Toulon is a sizeable city between Marseille and Nice on the beautiful French Riviera. It has a naturally sheltered port and great views from Faron Hill which once served as a lookout point.
Toulon has several beaches which can be crowded in midsummer. The Cap Brun and Anse Magaud beaches are more difficult to reach via a cliff footpath but they are quieter for sunbathing, fishing, boating and swimming. The smaller bay at St Cyr-sur-Mer, about 20km drive from Toulon holiday apartments, is popular with families and kitesurfers. Explore the Old Town and harbour, which has a long history as a military port. The trompe l’oeil wall murals in Toulon depicting scenes of galleons or famous places are well worth looking for. Browse the local art galleries for some interesting local paintings as souvenirs. Go shopping at the Space Mayol Mall or head for the daily morning market on Cours Lafayette to buy regional produce. In winter, visitors can go skating on the Place de la Liberte or attend the festive Christmas market in the square.
The highlights of Toulon are the 11th century cathedral with numerous religious artworks and the Place Puget with its fountain and dolphin sculpture. Ride the cable car to the top of Mont-Faron hill where there is an interesting Memorial Museum. Other museums to be visited from your Toulon holiday apartment are the La Dives Boat Museum, the Museum of Tour Royale in one of the numerous historic forts in the Toulon area, and the Naval Museum on Place Monsergue. The Mont-Faron Zoo also makes a fun family day out.
The area around Toulon holiday rentals enjoys warm sunny summers and mild winters due to its proximity to the Mediterranean. Temperatures in July and August reach an average 29°C (84°F) and above with up to 12 hours sunshine per day. Winters are dry and temperatures drop to around 11°C (52°F) by day in December and January with cool breezes. The area has most rain in the autumn with light showers at any time of year. Spring and autumn are pleasant and sunny, making the area ideal for holidays throughout the year.
The main airport serving Toulon holiday rentals is Toulon-Hyères (TLN) Airport which is about 3 km southeast of Hyères and 25km east of Toulon. It has direct flights from many European cities including Liverpool and London Stanstead with budget airline Ryanair. Connections can also be made via Paris-Orly, Rotterdam, Brest and Ljubljana. Marseille Provence (MRS) Airport is about 86 km away and is easy to reach by car along the A50 coastal road.