The Toulon cable car, a family outing to mont Faron

“Faron”, “Cable Car” and “Toulon”: three inseparable words and a not-to-be-missed outing during your stay in the city! Climb aboard this fun, red cable car – the only one of its kind on the Mediterranean coast – with your kids, to reach the summit of Mont Faron in less than 6 minutes. What’s more, you can enjoy your day out on Toulon’s most famous mountain at a very friendly rate.

Making the Most of the Toulon Cable Car

Access

Although Mont Faron rises to a height of 584 metres, it remains part of the City of Toulon and the cable car departure terminal is easy to reach by any means.

  • By car: indications to the cable car departure terminal are provided from both East and West of the city (follow the “Toulon Nord – Faron” signs). Visitors benefit from free, on-site parking.
  • On foot: the walk from Place de la Liberté (city centre) takes about 40 minutes and crosses the Parc des Lices. There is a steady, uphill climb to the terminal.

Disabled facilities : picto-handicap-moteur
– No special amenities for mental, auditory and visual handicaps.
– Lift to access to the departure station. The arrival station is not accessible for the moment (many stairs).
– Toilet, parking.

Opening times

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The cable car runs for most of the year except:

  • In case of high winds. If in doubt, please call the Tourist Office on 04 94 18 53 00, or the cable car terminal on 04 94 92 68 25 before setting out.

Prices

Prices are attractive and you can opt for a one-way or return ticket as the mood takes you!

logo_boutique_site21 The Tourist Office offers several preferentially-priced deals:

  • Cable car return trip: adults €7 instead of €7,50, children (4 – 10 years) €5 instead of €5,50.
  • Day Pass (cable car + bus + boat bus): enjoy a return trip to the summit of Mont Faron in the cable car, plus unlimited travel on the Réseau Mistral public transport network. Set price: €7,50.
  • Cable car + zoo: take advantage of your trip to Mont Faron to visit the Faron wild cat breeding centre (unique in Europe). Adults €14 instead of €15, children (4 – 10 years) €9.50 instead of €10.50.

You can also opt for a selection of additional passes at the cable car terminal:

  • Mountain bike pass
  • Cable Car + Museum pass
  • Large family pass…

Family activities on the summit

Mont Faron: a life-size playground

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Panoramic views over the Bay of Toulon and inland Var area.
Walks and hikes on the signposted footpaths.
Wild Cat Breeding Centre accessible by car or 25 minutes’ walk from the cable car arrival terminal.
Provence Allied Landings Museum accessible by car or 5 minutes’ walk from the cable car arrival terminal.
Picnic areas and small play areas.


Disabled facilties (Wild Cat Breeding centre) : picto-handicap-moteur
– Accessible to accompanied disabled visitors (fairly steep slopes).
– Free for visitors on chairs.
– No special amenities for mental, auditory and visual handicaps.

Museums and visits - Summer 2017

 Year-round events on the summit

faron-teleph-nuitMediterranean Cycling Tour, “Vivement Dimanche au Faron” nature village (June), evening cable car trips for concerts and firework displays (displays in the Bay of Toulon), Festival de Musique de Toulon music festival at the “Théâtre de Verdure”, “Under the Moon and Stars” evening walking tours hosted by the Tourist Office…


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