A city of southeast France on the Mediterranean Sea east-southeast of Marseille. First mentioned in the third century ad as a Roman naval station, it became part of France in 1481.
(place) Seaport in SE France, on the Mediterranean.
Toulon Sentence Examples
These prisons received all sentenced to short terms of imprisonment, the long-term convicts going to the bagnes (the great convict prisons at the arsenals of Rochefort, Brest and Toulon), while in 1851 transportation to penal colonies was adopted.
The colonial army corps, headquarters at Paris, has three divisions, at Paris, Toulon and Brest.
Of the coast defences the principal are Toulon, Antibes, Rochefort, Lorient, Brest, Olron, La Rochelle, BelleIsle, Cherbourg,St-Malo, Havre, Calais, Gravelines and Dunkirk A number of the older fortresses, dating for the most part from Louis XIV.s time, are still in existence, but are no longer of military importance.