Rising steeply from a fortified natural harbour, Toulon overlooks one of the most beautiful stretches of coast on the French Mediterranean. This spectacular seascape shaped the town’s destiny: a great military port ever since Roman times, it remains the home of the French navy. A busy, vibrant, cosmopolitan town, capital of the Var département and of the western Riviera, Toulon is the gateway into a string of little beach resorts, attractive peninsulas and offshore islands loved by Provençal locals but less well known to outsiders. Toulon’s own waterfront has flowery promenades, a lively leisure port, wide quaysides and sandy beaches.
Housed in a 19th-century Renaissance mansion, Toulon’s Art Museum displays several centuries of Provençal art up to the present, with many evocative local scenes. 113 boulevard Leclerc, 04 9436 8101
Bars and clubs cluster near the port and Le Mourillon beaches. Many are not sophisticated and reflect Toulon as a hardworking, down-to-earth naval base. Le 113 (113 avenue de l’Infanterie de Marine, 04 9403 4241) offers dinner-dances and shows during the week, disco at weekends. La Part des Anges (57 rue Lamalgue, Le Mourillon, 04 9403 0631) is a convivial late bar hosting live gigs, karaoke sessions and dance nights. Opéra de Toulon (Boulevard de Strasbourg, 04 9492 7078), an elegant 19th-century theatre, stages modern dance, ballet, opera and concerts ranging from classical to jazz.
New Hotel Amirauté - 4 Rue Adolphe Guiol 83000 Toulon, France
Tel: +33 (0)4 94 22 19 67 Website: www.new-hotel.com/amiraute/en/index.asp
Situated in the centre of Toulon, close to Place de la Liberté, the train station, the harbour and the Marina, the New Hotel Amiraute is a good starting point to enjoy this lively city. Shopping centres, restaurants, cinemas and museums (Hotel des Arts, musée de Toulon, musée de la Marine) are all within a short distance of the property. The hotel features a modernly equipped meeting room hosting up to 30 people, Wi-Fi Internet connection and a helpful and friendly staff at your complete disposal to make your stay as pleasant as possible.
Aéroport International de Toulon-Hyères (TLN)
Tel.: +33 (0) 825 01 83 87
Tel.: +33 (0) 494 18 53 00
CityJet Flights from London LCY to Toulon
CityJet is the fastest and most convenient way to Toulon. Flights from London City LCY to Toulon are a convenient two-times-per-week service with a flight time of just 2 hours.
Toulon Airport is 23km to the centre of Toulon taking just 20 minutes by car, only 10 kilometres to the beautiful port of Sanary-Sur-Mer and 45 minutes drive to St. Tropez making it the perfect gateway to the French Riviera.
Check-in generally closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.