The Arsenal of Toulon is a city within a city. A working naval base, the Arsenal covers 268 hectares with 10 km of quays, has 30 km of roads, employs approximately 12,000 people and has around thirty buildings used by the Naval Action Force.
The base was established in 1490 when the first crews for the King's ships were formed.
The New Dock was built by Vauban in the late seventeenth century. The main extension dates from the mid-nineteenth century, at the height of the steam powered naval and large colonial expeditions of the Second Empire.
The Arsenal in Toulon remains an important military port in France.
A symbol of the city, Mont Faron is a mountain which watches over Toulon from a height of 584 metres. Although it's not the highest peak in the region, it is the best-known and most recognizable. A nature conservation site, Mont Faron offers hours of walking and natural discoveries in the heart of the lush greenery typical of the south of France. Tackle Mont Faron on foot or by bicycle for an outdoorsy challenge. Alternatively, you can take the cable car to the summit, where you'll be rewarded with an exceptional panorama over Toulon, its surroundings and the harbour.
This Golf Club spans a total of 60 hectares; the 18-hole course is stretched over 6 kilometres and makes for great, challenging games.
Beginners can learn to overcome the basic traps such as the bunker, or practise their swing at the driving range which features no less than 50 slots.
Of course, like every golf course worthy of the name, the Valgarde features a prestigious club house to relax like true gentlemen after a difficult game.
What would Marseille be without its characteristic coves? As you explore the city, take the time to admire the rocky coves that make up a large part of coastal waters. Altogether, the Calanques represent about 20 kilometres of cliffs along the coast, 20 kilometres being pounded by the Mediterranean, carved and worn by the elements over the years…
These areas are home to rich ecosystem with fascinating flora and fauna.
At the Bar à Thym, the beer flows in all its forms; the menu has a selection of 12 sorts of draft beer and about a hundred sorts of bottled beer. The decoration makes it look like a Parisian brasserie.
There are concerts on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on the other days there is a resident DJ to spin soul, funk, and house. Special nights are advertised on the site: don't miss the "open mix"!