Visit Toulon - Best of Toulon

Located in the Southern part of the country, in the western French Riviera, Toulon, France is a medium-sized city and a huge military base on the Mediterranean. It is a home to more than 559,421 inhabitants.

The history of Toulon traces back to the Palaeolithic era. It is also said to be a Greek Colony in the 7th Century BC. It was later Christianized in the 5th century. In the late 1400s, when Provence became a part of France, a royal port was built. It helped in successfully resisting many sieges during the 15-18th centuries, though there were a few annexations. After the destruction of port and parts of the city during the world wars, the city regained its glory by 1974.

The old town of Toulon is historic with beautiful boulevards and ancient cathedrals. Though it was mostly in ruins, the government restored many fountains and monuments to attract tourists. The town is renowned for its harbour and arsenal, fountains, old architectural sites and fortifications that serve as a focal point for thousands of visitors every year.

From when to visit to where to stay to what to see, here is all the information you will require for your Toulon travel itinerary.

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  • Beware of thieves in places like Destal and University Campus of Toulon.

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Facts and Stats for Toulon*

  • Pollution Statistics in Toulon

    Know the pollution level of Toulon before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • Toulon: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Toulon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Toulon.

    • Burglary and Theft 21.43 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.71 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.29 (Low)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 35.71 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.57 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.83 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Toulon - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 79.03 (High)
    • Pollution Index 40.23 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 83.29 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 87.04 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 16.41 (Very High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 71.54 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Toulon

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Toulon

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.56 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 95.39 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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