Since its creation in 2002, the twelve localities of the Community of the Agglomeration of Toulon Provence Mediterranée have renewed the daily lives of the 400,000 inhabitants of the Toulon area. Improvement of public transport, the development of housing, multimedia centres open to all, the setting up of a cultural policy of excellence (with installations such as the Opera, Châteauvallon, Villa Noailles, Villa Tamaris and soon the Liberté Theatre) and an approach to high quality artistic training with the National Conservatoire with a Regional Influence and the University level Arts School are some of the actions and installations which our local authority have at heart.
Toulon Provence Méditerranée are also preparing the future with a development policy based on the sea and the economic vitality of our region. Since the success of the Tall ships race call in July 2007, the Community of the Agglomeration wish to make the roadstead into the place of reference for receiving large and prestigious sailing ships for the French Mediterranean coast. In June 2009, the Tourism and Maritime Opportunities Commission thus adopted a welcoming policy to facilitate the arrival of the ships and the course of their calls. More than anchoring the maritime vocation of TPM, the policy presents a major economic and tourist interest for the ports of the agglomeration, for the general public which are able to visit these ships or to organise short sea-trips for youngsters (classes, holiday activity centres, etc.).