Explore the region

Tourist guides

Explore the Toulon Provence Méditerranée region, along the coast or inland, with the help of one of the many tourist guides published by the metropolitan area and available free of charge from the local tourist offices.

Destination Toulon Provence Méditerranée

Discover (or rediscover) all that the region has to offer.

Interested in nature? Heritage? Lifestyle? Water sports and activities? These 96 pages will help you find a tiny corner of paradise and/or choose from a range of activities guaranteed to keep boredom at bay plus, of course, listing all the events not to be missed.

The coastal path guidebook: the best coastal walks

Explore some of the 84 kilometres of coastline between Six-Fours and Hyères, along the coastal path once used by patrolling Customs officers on the lookout for smugglers. The views are amazing and the variety of plant life fascinating.  The guidebook includes a glossary of fauna and flora and a list of sites of particular natural interest, in a handy format that slips easily into a pocket.

Parks and gardens

The towns making up the Toulon Provence Méditerranée metropolitan area offer a wide variety of parks and gardens for the enjoyment of visitors and residents, ranging from botanical gardens for those with a taste for the exotic to contemporary gardens, romantic gardens or even canal boat rides. All kinds of species are featured, from the most rustic and local to the most refined. The guide opens up a panorama of landscapes in two sections: one dedicated to gardens and the other to the plants to be found in our landscapes.

The best ports of call: TPM ports

This guide tells you all you need to know about the region's ports. Location, capacity, facilities, contact details – all the information to help you choose your port of call. And you can be sure of finding plenty of activities, on land and sea, to interest you, in the vicinity of each port.

Stopover in Toulon Provence Méditerranée

Are you taking a cruise stopping off at Toulon or La Seyne? Then this guide is for you! As soon as you step off the gangplank, set off to explore the old town of Toulon, La Seyne or one of the other towns in the metropolitan area. Breathe in the scents of the Provencal street markets, visit the historical sites and places of interest. The guide includes maps and transport information to help you get around on foot, by bus or by boat.  

Levantine citadels

Explore some of the many fortifications to be found in the area. Along the coast, in hilltop towns or narrow, winding village lanes, these citadels can be reached on foot, by bike or by boat. These two roadmaps include sketches, anecdotes, cartoon strips and helpful information on getting around.

Walking the fortifications

Gun batteries, forts and cannon emplacements all played their part in protecting the coast over the centuries. There are many such fortifications to be found throughout the TPM area and this guide, which includes drawings, helpful information and a glossary, will help (re)acquaint you with their history.  

The Salins d'Hyères salterns

This protected natural site is considered one of the most remarkable of the entire Var coastline. Over 200 bird species and close on 300 plant varieties have been identified here. Learn about the history and the flora and fauna of the salterns, from the days of salt production in the last century to the use made of the site today. The final pages of the guide contain a game that will encourage children to seek out more information about the site. 

Audio-guided heritage tours

This new kind of guide offers an alternative approach to the region's heritage. Scan one of the codes it contains into your smartphone to hear an audio-guide relate the history of one of the many historic and iconic sites to be found in our towns. 

These practical guides are updated every year and are available free of charge from TPM town halls and tourist offices or for download below.