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Var (83)

Do you want to set up in the Var Département?

Contact : Agence de Développement Economique
de la CCi du Var
Espace Entreprises des Playes
419, Avenue de l'Europe
CS 10017
83180 Six-Fours-les-Plages cedex
Tel : +33 (0) 4 94 22 80 06

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Carte-Departement-83Var is France’s leading département (after Paris) for the number of tourist overnight stays. Every year it welcomes an average of 10 million tourists.
It also has acknowledged skills in sectors involving marine, health and health and beauty, motor sports, agri-food industry and agriculture, electronics and micro-electronics, optics and photonics, yachting, environment and defence aviation sciences and technologies.
With a fabric of more than 55,000 businesses and an average of almost 8,000 new businesses being created every year, Var provides 20% of the regional economy. The rate of business start-ups is higher than the national rate in all départements in the PACA region but it is highest in Var.
Toulon is historically associated with the French navy and Navy Air Force having been its base in the Mediterranean since the 16th century. It is now the largest European military port and the leading naval defence base in the Mediterranean. This conurbation has become one of the top places for naval and marine technologies and the PACA Mer competitive cluster is based here.



1,001,408 (INSEE 2008)


5,973 km2

Major Towns

Toulon (prefecture)
Fréjus, Brignoles, Draguignan


Port of Toulon and 54 yachting marinas


Toulon-Hyères international airport
(Paris 1 hour 20 mins, London 1 hour 50 mins, Rotterdam 1 hour 55 mins)

High-speed railway lines and stations

High-speed railway station Toulon
(Paris 4 hours)

Technology parks

Technopole de la Mer in Ollioules, Jean Louis Centre of excellence in Fréjus,
Technopole Epsilon in Saint-Raphaël



TESTIMONIAL They chose the Var  Département (83)
Damien Sineau – founder of Alphanova – Health and well-being

In Carqueiranne
Alphanova is a laboratory for cosmetics, skin care and organic food additives. An inventor to his fingertips, Damien Sineau looks for – and finds – the formulae from which Alphanova SARL will develop its ranges of skin-care products for children and adults. With, in addition, the Ecocert label and the image Made in Provence, an open-sesame for export markets.
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Do you want to set up in the Var? Or find out more?
Contact Var Accueil Investisseurs: tel +33 (0) 4 94 22 80 68 -


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