What you should know before hiring a car in Toulon
|Toulon city centre|
|Hyères Le Palyvestre Airport (TLN): 11 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Toulon: practical information
Where to rent a car in Toulon
Fancy a trip to southern France? Toulon is just the place. Once you book your flights to Toulon Airport, check out the car hire offers available. The airport has a new dedicated area for rental cars, located close to the P3 car park. Choose from Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise or Europcar.
Car hires are also available in nearby Marseille. Look for any of the dozen rental car companies near the main train station in the city centre. As for in Toulon itself, it’s best to pick up a car hire at the airport.
Driving in Toulon: parking and other tips
Toulon is a small city so driving around the city shouldn’t be too much of a hassle, especially if you’re used to driving in London! Parking in the city centre can be tricky however, so make sure you book a hotel in Toulon with a car park available for guests to use.
The old town of Toulon is generally pedestrian-only, with small and narrow streets so it’s recommended to park your rental car outside this area and explore the squares and sights on foot.
Road trips from Toulon: what to do, what to see
Cosmopolitan Nice is the perfect day trip from Toulon with a rental. It’s about a two hour drive to the east, along the coast. The drive is incredibly scenic so there’s no time wasted in driving! Don’t miss the Baie des Anges, the Museum of Modern Contemporary Art and of course the smooth-stone beaches beaches!
Marseille is the second biggest city in France and the hub of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region. It’s one of the oldest cities in Europe and today’s it’s a far cry from the Marseille featured in Cézanne’s paintings. Discover the colourful markets, the beautiful Calanques that jut out from the sea and the Panier area with all its historical delights.
Avignon is the famous city that the Popes all fled to when leaving the corruption of Rome behind in the 14th century. It’s a city with plenty of history to discover and it’s no surprise that the Papal Palace is the highlight on the tourist map. Avignon is a great city to discover by bike, or via a river cruise along the Rhone.