A lively and vibrant town
Nestling at the foot of Mont Faron, rising to a height of 584 metres, Toulon is divided into two parts: a modern quarter to the north and historic quarter to the south. The city is famed for its ancient little squares, buzzing food market on Cours Lafayette, and many old fountains. In the town centre, you’ll come across the impressive Fontaine de la Fédération created by the sculptor Allar in 1889 for the centenary of the Republic. On Quai Cronstadt, set facing the Med, boutiques and cafés attract morning and evening strollers alike. From here, you can embark on a boat tour of the vast and stunning bay, home to many reminders of the town’s ancient military vocation and an impressive naval base.