Tourist Information

  • Official Language
  • The official language of the congress is English.

  • General Information on Visa
  • If you need to apply for a visa or are unsure, please consult the French Diplomatie page here. Each consular office has a “VISA” section on its website, where you should find the answer to your question. Please click here and select your country. If you require an invitation or acceptance letter for visa or other purposes, please send us an email:

  • Time
  • France operates on Central European Time (CET), which is 1h ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and 6h ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the United States. Official times like shop hours or train schedules are usually indicated by the 24-h clock, means 7:30 pm is 19:30.

  • Weather
  • During June, the temperature in Toulon is on average 24ºC (Low average of 19ºC and Max average of 29ºC). Sunshine duration is high and rain is not frequent. At this time of year Toulon has a very pleasant climate even if winds at time blow strong.

  • Money
  • The Euro “€” is the official currency in France and in most of its bordering countries. You can change money at banks, post offices and currency exchanges in airports or train stations. Classic credit cards, such as American Express, Master Card, Diners Club or VISA are widely used and accepted by major hotels, petrol stations or large shops. Otherwise cash or Eurocheque cards will be also accepted.
    Banks are open from Monday to Friday or from Tuesday to Saturday  (from 8.30-9.00 am to 12.00 am and from 13.30-14.00 pm to 16.30-17.00 pm). Post offices are usually open from Monday to Saturday between 8.30 am and 6 pm.

  • Electricity
  • In France electric sockets are designed with two round pin plugs and work with 220-230V AC, 50 Hz. Traveller’s from the USA will require a voltage converter. Travellers from the UK will require a plug adapter.

  • Water
  • Tap water in France is drinking water!

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    Photos by courtesy of Ville de Toulon & Office de Tourisme