“Nestled on the famous French Riviera, holidays to Toulon serve up a selection of pinch-yourself scenery, sparkling Mediterranean seas, and a whole host of historic sights…”
Nearby Marseille and Nice may hog the headlines, but Toulon’s got enough up its sleeve to keep it firmly on the holiday map. Surrounded by one of Europe’s most beautiful harbours, this proud naval city is a paradise for those seeking a slice of the authentic Med.
When it comes to history and sights, Toulon’s got some of the finest on the Riviera. Culture fans will be in their element exploring the rich history and famous landmarks, starting with the jewel in the city’s crown – the Bay of Toulon. Long considered one of Europe’s most outstanding harbours, this busy working port boasts a scenic waterfront bustling with boutiques and brasseries, while glistening yachts and busy fishing boats provide a picture-perfect backdrop. Elsewhere, there’s also the wartime Old Town to explore, alongside historic museums, opera houses and ancient cathedrals.
Of course, if it’s beaches you’re after, holidays to Toulon have got you covered. The best-known sandy spots are in La Mourillon, which has everything you’d expect from the French Riviera – honey sands, sparkling seas and sunsets to die for. But if you’re looking for something more Insta-worthy, the Coves of Méjean and Magaud will keep your camera clicking. Set at the foot of jagged cliffs, these cutesy caverns are dotted with fishermen’s huts, discreet shingle coves and pine-lined walkways.
Whichever side of Toulon you’re after, this stunning city has enough sights, sounds and culture to keep you coming back for more.
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