Toulon Tourism

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.

Essential travel information and Toulon tips for your visit

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The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of 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)
  • How safe is Toulon for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Toulon.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.63 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 34.38 (Low)
    • Attacks 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 34.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Toulon is 184.9 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 78.89 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 40.23 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 10 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 83.48 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 78.47 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.44 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 89.44 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.38 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.57 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 91.96 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.66 USD

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

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