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Museum in Toulon

Musée de la Marine

Toulon has a long naval history, and remains an important commercial and military port. This historic portside building holds a very good, modern seafaring museum with exhibits, models and paintings illustrating the…
French in Toulon

Les P’tits Pins

This is the restaurant that shows Toulon is slowly but surely shaking its down-at-heel image. With crisp white tablecloths, sparkling glasses and banquette seats, it’s an elegant setting for elegant food: tomato and…
Mountain in Toulon

Mont Faron

North of the city, Mont Faron (589m) towers over Toulon, and the views are, as you would expect, epic. Near the summit the Mémorial du Débarquement de Provence commemorates the Allied landings of Operation Dragoon, …
Provencal in Toulon

L’Aromate Provençale

Traditional Provençal flavours get a modern twist at this little side-of-the-street brasserie, run by young entrepreneurs Pierre Andreini and Martial Merlino. The space is small, but the flavours are big: zingy toma…
Memorial in Toulon

Mémorial du Débarquement de Provence

Near the summit of Mont Faron, Mémorial du Débarquement de Provence commemorates the Allied landings of Operation Dragoon, which took place along the coast here in August 1944. Historical displays and a film form pa…
Brasserie in Toulon

Le Chantilly

A proper brasserie through and through: beers on tap, tables on the street and a menu of filling French standards like duck breast and grilled steak. It’s been in business since 1907, so they should know the ropes b…