Your cruise ship will be calling in Toulon! So what would you like to visit during your day? The city’s many attractions include a historic quarter, port, beaches and Mont Faron mountain, and we provide plenty of practical information so you can enjoy your stay to the full. Welcome to Toulon!
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Start off with a visit to the Toulon Tourist Office on Louis Blanc. Our team will be delighted to advise you and offer you a range of adapted brochures.
Here are a few suggestions for a great day out :
The Historic Quarter of Toulon
After disembarking in the morning, you will head along the port with its typical old “pointu” fishing boats before reaching Place Louis Blanc, at the bottom of the vast Provencal food market on Cours Lafayette. You can enjoy strolling around the Provencal market (open every day, smaller market on Mondays), with its stalls piled high with sun-packed fruit and vegetables.
After that, why not explore the town’s main monuments and museums, before savouring a typical Provencal outdoor lunch on one of our shaded restaurant terraces.
Port of Toulon
Toulon is tucked away in one of Europe’s largest and most beautiful bays. The city is also home to a naval base where you can admire the French Navy’s most famous ships, such as the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier. You can find out all about this exceptional maritime heritage by taking a boat tour of the bay. A variety of services run from the port. You can also hop on a boat bus to discover the other towns lining the bay (La Seyne-sur-Mer, Les Sablettes and Saint-Mandrier) and their beaches. Not to be missed: A visit to the “Musée National de la Marine” (National Naval Museum), retracing the maritime history of Toulon. The museum also exhibits many magnificent scale models and reproductions of ancient figureheads.
Beaches of Toulon
The bus service next to the passenger terminal takes you to the Mourillon beaches in just 15 minutes. These vast, easily-accessible, family-style beaches, lined with bars and restaurants, are an invitation to the joys of our gentle Provencal lifestyle. And if you fancy a spot of shopping, just take a short walk up into the typical, colourful streets of the Mourillon quarter.
The bus service next to the passenger terminal and Tourist Office also takes you to the Mont Faron cable car terminal in around 20 minutes. The only one of its kind on the Mediterranean coast, the cable car whisks you to the top of Toulon’s most famous mountain in just 6 minutes. The summit boasts sumptuous views over the Mediterranean Sea and inland Var areas. You can enjoy lunching at one of the Faron’s restaurants, strolling along the signposted footpaths, and visiting the Provence Allied Landings Museum and wild cat breeding centre (unique in Europe).
Rue des Arts Art district
In the old centre of Toulon, come discover the Rue des Arts ! More than just a street with shops, it is a whole neighbourhood dedicated to art and the fine art of living. Completely rehabilitated and inaugurated in May 2017, this hybrid hub of life offers a panorama of art and design as you stroll through its typical, shaded Provençal streets, thanks to the arrival of artgalleries, artists’ and designers’ studios, creative boutiques, craftsmen and bars.
Around each corner, you will discover little squares with bars and café terraces serving food and refreshments.
Toulon – Practical Information
Bureaux de Change in Toulon (closed on Sundays) :
- Bureau de Change du port
15, Quai Cronstadt – Tel. 04 94 92 60 40
On Port (near Naval Base)
Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
- Comptoir des Changes
28, Avenue Jean Moulin – Tel. 04 94 93 51 36
Near Police Station
Open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 – 12.30 a.m. and 2.00 – 5.30 p.m., or by appointment outside standard opening times.
Book a taxi with the Taxis Région Toulonnaise – Tel. 04 94 93 51 51
Post Offices :
- Toulon Louis Blanc – Place Louis Blanc
Open from 9.00 – 12.00 a.m. and 1.00 – 5.00 p.m.
Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
- Toulon Liberté – Rue Prosper Ferrero
Open from 8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. except on Tuesdays from 8.30 – 12.15 a.m. and 1.30 -6.00 p.m.
Saturdays from 8.30 – 12.15 a.m. and 1.30 – 4.30 p.m.
Access ramp and disabled facilities.
Nearby sightseeing :
Railway station, coach station and vehicle rentals: details available in the “Access and Transport” section of our website.
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