Toulon Cruises

Cityscape of Toulon in a spring morning
Cityscape of Toulon in a spring morning
Toulon Opera House in Provence, France

With a beautiful natural harbour and surrounding hills topped by forts, Toulon has long been one of France’s main maritime centres. In the old town, close to the harbour, the Romanesque Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure dates from the 11th and 12th centuries.

In front of the town hall and the naval museum, the columns are carved figures of men, known as atlantes or caryatids – it is a style borrowed from Ancient Greece.[ReadMoreMob] The naval museum itself is interesting, with models of ships, displays about galley slaves and pirates and equipment ranging from wheels to figureheads. The Toulon Museum has collections of art from the past 500 years.

On Cours Lafayette in the Old Town there is a fabulous open-air market selling fresh fruit, vegetables and charcuterie. It’s open every morning apart from Monday and it’s worth visiting just to savour the smell of fresh herbs and lavender that hangs in the air.
 

Cruises to Toulon

Morning view of Amalfi cityscape Amalfi coast The stunning Amalfi coast in the Italin Riviera

Amalfi Coast, Tuscany & Italian Riviera • S2121

 Liverpool
Borealis
Thu 02 Sep 2021
24 nights
  • Embark on a voyage to Italy’s most inspirational regions
  • Immerse yourself in the beauty and romance of the Amalfi Coast
  • Enjoy a rare visit to Milazzo on the gorgeous shores of Sicily