Welcome to Toulon
Halfway between Marseille and St. Tropez, the commercial port and naval base of Toulon isn't the obvious choice for a Mediterranean vacation. However, scratch the surface and there are lots of things to do in Toulon, a gritty maritime hub with plenty to offer travelers willing to venture beyond the French Riviera resorts. Take your pick of four sandy beaches, zip up to the summit of Mont Faron for a view along the Med, then soak up the nightlife along the harborside. Rugby fans should also take note—the sport is akin to religion in Toulon.