Toulon: Narrow streets, small squares and lovely fountains
Toulon is a charming city in southern France and an important military harbor on the Mediterranean coast. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur region, the recently restored old town of Toulon is a pedestrian area with narrow streets, small squares and many fountains.
Although Toulon itself is a worthwhile destination for a vacation, many other treats lie in the surrounding area and our excursions offer the best deals on the key sights in this lovely region.
Come ashore from your luxury MSC cruise ship and travel with us further afield to Aix-en-Provence, the capital of Provence, characterized by historic monuments, elegant squares, many fountains and home to a renowned international music festival.
Alternatively, the seaside holiday resort of Cassis with its picturesque fishing port, harbor-side cafes and shady streets makes for an idyllic day out: stroll the town and visit the open-air artists’ market and perhaps return to the ship with a Provencal watercolour as a memento of your trip.
The Provence coast is home to many lovely medieval villages and just outside Toulon lies Hyères, an historic town with a medieval quarter whose palm-lined streets and quaint charm offers a taste of picture-postcard France. Finally, Bandol has an interesting literary heritage (popular with Thomas Mann and the French writer Marcel Pagnol) and the excellent sandy beaches here would make this outing fun for children, too.
Port average temperature
Toulon has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by abundant and strong sunshine, dry summers, and rain which is rare but sometimes torrential; and by hot summers and mild winters. Because of its proximity to the sea, the temperature is relatively moderate. The average temperature in January, the coldest month, is 9.3° C, the warmest of any other city in metropolitan France.
In January the maximum average temperature is 12.7°C. and the average minimum temperature is 5.8°C. The average temperature in July, the warmest month, is 23.9°C., with an average maximum of 29.1°C. and an average minimal temperature of 18.8°C. Toulon is the city with the most sunshine annually in France; an average of 2,899 hours per year.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.