Home to one of the most important naval bases in France, Toulon is, confusingly, the former capital of the province of Provence but is now the capital of the Var province, situated, just to stretch your French alphabet, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region. The city an extremely busy and industrious one, and you'll find something to satisfy you if you're looking for naval construction, wine making, aeronautical equipment, armaments, maps, paper, tobacco, printing, shoes or electronic equipment. The area was settled as long ago as four centuries BC and the name mutated over time, moving from Telo through Tholon and Tolon before coming to rest at Toulon.
But history is one thing, we're talking about the here and now and the sending of parcels to Toulon - something we're extremely well-placed to comment on, as the UK's largest online parcel delivery company. Over the years we've examined all the angles and we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending that your parcel to Toulon should wend its way there courtesy of La Poste, the French postal service. They're extremely reliable in our experience, and there's absolutely no need to look for a more elaborate solution. Nonetheless, if you have you own reasons for requiring a courier to Toulon instead, we'll be delighted to oblige.
An essential part of the success of your cross-channel delivery is your strict adherence to the clear writing of the French postal code on the last line of the address. This plain and simple collection of five digits may not seem much to you, but to the trained eye it carries a lot of information - namely the correct département in the first two numbers and the correct arrondissement in the last three. Lyon, Marseille and, of course, Paris do things differently, however.
All that remains for you to do is to wrap your parcel safely, padding where required, bearing in mind that any parcel delivery to Toulon may be subject to customs inspection, and you don't want to make it a battle of the parcel tape form them to look inside. And when you send a parcel to Toulon, as with every postal service, there are rules about certain contents - if uncertain, seek advice before you post.