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  • 1 Mount Faron Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Mont-Faron 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 Toulon Harbour Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    F - 83000 Toulon

    The anchorage of Toulon is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful of the Mediterranean, combining the advantages of the sea with those of the mountain. A boat trip is an excellent way to appreciate its naval harbour and the astounding vision of th..

  • 3 Toulon's Musée de la Marine Interesting

    Museums and art

    pl. Monsenergue F - 83000 Toulon

    The old monumental door of the Arsenal opens up to this museum which traces the port's history and presents a wide collection of models, figureheads and maritime paintings such as the View of the port, by J. Vernet.

  • 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 was created under Henry IV, and the Darse Neuve was made by Vauban between 1680 and 1700. In between, Richelieu had decided on the dock yard. Today, the Darse Vielle is used for transporting passengers (Corsica, Sardinia and the Hyè..

  • 6 Boat tour around the harbour Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    quai Cronstadt F - 83000 Toulon

    During the trip you will be able to see (at a distance!) the military installations and the basins of Vauban. Then you will see the commercial port, IFREMER, the former dockyard of la Seyne with the fort of Balaguier. The main attraction of this high..

  • 7 Mount Faron Coast Road Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    rte iche Marius-Escartefigue F - 83100 Toulon

    The magnificent Marius-Escartefigue Corniche (coast road) provides the best overall view of Toulon's harbours: the little harbour between Mourillon and La Seyne, the big harbour circumscribed to the south by the St-Mandrier Peninsula, and to the east..

  • 8 Hôtel de Ville de Toulon

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Avenue de la République F - 83200 Toulon

    The Town Hall's facade has a magnificent balcony held up by two magnificent statues (Strength and Fatigue) sculptured by Puget in 1657.

  • 9 Place Victor-Hugo

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place Victor-Hugo F - 83200 Toulon

    This square is dominated by the facade of Toulon theatre, one of the most beautiful theatres of the provinces. It was built in 1862 and decorated with statue of Jules Muraire, alias Raimu (1887-1947).

  • 10 Rope Factory

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place d'Armes F - 83200 Toulon

    This former rope factory for the Navy, was designed by Vauban and is 320 m long. A beautiful 1689 door, which comes from a former Jesuit seminary was plated on to the facade in 1976. Today it is still a military estate and is closed to the public.

  • 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 Fontaine de la Place du Globe

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Place du Globe F - 83200 Toulon

    The Toulon labour camp had up to 4000 convicts during its greatest period which was . between the time when the galleys were abolished (1748) and while awaiting the opening of the Guyana and New Caledonia labour camps a century later. The two most fa..

  • 14 Cathédrale Ste Marie

    Religious buildings

    Rue Émile-Zola F - 83000 Toulon

    A beautiful 17C classic style facade with a much younger church tower (1740). Yet, inside, which combines the Romanesque and Gothic styles, indicates that the cathedral is much older. Considerably modified afterwards, the original building dates from..

  • 15 Constadt 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 Musée du Vieux Toulon et de sa Région

    Museums and art

    F - 83000 Toulon

    In the former bishop's palace, an outstanding collection of firebacks, recuperated from houses bombed between 1943 and 1944.

  • 17 Museum

    Museums and art

    737 chemin du Jonquet F - 83000 Toulon

    The right wing of a Renaissance style building holds a, mineralogy and stuffed animal (mainly birds) collection. The tiger at the entrance named Clem, is from Toulon. It was born in Mount Faron and was the mascot of the Clémenceau aircraft carrier..

  • 18 Musée d'Art

    Museums and art

    113 bd du Mar.-Leclerc F - 83000 Toulon

    Flemish, Dutch, Italian and French paintings. A section dedicated to the 19C is an opportunity to discover regional artists such as Vincent Courdouan from Toulon. A large contemporary art collections are exhibited alternately whilst awaiting the open..

  • 19 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,

  • 20 Tour Royale

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    av. de la Tour Royale F - 83000 Toulon

    This defensive work, built at the beginning of the 16C was mainly used as a prison. There is a beautiful view of the city and Mount Faron from the wall walk. Today it houses the Maritime Museum.

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