Best Things To Do in Toulon, France

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Things to do in Toulon are aplenty. Here are a few must visit places.

  • The Old Town: The historical centre of the city has many places to be visited. The harbour and promenade, Tour de l’horloge (a clock tower), the fountains in Place Puget and The Cathedral of Saint Marie de la Seds are a the most important of them.
  • The New Town: It is also known as Haute Ville, as it was built in the higher part of the town. This part of the town include the oper house and the Place de la Liberté.
  • Museums: There are many museums worth seeing in the city of Toulon like the Bibliothèquemunicipaleet Museum d'histoirenaturelle, The Navy Museum, The Museum of Tour Royale and the boat museum.
  • Beaches: The town has several beaches where you can hang out and relax on a lousy day.

Guided Tours

  • Telepherique du Mont Faron: A cablecar tour from Mont Faron. Boulevard Amiral Jean Vence, 83200 Toulon, France.
  • Le JLD’A: A yacht tour around the sea. Carre du Port de Toulon, 83000 Toulon, France.

Below we have a list of things to do in Toulon and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Toulon getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Toulon with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Toulon

Here is the list of things to do in Toulon and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Gare Du Telepherique Du Mont Faron


    Another limestone mountain that’s excellent for rock-climbers, Mont Faronrises is situated 580 metres above the sea level. However, you don’t need to risk your neck to enjoy the spectacular views from this mountain’s top. This cable car from the city will take you to the summit, where you can kill several hours doing… whatever:rock-climbing, VTT (mountain) biking, joggi...Read more
  2. Stade Mayol

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    Stade Mayol


    Though the stadium, in the heart of the city, is multipurpose it is primarily used for rugby games. It is the home stadium to RC Toulonnais. The stadium is named after a local popular singer, who invested his own wealth into the building of this place. The stadium is especially popular for its chant – the Piloupilou, which describes the Toulonnaise as conquering primitive warriors. Try an...Read more
  3. Cours Lafayette

    Food And Drinks, Cafe, Restaurant, Leisure

    This is a classic pedestrian street-cum-French market. Vibrant and bustling with shoppers and traders, the market truly comes alive on Saturdays and Sundays. The produce here looks like a treasure trove - fruits and vegetables and meats and breads and cheeses and clothing and flowers. You can shop and shop and shop till you drop - drop into one of the many cafés here, that is. As you res...Read more
  4. Musee National De La Marine Toulon


    This historical and naval museum presents exhibits showcasing the development of the Toulon Port. Most of the collection revolves around model ship of vessels from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Other than that the highlights are: Naval painting Naval weaponry and uniforms Marine instruments The imperial canoe of Napolean Exhibits on Toulon’s role of power in the Franco-Russian...Read more
  5. Carqueiranne

    Beach, Waterfront, Leisure, Adventure

    This seaside commune, close to Toulon, is popular with windsurfers, who frequent the excellent Almanarre Beach. But there is another reason it is famous for. In 1944, the body of an unknown man was found washed up here; in 1998, a bracelet was found in the sea south of Marseille; and in 2000, a crashed P-38 Lightning aircraft was found near Marseille too. It is suspected that the body was of An...Read more
  6. The Opera House

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    The Opera House

    Opera House

    It was a pity before that the opera house used to be open to visitors for shows only. No longer – entry to the venue is now free and you don’t even have to buy a ticket to the show. But buy one anyway because it is still worth it - the performances are terrific and intense. It’s a beautiful building, designed by Garnier in the 19th century (the same on who made the Paris opera...Read more
  7. Beaches At La Londe Les Maures


    This commune east of Toulon has some pretty awesome beaches to its name. Summer is the best time to visit – kayaking, fishing and people watching here thrives at that time. There are four main beaches: Miramar Beach: To get to Miramar Beach, you have to cross a pretty port stuffed to the gills with restaurants; at the end of the port is the beach. It’s not shaded, which can be a tu...Read more
  8. La Seyne-sur-mer And Les Sablettes Beach

    Beach, Water Body, Waterfront, Leisure

    This commune, situated west of Toulon, found its industry in ship-building but is today shifting to tourism. As such, there is a wonderful family beach here you must check out – the Les Sablettes Beach (Plage des Sablettes). It’s non-commercial, long and sandy, and there’s a pretty and small promenade that runs along it. There are restaurants nearby where you can pop in for a ...Read more
  9. Anse De Magaud

    Beach, Water Body, Waterfront, Leisure

    This beautiful Cove and pebble beach is all blue waters, pine trees, high cliffs – a true jewel of France. You can either walk along the shore, or dive into the crystal clear water for a swim, or even scubadive to the sea bed. The people and bird watching is fantastic. You may find artists selling paintings. It is peaceful and it is perfect. Close by, a restaurant offers gourmet Mediterra...Read more
  10. Anse De Mejean

    Beach, Water Body, Waterfront, Leisure

    Pebble beach, crystal waters, pine trees and high cliffs – this beach is the twin sister to Magaud Cove. Even the activities are identical – swim, dive, walk, people watch, bird watch, or sun-bathe. The restaurant is the east of the beach, past Point Mejean. The only other additional activity here is something you have to ask the locals – ask them where the stairs to Our Lady ...Read more
  11. Museum D'histoire Naturelle De Toulon Et Du Var

    Natural History Museum

    Displaying about 75000 items, this museum exhibits anthropological, zoological, geological, archaeological and botanical specimens. As most of the items are reserved for research, not all of the collection is made available to visitors. The institution itself is quite old – it was established in 1888. In recent decades, the museums collection have begun to focus increasingly on Provence a...Read more
  12. Place De La Liberte

    Historical Site, Monument, Statue, Square

    This place was commissioned in 1858 by the Toulon Ministry of War. It’s said to represent the spirit of modern Toulon, but it wasn’t until 1889 that it became known as Freedom Square. The highlights here are: The Grand Hotel – Once requisitioned by occupying forces in WWII, the building now holds the Liberty theatre. Tower of the Caissed'Epargne. The Fountain of The Federatio...Read more
  13. Jardin Alexandre Ier Toulon


    In 1850, when the city with expanding, it really seriously considered the need for a green space. Thus, the Garden was born, and named in honour of King Alexander of Yugoslavia. Here you can find: A band stand Two children’s playgrounds A fish pond The door of the Church of Our Lady of Courtine in Six-Fours A statue of the sculptor Pierre Puget A carved bust of the poet Jean Aicard A war...Read more
  14. Statue Of Men Playing Cards

    Statue, Square

    It’s a charming enough square, but the highlight is definitely the statue right in the middle of it. Two seated sculptures are playing cards against each other, and your tourist bucket list absolutely demands that you click a picture of them with you in it.
  15. Musee D'art

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    Musee D'art

    Art Museum

    Housed in a beautiful 19th century building, this museum serves up a wonderful collection of archaeological objects, 19th and 20th century paintings, and photographs. The highlights are as follows: Paintings by provence artists such as Paul Guigou, Auguste Aiguier, Felix Ziem, Monticelli Adolphe and Courdouan Vincent. A collection of Realist and Minimalist style paintings. About 400 photograph...Read more