Toulon (Provence) France – Toulon Bay by Boat and Naval Museum

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Have a close look at one of the most beautiful bays of Europe and France’s principal naval base. The only way to get within close proximity of the arsenal and admire the National Marine buildings is by boat. Your boat trip you’ll see the marine cemetery, the last anchorage place for old vessels, the port of La Seyne sur Mer and its old shipyards along with the Corniche of Tamaris. Cruise by Lazaret Bay and its mussel farms, Les Sablettes, St. Mandrier Peninsula, the jetty which closed the bay from the east and its fortifications Eyguillette, Balaguier, St. Louis, Lamalgue, Tour Royale and Cap Brun.

Toulon’s coastline is lined with deep creeks shaded by pines, turquoise blue waters, sandy beaches and picturesque small fishing ports. Visit the Musee National de la Marine and discover the history of the port, the conditions of onboard convict ships, the daily life of sailors and the operations of the French nuclear attack submarines. Highlights include large models of 18th century vessels, the control panel of the Clemenceau, and a model of the French aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle. At the completion of your tour, you can walk back to your ship or stay in town for some time to sip a café, do some shopping, or just do nothing, it’s up to you!

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