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What to do in Toulon: visit the Old City
In the old center of Toulon, art galleries, boutiques, concept stores and designers now rub elbows with cafés and bars. Welcome to the arts district! Together, these businesses promote art and culture, while invigorating the heart of Toulon with a breath of fresh air.
The arts district was inaugurated in 2017. Since then, Rue Pierre Sémard, Place de l’Equerre and the adjacent streets have become “Rue des Arts”.
Immortalized in song by Gilbert Bécaud, a native of Toulon, the largest market in Provence is waiting for you on Cours Lafayette, just steps from the Tourism Office. It’s a jewel of the Toulon cultural heritage!
Every morning except Monday, from 7:30 a.m. To 12:30 p.m.
Located on Cours Lafayette and Rue Paul Lendrin (“petit cours”), Place Louis Blanc, Rue de Lorgues and Place Paul Comte.
You can also visit local producers (they sell only their own products) at the markets of Le Mourillon, Pont du Las and Brunet,where you’ll find fresh fruit and vegetable vendors, fishmongers, cheese makers and textile designers.
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Monuments and museums
As you visit the city center, you’ll discover the history of Toulon through its architectural heritage and museums that bear witness to the city’s history. Provence, the historical presence of the French Navy and religion are the major inspirations of singular monuments that include the Monumental Portal of the Arsenal, the Boat Sculpture, the Clock Tower and the Caryatids by Pierre Puget.
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Contemporary or classical, you’ll find all kinds of art to admire in Toulon. Dedicated to showcasing the memory of the Toulon Arsenal, the National Maritime Museum houses a unique and not-to-be-missed collection of vessels and galleys.
Find more information on the theaters and opera in Toulon here
On sea excursions at Toulon, you can visit the Porquerolles, Port Cros and Paul Ricard Islands.
Visit the most well-known Golden Isle: Porquerolles
Porquerolles is the island of wonders. You’ll find generous beaches covered with fine sand next to transparent turquoise water--paradise come true. There’s also Fort Sainte Agathe, the Porquerolles lighthouse and superb viticultural domains. Take time to stroll through the National Park and become acquainted with its wild animals and extraordinary vegetation. And don’t forget the Botanical Conservatory!
Find more information on the Port of Toulon and its connection here
Port Cros Island
Like Porquerolles, Port-Cros is also a Golden Isle but is somewhat wilder. On the island, visitors can explore the sea bottom with a scuba dive or by snorkeling, walk along the shipyard pathways or discover numerous historical monuments.
Routes and information here
Paul Ricard Islands
Embiez Island and Bendor Island are the property of Paul Ricard--founder of the famous brand of pastis--and are veritable Mediterranean jewels. These private islands are nonetheless open to curious visitors looking for a change of scenery and enjoyment!
Embiez Island is very wild, with secret coves, reefs, pine forests, scrubland, flowers and vines. For traveling around, you can chose to walk, bike or ride a little train.
Bendor Island covers barely seven hectares but is filled with artistic addresses and events. In summer, you can stroll among the craft boutiques, the Universal Wine Exhibition and the exhibition on the creation of Bendor Island and the life of Paul Ricard.
Routes and information here
Ready to take the plunge? Our partners propose seaside strolls on the Bay of Toulon, as well as sailing lessons or boat rentals.