6 Sights in Toulon, France (with Map and Images)
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1. Musée national de la Marine
The National Museum of the Navy of Toulon has been installed since 1981 next to the clock tower of the arsenal, one of the few historical sites to have survived the Second World War. A true memory of the Toulon arsenal, of which it preserves the majestic monumental door dated 1738, the museum has a collection of models of ships and galleys. The Musée de la Marine de Toulon is part of the Musée National de la Marine 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 door dating from 1738.
Wikipedia: Musée national de la Marine de Toulon (FR), Website
2. Église Saint-François-de-Paule
The Church of Saint-François-de-Paule is a Roman Catholic church in Toulon, France and erected in 1744. It is placed under the patronage of Saint Francis of Paola, founder of the Minimes. It is administered at the request of the bishop of the diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, Mgr 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.
3. Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-de-la-Seds
Toulon Cathedral, also known as Sainte-Marie-Majeure, is a Roman 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.
4. Fort Saint-Louis
Fort Saint-Louis, also named Fort des Vignettes, is a cannon tower built in Toulon in 1534 by the engineer Saint-Rémy, on the initiative of François Ier, in order to protect the city from the Sarches of Pirates of the Pirates barbarians, like the one who had looted the city and took captives in 1530.
5. FNRS III
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.
6. Tour Royale
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.
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