Provence, France

Toulon Area Waterfront Promenades & Coastal Paths

Sentier des Douaniers: Google Street View

There’s some nice waterfront running in the Toulon area, divided into a few non-contiguous sections.

Port of Toulon. Google Street View

Port of Toulon Area. One can run for nearly 6 km along the water in central Toulon near the port area. At the western end, start at the Marine Museum near the ferry terminal. Follow the quai (waterfront path) south for 2.7 km to La Tour Royale (parking there), and then head east toward Fort Saint-Louis and then along Plages du Mourillon (beach) on the Promenade Henri Fabre (also parking). Nice views of the water most of the way. ROUTE MAP

Seyne-sur-Mer. Google Street View

La Seyne-sur-Mer. This community just west of Toulon also has some attractive waterside running. From the 17th-century Fort Balaguier, follow the wide sidewalk along Cor Michel Pacha for up to 4.5 km to the Port Pin Rolland. Nice views of Lazaret Bay the whole way. ROUTE MAP

Coastal Trail Running/Hiking (Sentier de Littoral). There’s an extensive network of coastal hiking paths in the Toulon area, making for some scenic but challenging trail running. It’s called the Sentier de Littoral. Lots of ups & downs, and some stairs, with varied footing and narrow in sections. But this is heaven for more experienced trail runners!  A few sections:
  • Crique fred six fours to Fabregas in La Seyne-sur-Mer. 6 km of rugged coastal hiking, with great views. It’s a gain of 420m from west to east, but if you’d prefer a flatter section, choose the 2.5 km section of trail between Cap Sicié and Fabregas, which rises just above the beach. ROUTE MAP
  • Sentier des Douaniers in Toulon. Just east of Mourillon beach, the Sentier des Douaniers/Chemin du Fort Du Cap coastal path goes for 2.5 km east to Port Mejean. Fairly flat!  ROUTE MAP

 

Essentials
  • Depends on route chosen
  • Good parking in all these areas. Train stations in Toulon and La Seyne-Six-Fours

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Essentials
  • Depends on route chosen
  • Good parking in all these areas. Train stations in Toulon and La Seyne-Six-Fours