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Address: 83000 Toulon, France
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Small French town

This is a small French town which serves as a port for Norwegian cruise lines. Dominated by a naval history museum. Walkable from the ship.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Phoenix095
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a small French town which serves as a port for Norwegian cruise lines. Dominated by a naval history museum. Walkable from the ship.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We spent a lovely few hours wandering around the old town, lots of bars and cafes to have a rest. Quaint shops, beautiful parks and very close to the beach. Excellent afternoon!

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stouffville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Charming, but there are better old towns in a variety of ports on the Med and southern Europe. Do your walking in the early morning before the town wakes up. Mont Faron is way over rated. Market worth a visit and food break.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Old town is worth to see. City center is full of beautiful buildings with green and blue shutters. City is not crowded, rather quiet. Yo can wander a lot between cosy streets, fountains and restaurants.

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Thank Ela P
Scottsdale, AZ
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308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We visited Toulon on a Med cruise. After reading discouraging reviews of the excursions to Marsealles and St Tropez, we decided to just stay in the port city. While we were not expecting much after reading reviews of Toulon, what a waste of a port stop. It was a Saturday and the market was open in Old Town. First off,... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3,016 reviews
917 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

There's something about finding an older area of town. Everything is more picturesque and timeless beauty surrounds you. Buildings here are gorgeous and the locals seem very proud to live there. Lots of bars and cafes to enjoy We have a cracking afternoon walking around and buying some trinkets from the local shops. Well worth a visit if you're nearby... More 

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Thank SarahCorell
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Gorgeous weather allowed us to spend a full day around the old town. There is an adorable little "train" tour which was hilariously good fun seeing the sights of the town. Would highly recommend it.

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4 Thank rpendrey
Brisbane, Australia
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

People were friendly here. We had heard so much negative feedback concerning the French and their hospitality but we met people who assisted us with directions, people who willingly walked to show us the monuments and recommended eating places. Loved Toulon !

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Good for coffee shops and wandering but quiet after rugby, had trouble finding the post game hot spots, will have to visit again to find them!

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Thank Nick C
Liverpool
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have travelled along the Mediterranean coast of France from Perpignan to Menton, and Toulon old town is up there with the best of them. All the clichés are there, the narrow streets, the bars, bakers and restaurants, the markets, the crumbling palaces, the churches, the tree-lined streets and squares. You can eat or drink for half the price of... More 

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