Toulon holds so many interesting activities and it may overwhelm tourists, but here is a list of the top 8 things to do if you are visiting Toulon, France.

Get to know Toulon by visiting the National Museum of the Marine

Ships and other artifacts from Toulon’s time as a port in the 1800s are housed which makes the learning experience more interesting.

Cable car or hike your way to the peak of Mont Faron

Two ways to reach the peak– the cable car provides a breathtaking view of the town while the steep terrain is part of the annual Paris-Nice and Tour Mediterranean bicycles race.

Bask in contemporary art at Hôtel des Arts

The Hôtel des Arts houses many contemporary art of various mediums and shows different exhibits with no entrance fee.

Peak into the religious history of Toulon Cathedral

If you are the religious type, visiting the Cathedral is a must. It is a national monument that has existed ever since the 11th century.

Travel from the past to the present in Musée d’art

Paintings all the way from the 17th century up to the 20th century are in this museum. It also houses contemporary art, having both past and present forms of art.

Vauban’s fortifications

A UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, the Porte d’Italie is a city gate in which Napoleon Bonaparte passed through.

Take a dip in Le Mourillon beach

Le Mourillon is one of the many known beaches in Toulon. It provides a family-friendly experience with is accessibility and facilities catering to people with disabilities.

 

Go shopping at Old Town

Old Town has many tourist attractions from its picturesque cobblestones and many fountains to its cafes and restaurants that serve town delicacies. You can also purchase local produce at the Cours Lafayette from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays to Sundays.

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