Toulon city

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The town of Toulon is located in the South of France at the south-west of the department of the Var on the Mediterranean littoral, halfway between Marseilles, in the west, and Saint-Tropez, in the east. Sometimes they consider it as the first city in west of the Côte d'Azur.


Visit the Toulon city

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Toulon is located between sea and mountains, economic capital of the Var, Toulon profits from many natural assets. Tourism, the trade and the administrations (public or private) occupy an important place in the economic activity of the city

It welcomes the largest French military port: the base naval of Toulon, still called arsenal and also has an airport which transports more than 620.000 passengers per annum.

The commercial port of Toulon is the first French port for the service road of Corsica. In 2008,1.032.908 passengers embarked since the VAr, which accounts for 65% of the traffic towards Corsica. This boom is related to the presence, since 2001, of the Corsica Ferries maritime company.

The city has also a university and important poles of higher education such as the Institute of higher learning of the electronics and of numerical (ISEN Toulon) and the Institute of sciences of the engineer de Toulon and of the VAr or Supméca Toulon.

Toulon is finally equipped with certain important cultural equipment. It has inter alia an opera among most famous in France after the Garnier Opera and Opéra Bastille, a national academy of area, several museums including the National Museum of Marine, concert halls, and soon a large theatre.


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Visit the monuments of Toulon

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Go up the course of time with our professional guide and plunge you in the middle of a maritime and historical past dense.

In the old districts of the old city, you will discover the architectural heritage, the history of Telo Martius become royal port after the fastening of Provence to the Kingdom of France and today first military port of our country.

This walk will involve you in picturesque lanes and secret small squares Toulon, girl of the Navy, will surprise you by certain episodes of its history.

  • The Cathedral Sainte Marie de la Seds
    Located in the middle of the medieval city, the cathedral of Toulon recently celebrated its 900th birthday.
  • The church Saint Louis
    Completed the day before the Revolution, this neo-classic church was used initially as Temple with the worship of the Reason and To be it Supreme. Splendid cupola with skylight above the furnace bridge.
  • Church François Saint of Paule
    This church was built at the XVIIe century to be used as vault with the convent of Récollets then contiguous. It is, with its frontage in curves and counter-curves, typical of the churches baroques of this time in Provence Orientale.
  • The fort Saint Louis….
    This tower built in 1696 on the orders of Vauban was all the access named “Tower of the Labels”. It was charged, by its strategic position at the entry of the roads, to prevent any enemy presence. It knew its hours of glory in 1707 at the time of the head office of Toulon by the ships of the Anglo-Spanish coalition at the time of the wars of succession to the throne of Spain to which the king Louis XIV claimed.
  • The Place of Freedom
    In the middle of the " upper town; hausmanienne" , this great place offers sympathetic nerves terraces of coffees. In its center raise the Fountain of the Federation (1889) carried out by the Allar brothers. To also notice the splendid frontage of the Large Hotel (1869).
  • Genius of Navigation
    This statue is located on the Square of the Port, in front of the town hall of the honor. The Residents of Toulon more know it under the name of " Cuverville" , thus named because the posterior part of its anatomy is turned towards the city. This bronze work of Louis - Joseph Daumas points his left index in direction of the sea and was inaugurated on May 1, 1847 in l' honor of king Louis Philippe

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Guided natural walk

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With nearly 70% of its territory covered by the forests, the Var is the second most wooded department of France and the first for the variety of its gasolines. Ground of contrasts where sea, islands, mountains, wood, maquis and garrigues are côtoient, the Var proposes to you Natural walk with accompanying notes on the most varied topics.

It is an occasion to better know the natural environment thanks to the comments and with the explanations of a specialized speaker. Toulon, rich person of its inheritance (Toulon, city of the fountains) and of its history, offers to its visitors good moments of pleasures and discoveries. Let you guide by our guides.

This is an initiative of the Departmental committee of Tourism of the VAr which joined together under the name Natural Commented stroll on (deposited by the National institute of the Intellectual property!) exits in " space naturel" taken along by graduate monitors, impassioned, in order to allow you to discover the VAr in-outside beaten paths, and in all confidence!


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Discovered paths of Toulon-native calcareous solid mass

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It is possible to discover the Toulon-native calcareous solid mass by its hiking trails. A nature of an amazing richness will reveal you all its intimacy. Certain plant species are threatened, then preserve them.

On the few 2585 species of plants listed in the VAr, more than 150 are registered on regional red book P.A.C.A of the threatened flora, of which the orchis “Ophrys in the shape of spider” present in the South of the department.

Many threatened animal species are protected by the law, the such eagle of Bonelli, whose couple on the 25 remainders in France is present at the Caume Mount. In order to preserve them a Decree of Protection of Biotope going back to 1993, interdict on this site certain activities (escapade, camp-site…).

Moreover, since 1996, the city entrusted to the national office Forests the realization of a program of afforestation aiming at regenerating the totality of the forest settlement of the Faron Mount.


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Discover the Mont-Faron

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If it is not highest, it is not less most famous of the mounts of the calcareous solid mass Toulonnais (Mount-Faron, Mont Caume, Coudon, Baou of four aures, the Large brain).

Its rise (by car, cable car or on foot) offers a single panorama in the Mediterranean and allows a large variety of activities of full nature (excursion, climbing, bicycle, surfaces of picnics and plays).

Green lung of the City, rich person of a fauna and a flora typically of Provence, it is a place impossible to circumvent of relaxation and discovery.


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Le Baou de 4 Aures

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This is one of the sites headlights of the area for the practice of the climbing.

Indeed it is equipped with “ways” accessible as well to the beginners climbing the most confirmed.

Excursion with the Mount Caume : arranged paths are at the disposal of the amateurs of bicycle any ground on certain Toulonnais solid masses.


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Toulon step by step

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2 hours for discover Toulon city

  • Carré du port
  • National museum Marine
  • Photography house
  • Saint Louis church
  • Arts hotel
  • Alexandre 1er garden
  • Art museum
  • Liberty place
  • Opera
  • Puget place
  • Sainte Marie de la Seds cathedral
  • Saint François de Paule church

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