Ships, ships and more ships. Toulon is France's exciting naval epicentre. Bobbing sailing boats dot its busy harbour. On land, you'll find tons of maritime museums, ancient fortresses and a fair share of sailors. And in true French fashion, you'll also find plenty of stylish spots for shopping and lunching. But what really makes this seaport so special is its proximity to glitzy Saint-Tropez and the Côte d'Azur.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
If you're looking for the perfect photo opportunity, take a cable car to the peak of Mont Faron. After you've soaked up the scenery, visit the Mémorial du Débarquement en Provence, a museum that houses an interesting collection of World War II memorabilia.
|Catch some Mediterranean sunshine at Plage du Morillon – the port's most popular beach.|
|Pop into the Musée de Toulon and ogle its vast collection of Provençal, Italian and religious masterpieces from the 16th century to the present.|
|Take a boat tour around the harbour.|
There are plenty of places to shop for designer fashions, fine jewellery and French perfume. You'll even find a three-storey shopping centre that has just about everything, including a supermarket and a cinema.
Pull up a chair at a charming terrace café and make sure to sample the savoury Mediterranean specialities.
France's official currency is the euro (EUR). Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.
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