Passionate about the navy? Toulon is the perfect destination for you! With its military/naval history and maritime heritage, you will love your stay in Toulon. 3rd largest city in France, Toulon is a hidden gem with one of the prettiest natural harbours and is located between Marseille and Saint-Tropez. It combines a resort ambience with the feel of a real working town, as it is France’s main naval base and fishing centre among other industries. Happily, wander the narrow car-free alleys of the old town while passing through shady little squares with charming cafés and fountains everywhere. Open wide your eyes and discover passageways and shortcuts between streets where you will find some enticing street arts on pastel-coloured walls. Then, visit the “Opéra de Toulon », the 2nd largest opera house in France after the famous Palais Garnier in Paris. Note that you can enter it if you watch a performance. Take things higher by reaching the impressive and most dominating landmark of the city - the Mont Faron. Once you have reached its 548-metre-high-summit, you will be amazed by the breath-taking views overlooking the five Mounts of Toulon, the sea as well as the coastline. Envy to take a sunbath? Direction to the beach where you can enjoy a leisurely seaside strolls and spend time basking on its stunning beaches with warm sand and blue sea waters. Navy lovers will walk along the natural harbour formed by the Giens peninsula where a massive naval base can be found among a busy commercial port with huge ferries, tour boats, yachts, fishing boats, etc. It is even possible to approach this naval base thanks to a boat tour. If the harbour is not enough, visit the Maritime Museum. Its gateway is one of the few buildings that did not get destroyed during WWII, becoming a historic monument in its own right. In the end, if you are searching for a rich Provencal heritage, maritime heritage and traditional markets, Toulon is the right place to be!
When it comes to the French Riviera, exploring the Mediterranean coastline by boat is an absolute must. Renting a boat might seem a little overwhelming at first. You’ll quickly find you’re spoiled for choice. Small boats, motorboats, sailboats, and larger yachts are all available on the French Riviera. Each boat provides a different way to experience France’s sparkling southern coast. If you want to experience Cannes like a celebrity, consider renting a catamaran for €600/day. You’ll sail the Mediterranean coast at the hands of a private skipper. If a catamaran isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps a luxury boat would suit your needs. Luxury boats are roughly €900/day and include a skipper. If you really want to blend in with the locals, rent a yacht! If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, consider renting a sailboat. Sailboat rentals range from €200/day up to €600/day and include a flexible cancellation policy. Note that a skipper is mandatory for a sailboat. This means all you have to do is step on board, sit back, and enjoy the views. Rental prices vary depending on the size of the boat, the season, and the rental location. We’re here to advise you on the very best boat rentals and can point you in the direction of a rental to suit your needs.