7 Sights in Toulon, France (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Toulon, France. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Toulon, France.

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1. Musée national de la Marine

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Musée national de la Marine yves Tennevin / CC BY-SA 2.0

The National Maritime Museum of Toulon has been located since 1981 next to the Arsenal Clock Tower, one of the few historic sites to have survived the Second World War. A true memory of the Toulon arsenal, whose majestic monumental door dating from 1738 it preserves, the museum has a collection of models of ships and galleys. The Toulon Maritime Museum is part of the National Maritime Museum, along with the museums of Paris, Brest, Rochefort and Port-Louis. Its existence is intimately linked to the history of its port and arsenal. It is accessed through the old gate dating from 1738.

Wikipedia: Musée national de la Marine de Toulon (FR), Website

2. Muséum départemental du Var

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The Muséum départemental du Var is a natural history museum located in Toulon, in the Jardin des Plantes du Var. Under French law, the departmental museum of the Var is both a "public establishment" and an "establishment open to the public" (ERP). Dependent on the Var Departmental Council, it is classified as a "Museum of France" and its collections, partly composed of protected species, are governed by the Nature Protection Act of 1976.

Wikipedia: Muséum départemental du Var (FR)

3. Église Saint-François-de-Paule

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The Church of Saint-François-de-Paule is a Roman Catholic church in Toulon, France, erected in 1744. It is dedicated to Saint Francis of Paola, founder of the Minims. It is administered at the request of the bishop of the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, Monsignor Rey, by the Missionaries of Divine Mercy, founded in 2005 by Father Fabrice Loiseau. Mass is celebrated in Latin, according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.

Wikipedia: Église Saint-François-de-Paule de Toulon (FR)

4. Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-de-la-Seds

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Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-de-la-Seds

Toulon Cathedral, also known as Sainte-Marie-Majeure, is a Catholic church located in Toulon, in the Var department of France. The cathedral is a national monument. Construction of the church began in the 11th century and finished in the 18th century. From the 5th century onwards, it was the seat of the Bishops of Toulon, and since 1957 has been the ecclesiastical seat of the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon.

Wikipedia: Toulon Cathedral (EN)

5. Fort Saint-Louis

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Fort Saint-Louis

Fort Saint-Louis, also known as Fort des Vignettes, is a cannon tower built in Toulon in 1534 by the engineer Saint-Rémy, on the initiative of François I, with the aim of protecting the city from Saracen incursions by Barbary pirates, such as the one who had plundered the city and taken captives in 1530.

Wikipedia: Fort Saint-Louis (Toulon) (FR)


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The FNRS-3 or FNRS III is a bathyscaphe of the French Navy. It is currently preserved at Toulon. She set world depth records, competing against a more refined version of her design, the Trieste. The French Navy eventually replaced her with the bathyscaphe FNRS-4, in the 1960s.

Wikipedia: FNRS-3 (EN)

7. Tour Royale

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The Tour Royale is a fort built in the 16th century to protect the entrance of the Petit Rade, the naval port of Toulon. It was the first fortification of the harbor, built 22 years after Provence became a part of France.

Wikipedia: Tour Royale, Toulon (EN)


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