That was just Toulon's second season in Europe's top tournament, with their first having ended at the pool stages in 2010/11.
They start as heavy favourites to reach the last eight this time around having also been paired with Cardiff Blues and Exeter Chiefs in Pool 2.
Both Toulon and Glasgow head into the Heineken Cup in high spirits as they sit at the top of their respective domestic tables.
Toulon have won five, lost three and drawn one of their first nine league games to head the Top 14 standings on points difference from Montpellier and Toulouse as they look to make up for the disappointment of losing last season's final to Castres in Paris.
Glasgow travel to France in even more impressive form, though, having won all five of their opening fixtures in the PRO12.
Gregor Townsend's troops have seen off all before them so far this season, with Ulster, Leinster and the Scarlets among those to have already been beaten.
The Scots suffered a big blow in the lead up to this mouth-watering opener, however, after British & Irish Lions star Stuart Hogg and fellow full back Peter Murchie were both ruled out of action.
"To go to Toulon for the first European game of the season is massive and we'll be right up for it. We'll go out there to be our absolute best - which we'll have to be," said Glasgow captain Al Kellock.
"It doesn't come any bigger than this. They were the best team in Europe last year and it will be a huge challenge. I know it's a cliché, but those are the games you want to play in."
Sunday, 13 October 2013; 16:00, Stade Félix Mayol; France 2, Sky Sports
Referee: Greg Garner (Eng)
Assistant Ref: Andrew Small (Eng) Assistant Ref: Robin Goodliffe (Eng)
TMO: Graham Hughes (Eng) Citing Commissioner: Peter Larter (Eng)
- Last season's champions won eight of their nine matches with the only blemish coming at the hands of Montpellier in their final pool match having already qualified for the knockout stage.
- Toulon are unbeaten at home in this tournament, winning all seven of their matches.
- Glasgow have lost their last four and won none of their last six (D1) away from home in the Heineken Cup.
- The Warriors have lost three times as many games (18) against French clubs as they have won (six) in this competition, drawing two.