Discovering Toulon and the Surrounding Region
In the Var Department, the University of Toulon is located in the heart of the Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée urban conglomeration. The University of Toulon also has satellite campuses located in Draguignan and Saint-Raphaël, benefitting from all the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region has to offer.
The Var : The spirit of Provence and a touch of French Riviera flair.
With more than 430km of Mediterranean coastline, the Var is the number one tourist destination in France. The diversity of its landscapes (beaches, inlets, islands, mountains, gorges, lakes, rivers) and seaside resorts, villages, vineyards, historic abbeys or chapels illustrate its rich history. The Var Department is famous for its wine-making, horticultural, and botanical traditions : fine wines, olive oil, honey, truffles, figs, and chestnuts.
Toulon in the heart of a modern and ambitious urban community
Situated on one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe, Toulon evidently revolves around the Mediterranean Sea. Thanks to its strategic location, Toulon is the second largest military port in France. At the foot of the Baou, Faron, and Coudon mountains, surrounded by seaside resorts, Toulon is a dynamic and athletic city with excellent professional rugby and basketball teams.
The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, a region with a long history and rich culture
The PACA region, with its history, geographical location, and culture treasures strongly influenced by waves of immigration, is a melting pot and a Euro-Mediterranean crossroads. The region is full of architectural and urban remnants of its rich past (aqueducts, temples, ramparts, cobblestone roads, amphitheatres and numerous perfectly preserved monuments. The PACA region’s cultural identity is also unique in France. International festivals (300 festivals and over 2000 shows) and local events combine to make the PACA one of the most artistic and culturally dynamic regions in France.