Flights to Toulon-Hyères airport depart from London Stansted with Ryanair, and direct flight times average around 2 hours long. Visitors may also fly from Birmingham airport, with Air France, yet this route necessitates a changeover in Paris Charles de Gaulle, so flight times take a minimum of 5 hours. Toulon-Hyères airport is 18 km east of Toulon, and a bus route operates from the airport to the main train station four times per day. You can reach the city of Toulon via the highway, or take the scenic route along the coastline.
Nestled between Marseille and Nice, Toulon has a history stretching back to the Middle Ages. The historical centre of the town features intricate weaving streets, an ancient fountain in Place Puget, built in the 1700s, and the Saint Marie de la Seds Cathedral, with an impressive collection of 18th century art. In the New Town, visitors will find the central square, the Place de la liberté, and if visiting in winter will see it transformed into an ice rink. Opera fans should pay a visit to the beautiful 19th century Opera House, though will need to buy a ticket for a performance in order to go inside.