Toulon/Provence (La Seyne), France

Toulon has been the great bastion of the French navy since 1494, when Charles VIII chose its superb harbor as the site for a naval shipyard. Today, Toulon is homeport for the French navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier "Charles de Gaulle." The city is also the capital of the Var and provides an excellent gateway to the riches of Provence and the Cote d'Azur. To the north and west are medieval Provencal hilltop villages and superb vineyards. To the east lie the fabled coves and beaches of the Cote d'Azur, the setting for the legendary resort of St. Tropez. And everywhere there is the miraculous fusion of sky and sea that forms the essence of Southern France.

Toulon's Upper Town bears more than a strong resemblance to Paris - in the 1840s, the prefect of the Var was that same Baron Haussmann who gave the City of Light its elegant boulevards and architecture. Haussmann first tried his hand at urban renewal here in Toulon.

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Points of Interest

  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Bormes-les-Mimosas
  • Bandol
  • Hyères
  • Sanary-sur-Mer
  • St. Tropez
  • Le Castellet
  • Marseille

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Aix boasts the elegant Cours Mirabeau, the legendary brasserie Le Deux Garcons and the finest shopping - and markets - in Provence.

  • Bormes-les-Mimosas

    Famous for its flower-filled narrow lanes, this 12th century village is set in a magnificent mountain amphitheater with sweeping views of Lavandou Bay.

  • Bandol

    This famous seaside resort is also one of the great French wine appellations. Bandol produces big inky reds, minerally whites and arguably the greatest French rosé.

  • Hyères

    The oldest resort on the French Riviera and a well-known vacation destination since Roman times, the seaside town of Hyères offers cobalt blue waters, snow-white sands, flourishing gardens, luxurious villas, and historical sights.

  • Sanary-sur-Mer

    An enchanting 16th century resort, the beaches in Sanary-sur-Mer are open and active year 'round. With only 60 days of rain, it's been called the sunniest place in France.

  • St. Tropez

    The old fishing port is the ultimate luxury resort where yachts jostle fishing boats in the Old Harbor and the pastel-colored buildings of the Old Quarter house elegant boutiques, galleries and cafes.

  • Le Castellet

    Historical landmarks abound in this tiny town that's perched on the edge of a cliff. Sections of the 15th century ramports of this fortified hamlet still exsist.

  • Marseille

    France's second largest city after Paris. Nominated Europe's Cultural Capital in 2013, Marseille has much to offer: from its famous Old harbour ( Vieux Port ) to the outstanding Basilica of Notre Dame de La Garde , the discovery of this exotic and very lively city will delight you.

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Afternoon: Toulon Bay Cruise and Walking Tour

3 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 3 9 0

Discover the timeless charms of Toulon from two perspectives. First, relax with refreshments as you cruise the turquoise waters past quaint coastal villages, imposing fortresses and popular beaches. Then, soak up the history and beauty of Toulon's iconic sights with a comprehensive walking tour.

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Easy French Riviera:Sanary-sur-Mer & Bandol

4.5 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 2 9 5
  • Bandol
  • Sanary-sur-Mer

Indulge in a leisurely drive along the scenic coast of the French Riviera. Be dazzled by the sun-drenched beaches, azure water, and quaint villages that call the Cote d'Azur their home. Along the way, enjoy stops in Sanary-sur-Mer and Bandol, two unspoiled seaside gems. The return journey will be made inland among the famous vineyards of Bandol and the natural conservation site of the gorges of Ollioules.

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Discovery Family Picturesque Bandol On Your Own

5 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 6 1 0
  • Bandol

Set your own pace and plan the day your way on an independent sightseeing tour of Bandol, a charming village perched on the shores of the Cote D'azur. Sample local wines, peruse chic boutiques, visit the casino or relax on the pretty beaches of the French Riviera

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Toulon Bay Cruise and Walking Tour

4 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 3 8 0

Get ready to set your sights and camera on the magnificent landmarks that help define Toulon during an excursion that begins with a shore line cruise followed by a walking tour of the city, with the visit of the Naval Museum and ends with independent sightseeing.

