Toulon is in the department of the Var which has a population of 898,441 covering an area of 5,973 km². Situated within the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote-d'Azur, the region has a population of 4,506,151 covering an area of 31,400 km²
The capital of the Region is Marseille, Toulon has a local population of 165,514
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A town in southern France, a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast and a great place to visit in your hire car, Toulon is the capital of the Var department and is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region. It's the fourth largest city on the coast after Marseille, Nice and Montpellier.
It is an important centre for fishing and wine making.
The Old Town is one of the main sights in Toulon. This historic centre, located between the port, the Cours LaFayette and the Boulevard de Strasbourg is a pedestrian delight with narrow streets, squares and fountains. Home to the Toulon Cathedral and the celebrated Provencal market, taking a stroll around the Old Town is definately something you have to do.
The Upper Town is also a worthwhile visit. This neighborhood includes sights such as the Toulon Opera and the Place de la Liberté among many others.
The Harbour and Arsenal, one of the largest in Europe, is also a must-see to get the feel of this maritime town. A number of museums are also present, so if you're interested in the history Toulon has to offer, make sure to check them out.
Local cuisine is also delighful, heavily influenced by the Mediterranean and Provence. Among the traditional food, there are also the local "Smash Sandwich", a common sandwich avaliable thoughout Toulon.
Toulon also has a railway station, offering services to Marseille, Nice, Paris and regional destinations. The port is also the main port of depatures to Corsica.
The Toulon-Hyères Airport serves the city, near Toulon and 3 kilometres southeast of Hyères.