Our list of Toulon's English-speaking social networks, doctors, lawyers, emergency services, nearest embassies and other handy resources.
Certain of these phone numbers cannot be dialled from abroad. To avoid confusion, ALL of the telephone and fax numbers listed on this page are those to call from within France; i.e. excluding the international prefix, +33.
Bookshop: Librairie Charlemagne has a (rather limited) selection of books in English as well as a section devoted to world literature in translation. 50 boulevard de Strasbourg, 83000 Toulon. Tel: 04 94 62 22 88
English-language newspapers and magazines are on sale at the Relay newsagents at Toulon train station and the Stade Mayol shopping mall opposite the cruise terminals.
Cinema: Most French cinemas show films in dubbed versions, although some screen subtitled films. Note that on occasion a cinema may screen the same film in both versions at different times. Look out in the programme for VO / VOSTF (version originale, or subtitled), as opposed to VF (version française, or dubbed).
The Cinéma le Royal always screens foreign-language films in subtitled prints. 2 rue du Docteur Jean Bertholet, 83000 Toulon.
Accueil des villes françaises - An association welcoming newcomers to Toulon
Association France / États-Unis - A non-political association aimed at creating closer links between France and the United States, with branches across France, including Toulon.
Association France - Grande Bretagne Toulon / Var - An association set up in the Var to create cultural links between France and Great Britain.
POST OFFICES AND BUREAUX DE CHANGE
Bureau de poste Poste (Post Office): rue Prosper Ferrero, 83000 Toulon.
Bureau de poste (Post Office): place Louis Blanc, 83000 Toulon.
Bureau de Change du port: 15, quai Cronstadt, 83000 Toulon. Tel: 04 94 92 60 40
Comptoir de Change: 28 avenue Jean Moulin, 83000 Toulon. Tel: 04 94 93 51 36
Medical (this also covers the SAMU, which deals with serious and specialised medical emergencies): 15 (freephone number)
Sainte Musse Hospital Hôpital de Sainte Musse, 54 Rue Henri Sainte Claire Deville, 83000 Toulon. Tel: 04 94 14 50 00
Sainte Anne Hospital Hôpital Sainte Anne, 2 boulevard Sainte Anne, 83000 Toulon. Tel: 04 83 16 20 14
24 hour pharmacy information (pharmacies de garde): 3237 or www.3237.fr
Police: 17 (freephone number)
Toulon Central Police Commissariat - Commissariat Central de Toulon, 1 rue du commissaire Morandin, 83000 Toulon. Tel: 04 98 03 53 00
Toulon Municipal Police - Police municipale de Toulon, 1 place Pasteur, 83000 Toulon. Tel: 04 94 36 37 38
Fire brigade (the firemen, or sapeurs pompiers, also provide ambulances for general medical emergencies): 18 (freephone number)
Any of the emergency services when calling from a mobile phone (cell phone): 112 (freephone number)
Car pound (la fourrière): 04 94 24 55 76
Lost and Found (objets trouvés): 04 94 36 37 32
Town Hall (Mairie): 04 94 36 30 00
Asthma and allergies: 0800 19 20 21 (freephone number)
Dental emergencies: 0892 56 67 66
Drugs and alchohol helpline: 113 (freephone number) or 04 90 86 31 08
Rape crisis: 0800 05 95 95 (freephone number)
A number of centres offer free, anonymous AIDS tests in Toulon and the Var. The French word for AIDS is SIDA. A test, or screening, is dépistage.
AIDS helpline: 0800 840 800 (freephone number)
Hepatitis helpline: 0800 845 800 (freephone number)
Homophobia helpline: 0810 108 135
Victims of discrimination: 114 (freephone number)
LOST CREDIT CARDS AND TRAVELLERS' CHEQUES
American Express: 01 47 77 72 00
American Express Travellers' Cheques: 0800 83 28 20
Mastercard: 0800 90 13 87
Visa: 0800 90 11 79
EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES
US Consulate General (Consulat Général des Etats-Unis d'Amérique), place Varian Fry, 13286 Marseille Cedex 6. Tel: 01 43 12 48 85.
Some other English-speaking countries have no diplomatic base in Marseille. These are the nearest contacts.
Australian Embassy, 4 rue Jean Rey, 75724 Paris Cedex 15. Tel: 01 40 59 33 00.
Honorary Consulate General of Ireland, St. Michel, 69 avenue du Roi Albert, La Californie, 06400 Cannes. Tel: 06 77 69 14 36.
DOCTORS AND LAWYERS
A list of hospitals with English-speaking doctors in South-East France, including Toulon, is available on the website of the US Consulate General.
A list of English-speaking lawyers in France is available on the website of the British Embassy in Paris. The Australian Embassy in Paris also has a list of English-speaking lawyers in France, including Marseille. Neither list includes lawyers in Toulon. The nearest contacts are in Marseille or Port Fréjus.