Lace up your walking boots, because on this trip, you’ll stroll through the streets of Toulon for a look at some of its maritime mainstays. Your guide will meet you at the port, where you’ll set off toward the city’s old quarter. On your way there, don’t forget to take some photos of the National Maritime Museum’s big marble gate – some of its statues date back to 1738. You’ll find France’s biggest naval base in Toulon, as well, so be sure to get a glimpse of the giant battleships docked in the port. From here, you’ll head to the market, where you can browse the hundreds of open-air stalls for souvenirs. Lavender soap, bars of nougat and rosé wine are all popular picks in Toulon. When you’re done, you’ll walk to the Toulon Cathedral. You’ll have some free time here to head inside and see its 17th-century Baroque altar, and learn about its 36-metre-tall clock tower. Its original bells were melted down during the French Revolution in the 18th century. Afterwards, all that’s left is the walk back to the port.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.