Toulon Hyeres lies in the southwest of Cannes and in the East of Marseille. It is a fortress and modern town and also the principal naval base of France, with the headquarters of the Mediterranean fleet and is filled with hundreds of sailors wandering in its streets.
It was often considered in the past as a rough diamond lying in the Mediterranean Sea compared with its glittering coastal counterparts.
Toulon Hyeres is renowned for its beautiful natural harbor which is surrounded by many hills crowned by forts.
There is a large breakwater that protects the harbor to the eastern side along with the great peninsula of Cap Sici on the western side.
The port of Toulon offers more than 1240 berths for yachts and a great approach from the sea and the Grande Rade is an excellent place to sail while visiting the French Riviera. These conditions have contributed to make Toulon Hyeres a renowned yacht charter destination in the area.
The city of Toulon Hyeres boasts a Naval Museum, a fascinating Museum of Art and Archeology and also a Cathedral along its numerous chic streets lined with many cafes and fashionable boutique.
For most of the visitors, it is a great place to wander, window the many shops and watch the world go by at the waterfront watching the array of yachts sail in and out of Darse Vielle.
There are numerous places that are worth a visit in Toulon Hyeres and the famous Museum of the French Navy is one of them, it lies on the West side of the port.
You will have the opportunity to see many interesting naval models of ships dating back till the 18th century and also displays showing the history of the Navy and of the port.
The Natural History Museum is also worth visiting with its large collection of dinosaurs, mammals and minerals from the area.
Toulon Hyeres enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with long warm sunny days, but there is also 115 days of strong winds.
Yacht charterers are particularly recommended to take precaution with the sudden extremely strong mistral winds blowing from the North and the northwest.