Sport in Toulon
Not as glamorous as some of the other towns but Toulon is very much located on the Riviera. Home to RC Toulonnais (who play at the Stade Mayol), one of the most successful teams in recent years in French rugby’s Top 14 tournament, as well as on the continent in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
The nearby Mont Faron is a challenging climb that regularly features in cycling’s Paris-Nice and Tour Méditerranéen. The local region also hosts the famed Toulon Tournament, an annual under-21 football tournament featuring some of the world’s leading nations.
What to do in Toulon
Not considered as much of a must-see on the list of tourists to the French Riviera, Toulon does still have some sights to see. Walking around The Old Town with its narrow streets, squares and fountains is pleasant. Mont Faron overlooks the city and can be reached by cable car or a nerve-wracking drive up a steep and narrow road. The harbour is one of the largest in Europe, with the small nearby fishing port of Le Mourillon offering sandy beaches.
Where to stay in Toulon
Travelling to Toulon
Airport – The closest airport is Toulon-Hyères, being just 12 miles east of the city. Flight options are however extremely limited, with Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle being the only regular destinations, with several other European destinations only offering seasonal flights. A shuttle bus will take you to the city in approximately 30 minutes.
Close by airports with a wider ranger of connections include Marseille Provence Airport (90km away) and Nice Cộte d’Azur Airport (140km).
Ferry – Toulon has regular ferry crossing’s to the island of Corsica.
Train – Gare de Toulon is located a 10-15 minute walk from the city centre and has high speed trains to Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Paris.