By Port d'Italie, facing the farmers market is the Toulon Tourist Office. All the essentials, maps, guidebooks, pamphlets.... 12 Place Louis Blanc, 33 4 94 18 53 00
Fondest memory: http://www.toulontourisme.com/international_welcome.htm
We stayed in Marseille where my husband's ship was moored. The ship was supposed to come to Toulon after they went to Valencia but instead they went to Marseille, so we really didn't get to Toulon. We rented a car (a Citroen 2CV - a really LITTLE car) to make day trips out from Marseille along the Mediteranean.
Fondest memory: There were three options for driving west - the high road the middle road and the low road. On one day we drove along the coast through little fishing villages to St. Tropez and then drove back along the mountains.
The high road gave wonderful views of the coast, but in some places the pavement vanished altogether, and once we met a logging truck and had to back down until we could find a place to pass. This photo of Toulon was taken from the high road.
From my point of view is a good place to visit just for a week-end and visiting the sourrounding coast villages. If you like sun and sand go by boat to 'Les Sablettes' beach.
It's a really windy place!!!
Favorite thing: There are many interesting pieces of wall art placed on buildings. Some reflect on the daily living experience in Southern France, like this piece of a couple of workers at at table.
Favorite thing: walk in the 'destal': the best thing to do is to take the highway towards Marseille and try to find a path to walk in the destal, you've got plenty of it.
Go around the centre of the city.
Fondest memory: Nice place for walking. Beautiful buildings and a lot of plants - Toulon is a very green city.