Toulon - Discover the main monuments, our beaches, our traditional Provençal market, our museums, the bay, the mount Faron (you can reach the summit by cable car)… You can visit the bay and come near the naval base where you may see the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle.
From Toulon, you can take ferries to Corsica or to Rome.
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Built around a sheltered bay, with 1,700-foot Mount Faron as an impressive backdrop, Toulon is an important naval port and a city of industry and manufacturing. Its large harbor serves as the base for the French navy's Mediterranean fleet and as the home to a sizeable marina, with yachts and pleasure boats adding bright splashes of color.
Toulon was the site where Napoleon Bonaparte first made a name for himself in 1793 during a siege in which the English, who had taken over Toulon, were expelled.
During World War II, the bulk of the French fleet anchored off Toulon was scuttled by French crews to prevent its acquisition by occupying German forces. The city was liberated in 1944 by French troops.
A maze of pedestrian streets constitutes the heart of old Toulon. Shops and colorful stalls make it an attractive area to explore. Avenue de la Republique runs parallel to the waterfront. At the western edge of the quay is the Naval Museum featuring an excellent collection of old and new ship models, figureheads, paintings and other items related to Toulon's maritime history.
The town's attractions can be seen in a fairly short time. Most visitors come here to explore the hinterland and other parts of the Riviera from Toulon.
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