Just incase you were considering visiting I thought I would put some tips on here regarding hotels and transport.
Easy Jet fly to Marseille (MRS) from LGW
BA fly to Marseille from LHR
Ryan Air fly directly to Toulon from Stansted.
If you fly to MRS, there is a shuttle bus that collects from outside all terminals at MRS airport and takes you to Marseilles St Charles train station. The shuttle bus runs every 15-20 mins and takes approximately 20 mins. It costs 8E per single journey. You can book online in advance or buy at the airport:
At Marseilles St Charles you can catch a train to Toulon. This takes about 50 mins and they trains run almost every hour but being French are often subject to strikes (as I found out to my detriment!). It is much better to book the train in advance as it can sometimes be full. http://www.voyages-sncf.co.uk
It costs 15E for a single.
The train station in Toulon is in the center of the town and about 3/4 mile from the hospital, 1/4 mile from the Holiday Inn.
The most convenient hotel to stay at is:
1 Avenue Rageot De La Touche
Port de la Seyne-sue mer
Just along the quay is a little ferry that runs 10mins and 40 mins past each hour which takes you to the main quay in Toulon
Hôtel Amirauté 4, rue Adolphe Guiol, 83000 Toulon
Hôtel Amirauté is situated in the centre of Toulon, near Place de la Liberté and the harbour. It offers free Wi-Fi access and air-conditioned accommodation equipped with satellite TV.
Guest rooms at the Amiraute have a work desk and a fixed phone line with free calls to 18 destinations, including the USA, the United Kingdom, China and Canada.
A full breakfast buffet is served each morning at the Newhotel Amiraute. The hotel also provides a 24-hour reception.
double room : 70€ (approx £59) per room per night
Alba-Flora Hôtel 3 Avenue des Plantades, 83210 Solliès-Pont
The Alba-Flora Hotel is located halfway between Toulon and Hyères just 20 minutes from the sea and the airport. All guestrooms are equipped with bathroom with bath and shower, air-conditioning and TV with Canal+. Non- smoking rooms are available upon request.
Enjoy traditional and regional cuisine with a Provençal touch in the hotel’s restaurant. It welcomes you every day in the summer and on week days the rest of the year. The Alba-Flora also offers a swimming pool, a bar/lounge, banquet facilities and free on-site parking.
double room : 66€ (approx £56) per room per night until the 11 July they may stay longer, but would need to change of room for that.
Please note that this is a current quotation and could be subject to change at the time of booking. The images shown are for guidance purposes only. You may stay in a room which is different from the examples shown.
Will update later regarding Russ once the new has come through from France.
Lots of love xxxxx