There are a number of festivals, holidays and other events celebrated in Toulon each year.
The main ones are listed below.
On the first of May, it is customary to offer a sprig of lily-of-the-valley to close ones. Many vendors occupy the pavement on that occasion!July 14: Bastille Day (national holiday)
This holiday celebrates both the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, the key event marking the beginning of the French Revolution, and the end of the privileges enjoyed by the clergy and the aristocracy. In Toulon, celebrations include a military parade down the Boulevard de Strasbourg, followed by a fireworks display set off from the bay and a huge dance party on the Place de la Liberté.August 15: Assumption Day (national holiday)
This celebration, still very popular in Toulon, is marked by religious ceremonies. Also on this day every year, the second major fireworks display of the summer is set off from Le Mourillon's beaches.August 28: Liberation Day (local event)
Commemorating the liberation of Toulon on this day in 1944, a procession makes its way through the city streets to the monument to war dead, where a wreath is laid in memory of Jean Moulin and Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny and the mayor delivers a speech.Third weekend in September: European Heritage Days (celebrated nationwide)
The aim of the European Heritage Days is to open up numerous sites and monuments, many of which are normally closed to the public. A great opportunity for a lovely stroll through the city to admire architectural treasures!November 22–December 31: Christmas Market (local event)
During the holiday season, the Place de la Liberté is transformed into a wonderland of wooden stalls, pine trees and Christmas decorations. A delight for visitors of all ages!December 25: Christmas (national holiday)
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|November||10/50||16/61||73/2.9||Not the best period to go|
|December||7/45||13/55||71/2.8||Not the best period to go|
Toulon-Hyères Airport is located about 19 kilometres (12 miles) east of Toulon and 3 kilometres (2 miles) south-east of Hyères.
The best options for getting around Toulon are public transport and rental cars.
Cars are a convenient way to get around Toulon. The city offers nearly 2,300 free parking spaces near the centre, plus a dozen enclosed commercial parking garages.
Réseau Mistral is the largest bus/boat public transport network in France. With 61 bus lines and 10 maritime lines, it serves 12 municipalities within the Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée metropolitan area. Each year, the system is used by nearly 29 million passengers.
Upon your arrival in Toulon, you can get in touch with local tourism professionals for further information and to help organize your stay.Toulon Tourist Office
Offers practical information and useful recommendations (accommodation, restaurants, public transport, festivals, cultural events, etc.).
There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to France. For more information, contact Air France's international vaccination
There are no specific food safety risks. French government authorities promote good hygiene practices and put in place strengthened control procedures for sites especially frequented by tourists during the summer months.Water
Tap water is safe to drink in Toulon.
Directory of foreign embassies and consulates in France
The directory made available online by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in French only) includes addresses and contact details for all foreign embassies and consulates in France:
To enjoy peace of mind during your stay in France, be sure to check with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your home country for the latest travel information and recommendations.
Here are a few basic French phrases that will make your stay in Toulon a little easier:
Hello / Good morning / Good afternoon: Bonjour (morning)
Good evening: Bonsoir
Goodbye: Au revoir
No, thank you: Non, merci
Thank you very much: Merci beaucoup
Please: S'il vous plaît
I don't understand: Je ne comprends pas
Could you repeat ?: Pouvez-vous répéter ?
What time is it ?: Quelle heure est-il ?
Excuse me: Excusez-moi
Train station: Gare
I'm (…): Je suis (…)
I'm looking for (…): Je recherche (…)
How much is (…)?: Quel est le prix de (…) ?
Do you have (…)?: Avez-vous (…) ?
Where can I find (…)?: Où puis-je trouver (…) ?
Where can I buy (…)?: Où puis-je acheter (…) ?
I'd like (…): Je voudrais (…)
In Toulon like elsewhere in France, a service charge is always included in the bill. If you are particularly pleased with the service, you may certainly leave a few extra euros on the table. But this additional tip is neither expected nor necessary.