Car Hire Toulon Train Station
Address & Contact DetailsPlace De L Europe, Gare Sncf Hall Loueurs, Toulon, 83000. Tel: 0 820 611 645
24-hour drop off
Car hire at Toulon Train StationToulon is a busy port city in the South of France, and gateway to Provence and the Côte d’Azur. If you’re arriving here by TGV, EuroCity or InterCity service, we’ll be waiting to meet you at our office in Place de l'Europe.
From the moment you arrive, Avis has got your car rental covered. Whether you fancy a supermini or hot hatch for an urban jaunt, an elegant saloon for a business trip or wedding, or a people carrier for a family holiday – your perfect hire car is standing by.
Your journey starts here
Plan your trip from Toulon Train StationA great place to start exploring Toulon is the old fishing quarter of Le Mourillon. This historic area is characterized by its narrow lanes and colourful fishermen's houses. It also has lovely sandy beaches, ideal for families, with water sports and restaurants at the water's edge. Take a walk up to the 16th-century Tour Royale (Royal Tower), an impressive fortified building from the time of Louis XII, offering a panoramic view of the coastline.
Toulon has one of the prettiest harbours on the Mediterranean, filled with small fishing boats and fashionable yachts. Take a stroll around the picturesque port, lined with boutiques, and enjoy a sip of local rosé wine on a terrace of one of the bustling brasseries. It is also the place to catch a ferry to the idyllic Porquerolles, one of the beautiful Îles d'Or (Golden Islands).
Toulon has some architectural and cultural gems on offer. The Opéra de Toulon was designed by Charles Garnier (designer of the Paris Opera House). Constructed in 1862, this splendid Neoclassical building is one of the largest opera houses in France outside of Paris. The facades are adorned with statues, whilst the lavish interior features paintings, beautiful chandeliers, and gorgeous design details. If you’re interested in Toulon’s maritime history, the Musée National de la Marine is an excellent way to learn more. It houses antique model ships, charts, etchings, paintings, and drawings.
Toulon is also well known for its traditional Provençal markets. The most famous is held on the Cours Lafayette every morning (except Mondays) from 7:30am until 12:30pm. Here you’ll find colourful stalls laden with fruit, vegetables, flowers, and Provençal textiles. There is also a farmer's market selling only locally sourced products at Rue Paul Lendrin on Friday and Saturday mornings.
Road trips from Toulon Train StationWhen you arrive at Toulon Train Station, you’re perfectly positioned to explore the best of southern France. Everything is just a comfortable drive away thanks to your Avis car rental.
The charming town of Aix-en-Provence is just 60 minutes’ drive from Marseille. Best known as the hometown of painter Paul Cézanne, make time to follow the trail named after him to discover where he lived, painted, ate and socialised. A meander around the farmers’ market here is a must. With its enticing selection of olives, local cheeses, fresh strawberries and cured meats, it’s the place to sit back and immerse yourself in local life.
The picturesque medieval village of Bormes-les-Mimosas lies about 45 minutes’ drive from Toulon. A typical Provençe 'village-perchés' it is located high up on the hillside and offers impressive views across the surrounding countryside (especially from the terrace near the castle ruins). The village is famous for flowers, particularly the fragrant mimosa blossoms you’ll see throughout the village. Aside from the view other sights include the 16th-century church, the Chapelle Saint-François-de-Paule at the Place de la Liberté and the 18th-century Tour de l'Horloge clock tower and the Church of Saint-Trophime.
La Seyne sur Mer
Around 20 minutes’ drive from Toulon you’ll find at La Seyne sur Mer. It’s grand Fort Napoléon was built for the Emperor but never used in battle. Today, it plays host to a contemporary art gallery and during the summer serves as a venue for the Jazz Festival and the "Bayomo" Cuban Dance and Music Festival. The district of Les Sablettes in La Seyne-sur-Mer boasts miles of sandy beaches between the Cap Sicié and Cap Cépet.
The very finest of the South of France is yours to discover with an Avis car hired from Toulon Train Station. Explore as much as you desire, your way.
Driving rules in FranceWhich side of the road?
In France, please drive on the right side of the road.
Country driving laws
- Mobile phones may only be used with a hands-free device. Do not use headphones or earpieces
- In towns and rural areas, on minor roads and where there is no clear indication of right of way, it may be prudent to give way to traffic coming from the right (“priorité a droite”)
- Bus lanes are reserved exclusively for buses, taxis and bicycles
- It is recommended that drivers use dipped headlights at all times
All speed signs will be in km/h.
For a standard Avis rental vehicle with no trailer:
- Urban areas: 50 km/h (31 mph)
- Rural areas: 90 km/h (55 mph)
- 4-lane expressways (rural areas): 110 km/h (68 mph)
- Motorways: 130 km/h (80 mph)
Unless indicated by road signs.
Be aware of changes to speed limits displayed on road signs due to adverse weather conditions
Child safety / Seatbelt laws
- It is compulsory for the driver and all passengers to wear a seatbelt
- Children aged under 10 and weighing less than 36kg must be seated in appropriate child restraint
- Children weighing up to 9 kg must travel in a rear-facing car seat, in the back of the car only
Please note - It is the child’s parent / guardian or vehicle renter’s responsibility to fit the child seat.
This road rules information is for provided for general guidance only. We endeavour to keep the information up to date and accurate, but any reliance you place on this information is at your own risk.