On a cruise with my partner, Mike, one of our first stops was Toulon in the South of France. I must admit, if it wasn’t for the cruise stopping there, I wouldn’t have even thought about visiting this city. However, I’m glad we did. Very different to the rest of the South of France, Toulon is a cute, quaint place with plenty of charm and just enough to see in a day.
When we walked off the ship we were welcomed by a gorgeous bay with lines of boats as far as the eye could see.
We firstly headed towards the main market in Toulon. It was huge and I liked that it seemed to cater for locals rather than tourists. There was a large selection of fruit and veg, as well as many fabrics and antiques for sale. As we walked around the markets we could smell the lavender coming from the nearby stalls. If we were there for a little longer I would have loved to visit the lavender fields.
We didn’t have much of a plan for our day in Toulon so we spent a couple of hours getting lost wandering through the old, picturesque streets.
Toulon is the well-known for its rugby club and, although we didn’t go inside, Mike spotted it straight away. If we were there for longer I’m sure he would have liked to have a tour of the stadium.
My favourite thing we did in Toulon was taking a short cable car to the top of Mount Faron.
Mount Faron offered gorgeous views over the bay and, although there wasn’t a huge array of things to do at the top, it was extremely peaceful. We spent a couple of hours hiking around the area and admiring the view.
I enjoyed our time exploring the peaceful city of Toulon. It’s not somewhere I’d recommend spending a large amount of time as a lot of the activities there can be completed within a day, but it’s definitely worth a visit.