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Toulon


Toulon is a city in southern France on the Mediterranean coast. The city is the site of a major French naval base, and as of 2004, had an estimated population of 168,639.


Key Facts about Toulon


Here are some facts about Toulon:
  1. Toulon is a city in southern France on the Mediterranean coast.

  2. As of 2004, Toulon had an estimated population of 168,639.

  3. Toulon is believed to have been established in about the 2nd century BCE, when the Romans founded a colony on the present day site of the city known as Telo Martius.

  4. During the Roman period, Telo Martius was one of the principal dye manufacturing centers for the purple dye used for imperial robes. These were made from a local sea snail, murex, and acorns from oak trees.

  5. The province of Provence became part of France in 1486. Soon after in 1494, King Charles VIII of France began construction of a military port on the site.

  6. Today, Toulon is home to a major French naval base, is home to the French Mediterranean Fleet, and is the home port of the French aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle.



Weather in Toulon


Toulon has a Mediterranean climate. Summers are generally hot, and Winters mild. Rain is rare, but when it does occur, can be torrential.

A distinctive feature of Toulon's climate is the wind. Strong winds occur on average on about one third of days in the year. On occasion, winds from North Africa, known as Sirocco, can bear reddish sand carried from the Sahara.

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Michelin Marseille/Toulon/Nice, France Map No. 84 (Michelin Maps & Atlases)

By Michelin Travel Publications

Michelin Travel Publications
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Michelin Marseille/Toulon/Nice, France Map No. 84 (Michelin Maps & Atlases)
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An annually updated, detailed map of Marseille, Toulon, and Nice, showing primary and secondary road networks across the region, local services and many tourist attractions. Scale: 1/200,000 - 1cm=2km Legend/Key in French

Toulon City Map 1:12 500 IGN (English and French Edition)

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Institut Geographique National
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Toulon (France) Inkmap - maps for eReaders, sightseeing, museums, going out, hotels (English)

Verlag Inkmap
Released: 2014-08-08
Kindle Edition (243 pages)

Toulon (France) Inkmap - maps for eReaders, sightseeing, museums, going out, hotels (English)
 
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INKMAP 'Toulon, France' brings interactive maps to your eReader. An extensive list of restaurants, hotels, bars and museums selected by the editors, along with an alphabetical street directory, are directly linked to the respective detailed maps. INKMAP maps are specially optimized for eInk-Reader with touchscreen. They are high-contrast and contain three zoom levels. You can find more information, video tutorials and assistance at our website. With your purchase, you support OpenStreetMap: 10% of the proceeds will be donated to these organizations. We welcome feedback. Let us know what sort of map you want and help us improve INKMAP: www.inkmap.com

Marseille-Toulon-Nice (Michelin Maps) Revised Edition by Michelin Travel Publications published by Michelin Maps (1997)

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Marseille-Toulon-Nice (Michelin Maps) Revised Edition by Michelin Travel Publications published by Michelin Maps (1997)
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French Riviera (Cote d'Azur, Monaco & Marseilles): Travel Overview of the best places to visit in French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Toulon, Frejus, Marseilles, Mediterranean coast)

By Abby Dagmaar

Released: 2018-09-01
Kindle Edition (39 pages)

French Riviera  (Cote d Azur, Monaco & Marseilles): Travel Overview of the best places to visit in French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Toulon, Frejus, Marseilles, Mediterranean coast)
 
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France is a beautiful country. French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline. Many sunny days and warm water! Where is the best place for tourists in French Riviera? This book is overview of the best places to visit in this paradise on the Mediterranean coast!

Cruise Excursions On Your Own - European Cruise: Ports of Barcelona, Villafranche (Nice) and Provence (Toulon), France

By Nancy Berg

Released: 2013-09-15
Kindle Edition (69 pages)

Cruise Excursions On Your Own - European Cruise: Ports of Barcelona, Villafranche (Nice) and Provence (Toulon), France
 
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Take this handbook with you as you embark on your cruise of the Mediterranean ports of Barcelona, Spain; and Villafranche (Nice) and Provence (Toulon), France. Use this guide to enjoy your cruise without paying ridiculous prices for cruise ship excursions which can add hundreds of dollars to your vacation. This travel guide will provide you with detailed step-by-step instructions on how to make the most of your 8 to 10 hours in each port you will be visiting on your chosen cruise. The guide is meant to (1) save you money; and (2) to help you see all of the amazing sights that a port city has to offer.

Toulon (France) Trip Journal: Lined Travel Journal/Diary/Notebook With Toulon (France) Map Cover Art

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