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Toulon - Travel

How To Get There


How to get to the city   

Air:         Toulon-Hyeres Palyvestre

                40 minutes drive from the Stade Mayol

                Tel: 04 94 00 83 83



                Marseille Provence Airport

                70 minutes drive from the Stade Mayol

                04 42 14 14 14



                Airport Nice Cote d'Azur

                100 minutes drive from the Stade Mayol

                0820 423 333



Rail:       Paris-Toulon: 3 hrs 50 mins by TGV

                Lyon-Toulon : 2 hrs 30 min by TGV

                Train Timetable info : Tel 08 91 67 68 69




Road      Toulon is well served by the motorway network:

                Marseille-Toulon: 45 minutes via A50

                Nice-Toulon: 1 hour 30 mins via A8

                Paris-Toulon : 7 hrs 30 mins

                Lyon-Toulon : 3 hrs 20 mins.


Parking Parking spaces are available at Parking Mayol (under the Stadium-1366 places)

                or Faculties Mayol-2 ( next to the Stadium-1024 places)


 Bus        The stadium is served by the bus network Mistral:

                Lines 3, 7, 23, 40 and 191 stop at Mayol


 How to reach the stadium          It is a 15-minute walk from Gare de Toulon (SNCF)

                By bus: le reseau Mistral" , Numbers 3, 7,23 40 and 191 to Mayol stop.


Stadium Name  Stade Felix Mayol

Stadium Address              53 rue Melpomene



Club       Rugby Club Toulonnais

Founded              1908


Toulon play their home games at Stade Mayol, although they have begun to take high-profile matches to the    60,000-seat Stade Velodrome in Marseille, playing one   match there in 2008/09 and two in both 2009/10 and 2010/11.


The City of Toulon : An Introduction

Situated in the Provence region, under the protection of Mont Feron at the southern end of the French Alps and bordered by the Cote d’Azzure of the Mediterranean sea, Toulon is a city approximately the size of Cork.

There’s more than a great climate to tempt visitors to Toulon. Nestled between a mountain range and a large bay, there is plenty to see and do in this small industrial port city.

There is an old town dating back to the Middle Ages, a harbour area with shops and restaurants and a new town home to the main square (Place de la Liberte). There are several beaches to choose from, daily markets and a cable car that will take you to the top of Mount Faron, overlooking Toulon.

Toulon is steeped in literature and art, probably most famously known as the location of the infamous prison,the”Bagne of Toulon” in Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables.

Getting around Toulon


Tourist Office

12 place Louis Blanc



The Etap chain of budget hotels has a branch right next to the stadium

The Holiday Inn in Toulon is in the city centre.

The Ibis chain have a branch in the centre of Toulon

The budget Grand Hotel Dauphine is right in the middle of things.

You could try where locals often advertise rooms for the night.




Updated October 2015



Copyright Miles & Miles Publishing 2015




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