The TPM area


From west to east, the vagaries of history and of architectural styles have made Toulon a city with many identities. Wander through the passages in the narrow lanes of the old centre to happen upon small squares with their refreshing water fountains.

Shopping in Toulon

Provencal markets

Every morning except Monday.

A hubbub of colours, scents and tastes, the street markets are one of the delights of Provence. Stroll along the Cours Lafayette and through the village of Mourillon and let yourself be tempted by the colourful displays of fruit, flowers and vegetables. Local farmers set out their stalls in the Cours Lendrin at the top end of the Cours Lafayette.

City centre shops and the Mayol shopping centre

Toulon is the ideal place to stop off for a spot of shopping. Wander its narrow lanes and you will find yourself popping in and out of the many boutiques and stores, laden with souvenirs, Provencal specialities or the latest styles with that special French fashion touch. The large Mayol shopping centre, open daily except Sunday from 9h30 to 19h30, is also well worth a visit. Do as the locals do, and take time out to savour a coffee on a café terrace in a shady square, to the soothing splashing of a fountain. 

The little train

Tickets on sale on departure.

The Mourillon tour

Take the complete tour of the city, taking in the Fort Saint-Louis, the Royal Tower, the beaches and the famous bay of Toulon.

Commentary in English on request.

Tour length: around 45 minutes.

The naval base

From June to August, Toulon naval base is open to visitors.  

An official identity document (e.g. passport) is required.

Commentary in French only.

Tour length: around 45 minutes.

Guided tour of the bay

A number of boats offer guided tours of the bay from the harbour, sailing past the naval base to the peninsula of Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer and offering fine views of the fortifications built by Vauban.

Love at first sight

"Tourisme et Handicap" certificate

The Tourisme et Handicap certificate, awarded by the association of the same name, exists to provide disabled visitors with information on site accessibility and any special facilities provided. The certificate guarantees that disabled visitors will find their needs catered for. The Toulon Tourist Office has been awarded the certificate for four categories of disability (motor, mental, hearing impairment and sight impairment): specially designed premises and documentation, induction loop system, a dedicated website, a specially trained team, etc.


Mayor : Hubert Falco

Town hall

Avenue de la République

83000 Toulon

Tel: 04 94 36 30 00

Fax: 04 94 36 86 36

Open to the public

Monday to Friday: 8h30 to 16h30.

Access for persons with reduced mobility via the main entrance.

Key figures

  • Population: 166,442
  • Surface area: 4,284 hectares