Collected by Marc Perrotta, AFAR Contributor
5 Pl. Pierre Puget, 83000 Toulon, France
The Place Puget is a shady square with numerous outdoor cafés, making it one of the most popular spots in Toulon to relax and unwind. Reportedly the location of a hotel where Victor Hugo stayed in 1839, the most notable feature is a grand fountain...
Place de la Liberté, 83000 Toulon, France
Originally the Place d’Armes, the Place de la Liberté was renamed in 1889 to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution. The square is bound on the north side by the impressive Grand Hôtel. Now an office building that also contains the...
55 Place de la Cathédrale, 83000 Toulon, France
Designated a French Historical Monument, the Toulon Cathedral (formally the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-la-Seds de Toulon) includes art and architectural features spanning nearly a millennia of history. Begun in 1096, it retains portions of the...
Mont Faron, 83200 Toulon, France
Reached by a seven-minute cable-car ride, Mount Faron rises to a height of just over 600 meters and provides panoramic views over the Bay of Toulon and Provence. There are walks and hikes along marked paths through several acres of pine and oak...
113 Boulevard Général Leclerc, 83000 Toulon, France
Completed in 1888 and restored in 2009, the Musée d’Art is housed in an Italian Renaissance-style building that provides a grand setting for a diverse collection that includes Rococo paintings, Baroque sculpture, contemporary art, modern...
Boulevard de Strasbourg, 83000 Toulon, France
Completed in October 1862, the Opéra de Toulon is the second-largest opera house in France—one of many constructed in the middle of the 19th century, like the Palais Garnier in Paris. Designed by Léon Feuchère, it is an early Beaux-Arts building...
Place Monsenergue, Quai de Norfolk, 83000 Toulon, France
The Toulon Musée National de la Marine is part of France’s national Maritime Museum system and is dedicated to the French Navy in Toulon. The triumphal arch of the 1738 gatehouse to the Toulon Arsenal creates an impressive entrance to the...
Avenue de la Tour Royale, 83000 Toulon, France
Situated at the entrance to the harbor, the massive stone fort was completed in 1524 during the reign of Francis I. Despite its formidable size and advantageous location, it was captured by Charles V shortly after it was finished and has since...
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