Old Town

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tripsandfood55
London, UK4,458 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A nice old town to visit. We came here for a day trip off a cruise ship. We used the small bus / train service that had the Old Town as a second stop (Small railway bus stopped at harbour area), where we got off and looked around, visited a church, looked at some art, had a croque and drink, then went on a day trip via the harbour boats near by to the other side of the bay for a walk around. There are plenty of restaurants and enough bars to explore and if your coming in via a cruise, the cruise terminal is very close by (Towards the old Church - around 5 to 7 minutes walk)
Written August 25, 2022
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,819 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
We walked several different streets in Toulon to get to different attractions. We liked the uncrowded, clean, pedestrianized streets, some wider than others, with nice paving. I thought Rue Emile Zola was very nice with its hanging baskets of annuals and attractive facades of apartments with shutters and French balconies. Rue Algers was a good shopping street to walk on to reach busy Blvd Strasbourg, the modern section of town with a Galleries Lafayette department store. The streets in the old town had shops and offices on the ground floor with multi-floored apartments above. The shops served the needs of locals with few international chain stores among them. Another nice street to walk on was Cours Lafayette as it was different with its farmer market tables filled with in-season fruits, vegetables, and potted floral plants. These streets seem to lead to a square where patio cafes offer refreshments and something to eat - a neighborhood place for locals to hang out like Place Puget. Certainly in the old town we came across some shabby looking streets; I didn't particularly like Ave de la Republique. However, the promenade along the waterfront was a good alternative street and much more interesting. Some outdoor eateries by the harbor hoped customers would be attracted by their comfortable looking chairs under umbrellaed tables to stop by for refreshments. Many offered crepes - sweet and savory. Ice-cream take aways were also popular. My walk along the harbor front ended with a most enjoyable 1 1/2 hour visit to the National Naval Museum which gave a history of the port of Toulon - its creation and its shipbuilding industry. Sections of Toulon's medieval walls still exist, but those were away from the central core of the Old Town - by the stadium and Port d'Italia.

At the Tourist Information office, the walking map, "Toulon Step by Step" was helpful. I followed their well planned walking route through the old town. Sights along this path were identified with a brief description. Our HAL ship was able to dock very close to the old town so it was easy to walk along its streets to discover what Toulon had to offer. Good for a half day of sightseeing on one's own. Since HAL was the only cruise ship in town, the streets and squares were not crowded with tourists.
Written October 12, 2016
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rpa124
Kingswinford, UK45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
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.
Written April 9, 2015
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Ronald M
Liverpool, UK151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
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 Nice or Cannes and it also has all the modern department and chain stores any shopaholic could want.

And you can walk-or rather saunter- from one end to the other in half an hour. You really don't need to go anywhere else.
Written October 26, 2014
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Luyeda
Los Altos, California9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Solo
The streets of Old Town are poorly lit and there is no security in the area. The streets that run perpendicular to the Marina lead to Public Housing. I did not notice this until I was two blocks from the Plaza of the Victor Hugo Community Theater. There were clusters of African Young people at each intersection, and I was watched carefully. Drug trafficking was plainly visible, and I was being scanned to see what I was doing. I have my Canon 1DS Mark II Camera with me, but the value is not immediately recogizable. Had my iPhone been visible, I would have been robbed. The safest path would be Couers Lafayette, which had stores and restaurants.
Written December 29, 2012
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carolwebb30
Shrewsbury, UK60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
To see all the sights of the town it is a good idea to take a tour of the town by the mini train within easy location on the marina this is around 45-60 minute trip but take you around streets and a full tour of surrounding sights and also commentary in french and english, do enjoy the experience.
Written August 18, 2014
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david31318
Toronto, Canada32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
toulon was the first port of call on our recent barcelona-venice cruise on HAL. in general, we find ship excursions to be rather costly; and, since we have been to marseilles before (70 km from toulon) and also to eze, we decided to tour toulon on our own. as the title suggests, the old town is a walker's delight! the architecture is typical french. there is an open market just steps from the port and squares and cafes everywhere; and, if you are interested in free wifi access, there is a good connection at the port terminal. in general, the crew knows where the free wifi is, so just ask a crew member or tag along.
Written June 14, 2016
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Marlenemaca
Saint John, Canada88 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Friends
I was disappointed in this cruise stop. The market in old town was 99% food which was great for the locals but not good the cruise passengers. The coffee shops where filled with men and we didn't feel welcome. Not a place I would enjoy returning.
Written December 22, 2013
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Terje J
Fredrikstad, Norway1,390 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
The Old town of Toulon was a dissapointment. Hardly a restaurant, in the Street is was only men with arabic origin.
Written May 3, 2013
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pipcarobethdan
Leicester, UK160 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014
We stopped here on a cruise and we were totally dissapointed by the town. It was dirty and other than lots of cafes there was nothing to do. We all felt it was a waste of a day and cannot recommend it to anyone.
Written April 23, 2014
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