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Toulon, France

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Area Information

Toulon is a town, port, and capital city of Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur région, within south-eastern France. Toulon serves as France’s principal naval base. Here there is an arsenal, the most important of the Mediterranean dry-docks, and shipbuilding yards. The old town of Toulon includes the historic centre located between the port, the Boulevard de Strasbourg, and the Cours Lafayette. This is a pedestrian area with narrow streets, small squares, and many fountains. The area is also home to the celebrated Provencal market which takes place every morning on the Cours Lafayette, featuring local products.

Business Information

The western gateway of the Côte d’Azur, Toulon has excellent train connections as well as ferry services, a brand new bus station, and an international airport at neighbouring Hyères. The nearest airport is the regional Toulon-Hyères Airport. Toulon is served by the Gare de Toulon railway station, offering services to Marseille, Nice, Paris and regional destinations. The port of Toulon is the main port of departure for ferries to Corsica. The A50 auto route connects Toulon to Marseille, the A57 auto route runs from Toulon to Le Luc, where it connects to the A8.

Entertainment And Dining Out

The Naval Museum in Toulon is impressive. Housed in an imperial arsenal building for heightened maritime effect, the Musée de la Marine provides a fascinating insight into Toulon’s water-based endeavours. There is an exhibit of intricate scale models of old ships, and historic paintings of the city. When you are hungry, try ‘la cade toulonnaise’, a local speciality composed of chickpea flour. Le Chantilly is just one place where this delicacy is served along with a range of pancakes or more substantial dishes if you prefer.

Transport Information

The western gateway of the Côte d’Azur, Toulon has excellent train connections as well as ferry services, a brand new bus station, and an international airport at neighbouring Hyères. The nearest airport is the regional Toulon-Hyères Airport. Toulon is served by the Gare de Toulon railway station, offering services to Marseille, Nice, Paris and regional destinations. The port of Toulon is the main port of departure for ferries to Corsica. The A50 auto route connects Toulon to Marseille, the A57 auto route runs from Toulon to Le Luc, where it connects to the A8.

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