The Toulon area of Provence, France is a beautiful region of sensational beaches, sun soaked countryside and towns of great cultural importance. Slightly removed from the tourist hotspots of the Cote d’Azur, Provence villas in Toulon offer a sensation mix of scenery, culture, food and activity, without the famously thick crowds of the beach resorts of the Var department.
The coast of Toulon is of massive appeal to anyone wishing to visit Toulon accommodation. The fine, golden sands of the Toulon coastline are an absolute delight. Baked with sun and lapped by crystal clear, warm Mediterranean waters, the beaches in the area could not be any more appealing, and with water temperatures warm enough to encourage swimming right through until late October, the summer never seems to end. There are a great range of beaches to choose from whilst staying in any self catering Toulon apartment, with a huge range of water sports readily available, from scuba diving to deep sea fishing.
Away from the coastline, a self catering Toulon apartment is an ideal base for walking, cycling and horse riding holidays too. There are many miles of paths leading along the coastline, but for serious outdoor sports enthusiasts, the trails leading from the coastal region of Toulon into the countryside towards Mont Faron will be of huge appeal. Walking, riding and climbing route maps are available from the Toulon tourist information offices.
The city of Toulon itself is a wonderful destination, set in a bay which nature couldn’t have designed any better. The large marina houses some wonderful yachts for sport, and throughout the year, things to do in Toulon are never in short supply, with festivals and concerts occurring throughout the year. The Toulon Tourist Information office has details of all the events and things to do in Toulon.
Bandol is regularly mentioned as the ultimate seaside town. The pine tree lined beaches are a dream, flanked by a highly natural region of creeks and inlets. The beaches are almost white in colour, and the clear, clean waters of the sea make it a scuba diving and snorkelling hotspot. The large marina is also home to many fine yachts and fishing boats for charter, as well as offering guided excursions.
Sanary-sur-Mer is a quintessential Mediterranean coastal town. The colourful houses, swaying palm trees and lively atmosphere creates a timelessly appealing feel to Sanary-sur-Mer, and the glorious beaches and challenging coastal paths make a Toulon apartment in Sanary-sur-Mer an absolute treat for anyone wishing to enjoy the finest of Toulon lifestyles.
Set a little in from the coastline, the village of Le Beausset is a perfectly peaceful place to find Toulon accommodation. Known for its beautiful, historic streets, Le Beausset is also excellently located for access to Toulon’s golf courses. Information on courses, green fees and access is available from the Toulon tourist information centre.
Swimming in the sea is a daily activity all the way from the start of May until the end of October, as the Toulon area basks in summer temperatures routinely breaking the 30?C during this period. July and August are the hottest months, with daily temperatures sometimes peaking at around 40?C. With over 280 days of sunshine a year, you are almost guaranteed good weather regardless of what time of year you decide to take Toulon accommodation.
Toulon’s Airport, the Toulon-Hyeres Airport (TLN) is located just a few miles from the centre of Toulon. Flights to Toulon Airport are provided by Ryanair, direct from London Stansted (STN), which, when considering the size of Toulon Airport, is quite remarkable. There is no need to take a hire car from Toulon accommodation, although, if you would like to really explore the whole region, a hire can be a huge asset.