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Place Raimu Toulon
83000

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Toulon is home to the French Navy and has quite an impressive maritime history.  Captured by the English and Spanish troops in 1793 it was Napoleon Bonaparte who first made a name for himself here by recapturing the town and restoring French rule.  Toulon was also a target for Nazi troops in 1942 who surrounded the harbour forcing the French to sink their own ships rather than see them captured by the enemy.

As a result of wartime bombing Toulon is not the most picturesque of ports.  However, it does have a lively, gritty feel to it and is much loved by Provenšal locals.  Not unlike Marseille, you'll like you've been transported to North Africa in some areas.  There is also an interesting cultural scene in Toulon, useful museums and a popular opera house.

What to See - Toulon Attractions

Villa Tamaris
suburb of Tamaris, Toulon 83000
a Florentine inspired villa that now houses an art gallery
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 06 84 00

Opera
Boulevard de Strasbourg, Toulon 83000
the biggest opera house in Provence
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 92 70 78

Jardin Alexandre 1er
nxt to Musee de Toulon, Toulon 83000
take a stroll among these fantastic gardens adorned with magnolias and cedar trees

SNRTM
Quai de la Sinse, Toulon 83000
offer boat trips to Cannes & St-Tropez
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 93 07 56

Plage Notre-Dame and Plage d'Argent
Iles d'Hyeres 83400
white sandy beaches to the east and west of the village of Porquerolles (Iles d'Hyeres)

Boat trips
Hyeres 83400
boats run to all three Iles d'Hyeres from the Port d'Hyeres
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Year-round | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 12 54 40

Le Batelier de Rade
Quai de la Sinse, Toulon 83000
take a day trip to the offshore Iles d'Hyeres
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 46 24 65

Jardin Olbius-Riquier
Av Gambetta, Hyeres 83400
tropical gardens with rare trees, a lake and small zoo
| Opening Times: Daily

Telepherique
Ave de Vence, Toulon 83000
take the cable car to Mont Faron for views of the old city
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 92 68 25

Musee de la Marine
Place Monsenergue, Toulon 83000
naval museum which recounts Toulon's colourful maritime past
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep:daily; Oct-Mar:Wed-Mon | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 02 10

Musee Municipal
Place Th.Lefebvre, Hyeres 83400
houses artefacts from Hyeres' Greek and Roman past
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Closed Tue,Sat & Sun | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 00 78 42

Musee de Toulon
113 ave du Marechal Leclerc, Toulon 83000
this museum combines a modern art with natural history
| Opening Times: Mon-Fri:daily; Sat&Sun:pms | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 36 81 00

Eglise St-Paul
Vielle Ville beyond Place Massillon, Hyeres 83400
a collegiate church which dates back to the 17th century
| Opening Times: Wed-Sat | Tel: +33 (0)4 94 65 83 30