The City of Toulon is built between land and sea. The mounts bordering the city (Coudon, Faron, Baou de Quatre Aures, Croupatier and Mount Caume) are referred to as the “Mounts of Toulon”. Mount Faron – the most famous of them all – overlooks the city and is served by a cable car, unique on the Mediterranean coast! The Mounts of Toulon are popular outdoor activity venues for all ages and in all seasons.
Mount Faron and its cable car
Accessible on foot, by car, or by cable car, Mont Faron is Toulon’s mascot. Rising to an altitude of 584 metres, it overlooks the Bay of Toulon on one side and inland Var area on the other.
The cable car (unique on the Mediterranean coast) is without a doubt the least sporty but most picturesque way of enjoying the Faron’s panoramic vistas over the Var region. A host of activities await you at the summit, including the Provencal Landings Museum (Mémorial du Débarquement en Provence), wild cat breeding centre, signposted footpaths and picnic areas… Two restaurants go to complete the picture.
Take advantage of the cable car and wild cat breeding centre at discount prices.
For more infos about the cable car, discover our page “The Toulon cable car, a family outing to mont Faron”
Disabled facilities (cable car) :
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.
Discover the Var region from the Mounts of Toulon
Set by the coast and overlooking the whole local area, the Mounts of Toulon (Coudon, Faron, Baou de Quatre Aures, Croupatier and Mount Caume) are a genuine playground for walkers and hikers of all levels. From a relaxing walk to a sporty hike, their footpaths offer a wealth of scenic delights such as views over the coast, Golden Islands, Sainte Baume hill chain and inland countryside, remains of Iron Age settlements, fortresses, and ruined castles… Not forgetting their typical Mediterranean vegetation of “maquis” and “garrigue”. Enjoy Provence on your doorstep with the Mounts of Toulon!
The “Comité Départemental de Randonnée Pédestre” walking committee and local Tourist Offices host a week of free guided walks throughout the Var region in Autumn.
Specialist walking organisations and disabled-friendly footpaths
Union des Aveugles Civils du Var – Les Cannes Blanches
Le Condor – 163, Rue Cdt. Houot – La Rode
Tel. +33(0)4 94 36 02 26 – +33(0)6 30 28 18 79
Weekly excursions (and one on sundays with a qualified guide). Please contact them or check their website to know the dates.
Les Randonneurs Craurois
LA VALETTE DU VAR
Le Val d’Or – Bat B3 – Av. François Duchatel
Tel. +33(0)4 94 12 71 65
Regular walking tours led by volunteers. The off-road wheelchair lent by the “Comité Handisport 83″ (see sports section) can welcome even severely-handicapped participants and is suitable for the steepest terrains.
Official disabled-friendly footpaths :
For more information about disabled-friendly footpaths, please go on www.visitvar.fr
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