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  • 1 Mount Faron Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 83200 Toulon

    One reaches this mount (584 m) which dominates the city, by one of the few cable-cars in the world situated by the seaside: during the ascent and over the cliff road, the view over Toulon and its harbour is magnificent. Prepared paths and play areas ..

  • 2 Boat tour around the harbour Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Quai Cronstadt F - 83000 Toulon

    This tour takes in (albeit from afar) the military installations and Vauban Docks, the commercial port, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, and the ex-shipyard of La Seyne with Balaguier Fort. But the best thing about this rath..

  • 3 Toulon Harbour Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 83000 Toulon

    Without a doubt one of the Mediterranean's prettiest harbours, boasting the attractions of both the sea and the mountains. A boat trip is the perfect way to see Toulon's military installations and the incredible sight of the town dominated by the mou..

  • 4 Memorial Museum of the Landing in Provence Interesting

    Museums and art

    Mont-Faron F - 83200 Toulon

    Situated in the old fort of Beaumont tower, this museum offers films, slide shows and a series of documents and objets which relate the American landing in Provence, in August 1944.

  • 5 Toulon Port Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai Cronstadt F - 83000 Toulon

    The Darse Vieille (old port) was created under Henri IV, and Vauban had the Darse Neuve (new port) dug between 1680 and 1700. Meanwhile, the arsenal had been decided by Richelieu. Today, the Darse Vieille is dedicated to passenger transport (Corsica,..

  • 6 Mount Faron Coast Road Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    route Marius-Escartefigue F - 83100 Toulon

    The coastal road offers the best overall view of Toulon's harbours (but you have to get out of your car): the Petite Rade between Mourillon and La Seyne, the Grande Rade circumscribed to the south by the St Mandrier Peninsula and to the east by Cap d..

  • 7 Toulon's Musée de la Marine Interesting

    Museums and art

    Place Monsenergue F - 83000 Toulon

    The former monumental gate of the Arsenal opens onto this museum which traces the history of the port and presents a huge collection of marine models, figureheads and paintings, including Joseph Vernet's View of the Port.

  • 8 Hôtel de Ville de Toulon

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    avenue de la République F - 83200 Toulon

    On the façade of the town hall, a superb balcony is held up by two magnificent atlases (Strength and Fatigue) sculpted by Puget in 1657.

  • 9 Place Victor-Hugo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place Victor-Hugo F - 83200 Toulon

    The square is dominated by the façade of Toulon's theatre, one of the loveliest outside of Paris. It was built in 1862 and embellished with the statue of Jules Muraire, alias Raimu (1887-1947), the Toulon-born star of stage and screen.

  • 10 Toulon Rope Factory

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place d’Armes F - 83200 Toulon

    This former rope factory (corderie) for the Navy was designed by Vauban and is 405m long. Its handsome door comes from the former Jesuit seminary, dating from 1689, and was added to the façade in 1976. As it is still a military estate, it remains clo..

  • 11 St-Louis' Church

    Religious buildings

    rue Notre-Dame F - 83200 Toulon

    Beautiful Neo-Classic facade and an assorted interior. Its nave is made of double Doric colonnades and a lantern dome which supports ten Corinthian columns. The whole seems rather unusual in the tangled streets of the old town, formerly a "reser..

  • 12 Trois-Dauphins Fountain

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place Puget F - 83200 Toulon

    This fountain decorates Pujet Square since 1780. This curious garden-fountain is the work of two artists from Toulon. Nature has helped by filling the basins and thus concealing the dolphins under the moss, ferns, a medlar tree and a oleander.

  • 13 Place du Globe

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    place du Globe F - 83200 Toulon

    In its heyday, between the elimination of the galleys (1748) and the opening of penal colonies in Guiana and New Caledonia a century later, the Toulon penal colony was inhabited by 4 000 convicts. This fountain pays tribute to Toulon's convicts, who ..

  • 14 Cathédrale Ste Marie

    Religious buildings

    rue Émile-Zola F - 83000 Toulon

    The church has a curious mix of styles due to the 11C church having been extended in the 17C. The handsome Classical façade is decorated with Baroque details. The massive bell tower with its cast-iron bell is even younger (1740). The interior is a mi..

  • 15 Cronstadt Wharf

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    quai Cronstadt F - 83000 Toulon

    A curtain of buildings, built after the war, divides the old city from the port. It is not the nicest of ensembles. Nonetheless, the wharf cafés and shops draw crowds of strollers and visitors to the harbour.

  • 16 Museum

    Museums and art

    737 chemin du Jonquet - Jardin du Las F - 83200 Toulon

    Among the exotic species in the lovely Jardin du Las, a park created in the 19C, this small museum installed in a pavilion presents collections related to the Var's natural heritage.

  • 17 Musée d'Art

    Museums and art

    113 boulevard du Mar.-Leclerc F - 83000 Toulon

    The museum houses Flemish, Dutch, Italian and French paintings, with a section dedicated to the 19C offering an insight into artists from Provence, such as Toulon-born Vincent Courdouan. Major contemporary art collections are exhibited here in rotati..

  • 18 Gardens of Alexander I

    Nature and gardens

    rue Chalucet F - 83000 Toulon

    Near the Art Museum. The bust of Puget by Injalbert and the Buveur Fountain by Hercule, shaded by cedars, palm trees and magnolias,

  • 19 Tour Royale

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Avenue de la Tour-Royale F - 83000 Toulon

    This defensive tower built in the early 16C served mainly as a prison. From the rampart walk there is a lovely view of the town and Mt Faron.

  • 20 Musée du Vieux Toulon et de sa Région

    Museums and art

    10 rue St-Andrieu F - 83000 Toulon

    This former bishop's palace, now a museum dedicated to Old Toulon and its region, houses an impressive collection of firebacks retrieved from houses that were bombed in 1943 to 1944.

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