Although Toulon is the Var region’s largest city, its coast has maintained all of its original charm, with unspoiled shores, footpaths and gardens abounding with Mediterranean vegetation, and the typical Mourillon quarter… In short, all the wonderful atmosphere of the South of France !
Have a walk on the coast of Toulon with this video (duration 1’15 minutes) by the video department of the city hall.
The coastal footpath
Stretching from the Tour Royale tower to Méjean cove, via the Mourillon beaches, this gorgeous footpath set directly overlooking the waves is several kilometres long and lined with Mediterranean vegetation. Dotted with family beaches and secret little creeks, it offers a wonderful nature walk in both summer and winter. You will also love seeing the ancient fishermen’s cottages overhanging the sea.
As nature is fragile, some sections of the footpath may be closed temporarily. Please respect the instructions in order to preserve our environment.
Leaflet, map… Find out more infos about the coastal footpath on Toulon Provence Méditerranée website (in French only)
The coastal parks and gardens of Toulon
Popular strolling venues for all ages, the tropical garden (Jardin d’Acclimatation) located on Littoral Frédéric Mistral, Tour Royale garden and gardens bordering the Mourillon beaches offer spectacular panoramic views over the bay. Topped with play areas and staging major events throughout the year, Toulon’s coastal parks and gardens are part of everyday life in all seasons!
The Tour Royale can be visited in summer only. Please contact the Tourist Office for more details.
The Mourillon quarter
Originally a fishermen’s village, the Mourillon quarter still boasts its original, picturesque architecture. Its daily market, chic little boutiques, many restaurants and seaside location make it Toulon’s most coveted quarter.
So if you fancy a shellfish platter facing the sea, a spot of jogging on the beach, listening to some jazz on a summer evening or admiring a firework display, take time out to live life at the Mourillon pace !
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