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The Naval Base

A real city within the city

A real city within the city, situated at the heart of Toulon, the naval dockyards extend over 268 ha and 10 km of quays, including 30 km of roads sheltering around thirty ships of the Navy Action Forces.

About 12,000 people work for the naval dockyards.

As the main French naval base, Toulon's military harbour shelters the major part of the Navy Action Forces, including the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, the projection and commanding ships "Mistral" and "Tonnerre", as well as nuclear attack submarines, missile launchers and the Aviso frigate.

First naval base of the Mediterranean Sea, Toulon also shelters the naval headquarters of the 3rd maritime zone.