Toulon, capital of the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, is a dynamic city that retains the typical Provencal charm of the region’s towns and villages. A tourist destination of choice, it is ideally located on the coast. What could be better than getting lost in the town’s alleyways while strolling through the designer stores? A visit to Toulon, alone or with a guide, will lead you to discover its emblematic monuments such as the statue of the Genius of Navigation, the monumental door of the arsenal, the clock tower, the boat sculpture, the Place de la Liberté, etc. Art enthusiasts can also learn more about the history of the city through the classic and contemporary collections of the city’s museums. Rugby is also an integral part of Toulon life. Go to the Stade Mayol where the pitch has been trodden by various legends, such as Johnny Hallyday and Jonny Wilkinson.
Don’t miss the market day! Head to Cours Lafayette to discover the colorful and scented stalls of local producers. How can we talk about Toulon without mentioning its harbor? Characteristic of the city, the entrance to the harbor is close to the city center. If you want to take advantage of the sun to relax or to take up water sports, you can put your towel on one of the Mourillon beaches, the beach of Mitre, the beach of Pipady, Anse Magaud… Climb Mount Faron to admire the panorama that awaits you. Accessible on foot, by car or by cable car, it is the starting point of various hiking trails.
Throughout the year, Toulon puts the spotlight on art and culture. Many events such as the Mang’Azur Festival, Cinéma en Liberté, Rockorama, Jazz à Toulon, and Fête du livre du Var allow the public to discover new worlds and it is an opportunity for enthusiasts to meet up.