, Anse de Magaud and Méjean are just three of the island’s beautiful beaches. Bring your goggles so you can explore life underwater!
Sample the local Provençal cuisine
Sample the local Provençal cuisine
The food in Provence will melt your taste buds. For starters, try the olive tapenade, anchoïade (anchovy spread) or sundried tomato caviar. Continue your meal with a delicious casserole, aïoli, fish stew or grilled fish served with a tian gratin or ratatouille. Fancy something sweet? The navette and oreillette biscuits are a real treat.
The spectacular Mont Faron
The spectacular Mont Faron
Toulon is overlooked by the impressive Mont Faron. It’s 600 m high, so from the top you get incredible views over the entire harbour. If you take the cable car, you can reach the summit in just a few minutes! Why not visit the city’s Landings Memorial then follow some of the fabulous hiking trails through the surrounding countryside!

To see / do

Culture and history

Appreciate the urban landscape

Appreciate the urban landscape

Toulon is scattered with incredible buildings and landmarks. Sainte-Marie-de-la-Seds Cathedral, Saint-Louis Church, the Clock Tower, city gates, the boat sculpture, Genius of Navigation statue, Saint-Louis Fort, to name but a few. Head to Raimu square to see the life-size bronze sculpture of the iconic card game between César (played by Raimu) and Panisse in the play Marius by Marcel Pagnol.

Explore fascinating museums

Toulon is a very cultural city and there are lots of museums worth visiting.  During your stay, you should go to the National Maritime Museum, Museum of Asian Art, Museum of Natural History of Toulon and the Var, and the Jean Aicard/Paulin Bertrand Museum. The Art Museum reopens at the end of 2019. Explore the natural heritage of Provence.

Take a walk in the mountains of Toulon

Take a walk in the mountains of Toulon

Toulon is surrounded by the so-called “Toulonnais” mountains. You’ve heard of Mont Faron, but there are also four more mountains: Baou de Quatre Aures, Caume, Coudon and Croupatier. Follow the hiking paths through the Var countryside. Along the way, you’ll see unique ruins, scenic landscapes and intriguing flora and fauna!

Outings

Wander the markets of Provence

Wander the markets of Provence

There are several markets in Toulon selling regional products. The Cours Lafayette market is one of the best in Provence. But the farmer’s market and Mourillon market are also colourful and full of tasty, local produce. Fish, fruit, veg, sweets and lots more stretch as far as the eye can see.

The Arts District

Toulon city centre is always changing with new galleries and fashionable boutiques opening all the time. The Place de l’Équerre and surrounding area is now called the “Arts District”. It’s worth visiting the Art District’s Maison de la Photographie, you could also go for a drink one of the trendy bars and have a nosy in some of the local craft shops.

Gastronomy

Tapenade spread

There’s one delicacy you have to try in Provence and that’s tapenade! Black olives, capers, anchovies, garlic and olive oil are all blended together to make a tasty spread. You can smear delicious tapenade on bread or toast. Tapenade can also be made with green olives or sun-dried tomatoes.

Tian, a tasty, colourful dish

Tian, a tasty, colourful dish

When you visit Provence, you’ll sample the fragrant and colourful cuisine. And Tian is one of the best examples of that. Tian is a vegetable dish seasoned with onion, basil, garlic and olive oil. It’s made by alternating layers of sliced courgette, aubergine, peppers and tomatoes. It makes a perfect side dish for meat or fish.

Practical information

Flight duration

1h

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Currency

Euro

Distance

555 km

Average temperature

Spring

17°C (max 26°C)

Summer

23°C (max 29°C)

Autumn

14°C (max 22°C)

Winter

10°C (max 16°C)

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