Museums, the Opera House, Theatres and Zenith concert hall in Toulon

Contemporary or classical, culture in Toulon comes in every shape, size and colour. The city offers a good variety of cultural facilities, combining artistic excellence with accessibility to the widest audience.

Museums and visits - November 2017

The Museums of Toulon

 

Museums might be closed between two exhibitions. We advise you to contact them before your visit.

Disabled facilities : museums do not possess special facilities unless stipulated.

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Musée d’Art (Art Museum)

113, av. Général Leclerc – ph. +33(0)4 94 36 81 01

Home to the city library and art museum (extensive collection of works from the Provencal school). Free entry.
Disabled facilities : picto-handicap-moteurAccess ramp, one stair to go in the museum and on ground floor. Only first floor is accessible.

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Musée National de la Marine (Naval Museum)

Place Monsenergue (entrance to naval base) – ph. +33(0)4 22 42 02 01

Numerous scale models, figureheads, paintings, charts and etchings illustrating Toulon’s glorious maritime past. Audio guide available.
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Free for disabled visitors and accompanying persons according to degree of handicap.
Handicapped parking spots adjacent to the Town Hall and port car park. Parking, toilet.

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Musée d’histoire de Toulon et sa région (History museum)

10, rue Saint-Andrieux – ph. +33(0)4 94 62 11 07
This museum collects and exhibits numerous works of art, objects and souvenirs portraying the social, economic, military, religious and artistic history of Toulon and the region. Free entry.

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Maison de la Photographie (Photo Museum)

Place du Globe – ph. +33(0)4 94 93 07 59

Some disabled amenities.
This museum stages temporary photo exhibitions, including contemporary works and thematic shows on the history of Toulon and its vicinity. Free entry.
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Lift to upper floor. Toilet.

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Hôtel des Arts (Art Museum)

Centre méditerranéen d’art
236, av. Général Leclerc – ph. +33(0)4 83 95 18 40

 

The “Hôtel des Arts” exhibits works from the second half of the 20th century to current day. This international-level museum forms part of the prestigious “Arts Route”, running from Marseille to Menton. Free entry.


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Entrance via Rue Saunier (rear of building). Lift to first floor. Please call ahead if possible. Parking.

Museum Histoire Naturelle
Muséum départemental du Var (Natural History Museum)

Jardin Départemental du Las – 607, Chemin du Jonquet – ph. +33(0)4 83 95 44 20

Some disabled amenities.
The natural history museum covers the foremost naturalist disciplines, including entomology, botany, malacology, ornithology, mammalogy, mineralogy and palaeontology. Free entry.


Disabled facilities : picto-handicap-moteur
Main exhibits on ground floor, lift for access to first floor showcases. Parking, toilet.

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Musée des Arts Asiatiques (Asiatic Arts Museum)

169, littoral Frédéric Mistral – Le Mourillon – Villa Jules Verne – ph. +33(0)4 94 36 83 13

Some disabled amenities.
The “Musée des Arts Asiatiques” features a permanent exhibition of works from the Far East, India, Tibet and South-East Asia. Free entry.
Disabled facilities : picto-handicap-visuel picto-handicap-moteur
Disabled access at rear of building. Handicapped parking spots on Bd. Eugène Pelletan
Guided tours for groups of blind and visually impaired visitors. Parking, toilet.

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Musée Mémorial du Débarquement (Allied Landings Museum)
Re-opening on April 3rd, 2017

Summit of Mount Faron – ph. +33(0)4 94 88 08 09
Set inside “Tour Beaumont” tower, this museum features various rooms dedicated to the forces who took part in the Allied Landings in Provence in August 1944. Mock-ups, photos, films and slide shows allow you to live out this unforgettable moment in France’s history.
Disabled facilities : picto-handicap-moteur
Please call ahead. Special entrance for disabled visitors. Accessible to accompanied disabled visitors in manual wheelchairs (assistance required on difficult sections). Parking.


 

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Musée Jean Aicard – Paulin Bertrand (Jean Aicard and Paulin Bertrand Museum)

705 av. du 8 mai à La Garde – ph. +33(0)4 94 14 33 78
Set inside “Les Lauriers roses” villa – Jean Aicard’s source of inspiration – the museum shows paintings of his friend Paulin Bertrand. You will also discover the various places of life of the writer-poet, a collection of Clément Massier’s ceramic and the park which surrounds the house.

Toulon Opera House

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Place Victor Hugo.
Acclaimed for its exceptional acoustics, Toulon’s Opera House is France’s largest outside Paris.
Designed by Charles Garnier and built in 1862, most of its decoration is owed to local artists. The allegorical statues of Tragedy and Comedy situated on the southern façade were sculpted by Joseph Daumas, while the Muses on the North face are the work of Montagne. The pure Napoleon III-style red and gold interior features numerous paintings, stuccoes and bronzes. Listed monument.
Programme available at www.operadetoulon.fr

Disabled facilities :
picto-handicap-moteurGround floor access.

Theatres in Toulon

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Théâtre Liberté

Inaugurated in 2011 and directed by Philippe and Charles Berling, the Théâtre Liberté is a multidisciplinary theatre and creative hub, targeting a wide audience.
Programme available at www.theatreliberte.fr
Disabled facilities : picto-handicap-moteur picto-handicap-cognitif picto-handicap-auditif picto-handicap-visuelLabel Tourisme et Handicap
Exterior access: ground floor / Interior access: lifts and ramps
Seats reserved in all rooms. Rooms fitted with hearing loop and infrared system. Headsets on loan (to be acquired). Some shows have audio descriptions. Discount rates for French disabled card holders. Toilet, parking.

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Châteauvallon

National Centre for Cultural Creation and Distribution.
Châteauvallon is a genuine local institution boasting an exceptional setting! Its amphitheatre bordered by natural scenery adds a magical dimension to the summer evening shows.
Programme available at www.chateauvallon.com
Disabled facilities : picto-handicap-moteur
Seats reserved for handicapped visitors. Please specify when buying your tickets.
Exterior and interior access: ramp and lift.

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Café-Théâtre de la Porte d’Italie

Lodged inside the ancient city walls, right in the heart of Toulon, the café-theatre stages comedies and up-and-coming comic talents.
Programme available at www.labarjaque.com
Disabled facilities : picto-handicap-moteur
Exterior access: ground floor / Interior access: assistance available or access via stage door. Please call ahead. Parking: around café-theatre and Lafayette car park.

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Le Comédia

Located in the centre of the Mourillon quarter, this ancient theatre stages adaptations of classical plays, plus art house films and book readings.
Programme available at http://theatremediterranee.fr

Zenith Omega and Omega Live concert halls

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Zenith Omega

The Zenith Omega concert hall was inaugurated by the City Council and French State in September 1992.
This modular-size venue fronts international stars, intimate concerts and thematic fairs throughout the year.
Programme available at www.zenith-omega-toulon.com


Disabled facilities : picto-handicap-moteurExterior access: ground floor / Interior access: ramps and wheelchair lift.
No special facilities for mental, auditive and visual handicaps. Toilet, parking.

Omega Live

The Omega Live hall – the Zenith’s little sister – welcomes up-and-coming pop artists, local groups, private evenings and student events.
Programme available at http://www.tandem83.com/