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Hyeres

5 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 2 2 5
  • Hyères

Visit the oldest resort on the French Riviera on a guided walking tour of the Medieval city centre. A well-known vacation destination since Roman times, the seaside town of Hyères offers cobalt blue waters, snow-white sands, flourishing gardens, luxurious villas, and historical sites such as the Knights Templar tower. Then free time will be given to browse the shops and art galleries.

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Castellet and Bandol Wine Tasting

5 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 3 0 5
  • Bandol
  • Le Castellet

Enjoy a relaxing journey through the breathtaking wine country of France's Provence. Visit the medieval town of Le Castellet. Then, savor a tour of a vineyard in the wine-making region of Bandol and enjoy a tasting of acclaimed wines produced in the area.

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St. Tropez on Your Own

8 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 1 2 0
  • St. Tropez

It is the classic Riviera success story - discovered by the beau monde, a small fishing village is transformed into one of the world's best-known luxury resorts. Explore St. Tropez, from the crowded yacht harbor to the pastel-colored stone buildings housing luxury boutiques.

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Bormes-les-Mimosas

5 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 2 1 5

Explore the first stop in France's fragrant "Mimosa Trail" with a guided walking tour of the medieval village of Bormes-Les-Mimosas. Then, browse the craft studios, art and antique galleries as well as the traditional shops during your free time.

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Marseille - The Phocean City

8 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 4 1 0
  • Marseille

Spend the day in Marseille, the largest port on the Mediterranean. Take in its most impressive sights on a walking tour followed by a coach tour. Some of the highlights include the If Castle fortress, the Old Port, and Notre Dame de La Garde Basilica, the city's most famous landmark.

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Bormes-les-Mimosas & Hyeres

8 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 1 1 0
  • Hyères

Bormes-les-Mimosas is one of Provence's most stunning locales: A medieval village clinging to a mountainside with views of the sea and the Dom Forest. Explore its steep, flower-filled streets before visiting the medieval city centre of Hyères of the Palms, the oldest resort on the French Riviera.

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普罗旺斯精选之旅(普通话导游) / 最美普羅旺斯(中文導遊)

8 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 9 9 0
  • Aix-en-Provence

Travel into the heart of Provence for a leisurely guided tour of the ancient town of Aix, the birthplace of artist Paul Cezanne. You'll also have free time to discover its many charms: visit the elegant 17th century Mazarin Quarter, stroll through picturesque Old Town or browse through the marketplace.

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プロヴァンス終日観光(日本語ガイド付き)

8 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 9 9 3
  • Aix-en-Provence

Travel into the heart of Provence for a leisurely guided tour of the ancient town of Aix, the birthplace of artist Paul Cezanne. You'll also have free time to discover its many charms: visit the elegant 17th century Mazarin Quarter, stroll through picturesque Old Town or browse through the marketplace.

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Best of Provence

8 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 1 0 5
  • Aix-en-Provence

Travel into the heart of Provence for a leisurely guided tour of the ancient town of Aix, the birthplace of artist Paul Cezanne. You'll also have free time to discover its many charms: visit the elegant 17th century Mazarin Quarter, stroll through picturesque Old Town or browse through the marketplace.

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Best of Provence for Small Groups

8 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 9 9 9
  • Aix-en-Provence

Travel into the heart of Provence for a leisurely guided tour of the ancient town of Aix, the birthplace of artist Paul Cezanne. You'll also have free time to discover its many charms: visit the elegant 17th century Mazarin Quarter, stroll through picturesque Old Town or browse through the marketplace.

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Wines & Delicacies at La Bégude Vineyards

7 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 4 0 0
  • Le Castellet

Sip and savor the subtle flavors of French wine at the famed La Begude vineyards in the acclaimed region of Bandol. After a tour of the winery you'll be treated to a buffet lunch. On your return trip to Toulon you'll stop in the enchanting village of Le Castellet

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Ultimate Provence Cooking Class - A Discovery Exclusive

6.5 hours | Toulon/Provence (La Seyne) | T L N - 1 5 0
  • Le Castellet

Put on your apron, roll up your sleeves and get ready to prepare an authentic Provencal lunch with renowned chef Rene Berard. Tour the gardens overflowing with seasonal herbs and vegetables and learn how produce inspires the day's recipes. Then, enjoy your culinary triumph with a glass of wine.

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