Toulon is the 9th largest urban community in France, on the Provencal coastline in a perfectly protected bay. It offers all the cultural and commercial benefits of the 3rd largest city in the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. Toulon was recently voted among the best six beach cities in Europe by The Guardian daily. Close to the bay of Saint-Tropez, Toulon is blessed with a wonderful variety of inland attractions and clement weather all year round. The bay of Toulon enjoys particularly favorable sailing conditions. Toulon is one of the major cruise ports in France and the leading port for ferry crossing to Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and the Balearic Islands. The bay offers 4000 pleasure boat berths over the 8 ports in the bay, as well as strong connections with local industry, and 5 shipyards.
Christopher Ackland from the Port of Toulon tells us more his role, and the companies around the port offering services.
ALL WEATHER PORT
The marinas of Toulon take advantage from an exceptional geographical position. The bay of Toulon is known as one of the most beautiful in Europe, naturally sheltered from winds and situated close to some of the major yachting destinations in the Mediterranean sea.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
Navy presence offers the assurance of an optimal protection of the quaysides and berths.
The harbour area is subject to the ISPS code. Sites are covered by round the clock video surveillance and restricted access.
Close to the business aviation airports of Le Castellet and Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the port of Toulon also has easy access to Toulon-Hyères, Marseille Provence and NiceCôte d’Azur international airports as well as the TGV train station in Toulon for direct links with Paris and Roissy/Charles-de-Gaulle airport.