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!May 8: Victory Day (national holiday)
Commemorates the Allied victory in Europe that ended World War II on this day in 1945. Various ceremonies are held around town.June 21: Fête de la Musique (celebrated nationwide)
Also celebrated internationally as World Music Day, for this festival many free concerts featuring all types of music are held in the streets and at various venues across Toulon.July 14: Bastille Day (national holiday)
This holiday celebrates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789, the key event marking the beginning of the French Revolution. It plays as a symbol of 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 War memorial, where a wreath is laid in memory of World War II martyrs of the Resistance, before 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, such as castles and private collections. A great opportunity for a lovely stroll through the city to admire architectural treasures!November 11: Remembrance Day (national holiday)
On this day, French citizens gather at war memorials to commemorate the signing of the 1918 Armistice officially bringing an end to the First World War.November –December: 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) December 31: New Year's Eve (national event)
On the night of December 31st, the atmosphere is particularly festive on the streets of Toulon, with families and friends celebrating the new year.
|Month||Min. Average Temperature (°C/F°)||Max. Average Temperature (°C/F°)||Average Rains (MM)||Best Time to Travel|
|January||6/43||13/55||83/3.3||Not the best period to go|
|February||6/43||13/55||70/2.8||Not the best period to go|
|March||8/46||16/61||49/1.9||Not the best period to go|
|April||10/50||18/64||66/2.6||Good period to go|
|May||14/57||22/72||43/1.7||Good period to go|
|June||17/63||26/79||29/1.1||Good period to go|
|July||20/68||30/86||7/0.3||Good period to go|
|August||20/68||30/86||30/1.2||Good period to go|
|September||17/63||26/79||56/2.2||Good period to go|
|October||14/57||21/70||108/4.3||Not the best period to go|
|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|
The 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. Bikes also offer an excellent alternative.
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 (between EUR 0.30 and 0.50 per 15 minutes). Numerous rental agencies are located near the airport and in the city centre (from EUR 10 per day).
Réseau Mistral (https://www.reseaumistral.com/en) is the largest bus/boat public transport network in France. With 64 bus lines and 3 maritime lines, it serves 12 municipalities within the Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée metropolitan area. Each year, the system is used by nearly 30 million passengers.
Over 300 kilometres of roads, 53 kilometres have been fitted with bike paths and lanes. Moreover, the city offers 165 mixed racks (for both cycles and motorbikes), for a total of 1,200 spots. Various bike rental agencies are available around the city centre (EUR 15 for 1 hour or EUR 30 for 1 day).
Upon your arrival in Toulon, you can get in touch with local tourism professionals for further information and to help organise your stayToulon Tourist Office
Offers practical information and useful recommendations (accommodation, restaurants, public transport, festivals, cultural events, etc).
In order to travel in the best conditions and for your health and safety, we invite you to check all information regarding preventive measures and best practices to be respected, available on the official website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
Your comfort, well-being and health are at the heart of Air France's concerns, and we want to help you prepare for your trip in the best way possible. Find out more about the measures taken to ensure safe travelling on our website: https://www.airfrance.fr/FR/en/common/page_flottante/information/coronavirus.htm#notre-engagement-sanitaire
See your doctor before you travel. It is also recommended to take out insurance covering medical expenses and repatriation before your trip. Toulon counts several hospitals and medical institutions, as well as quality medical practitioners and health specialists.
There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to France. For more information, contact Air France's international vaccination
Tap water is safe to drink in Toulon.
Here are a few basic French phrases that will make your stay in Toulon a little easier:
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.