Ride the Cable Car to Mount Faron (Toulon)


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Ride the Cable Car to Mount Faron (Toulon)

A must-do activity when in Toulon is to ride the cable car up Mont Faron, a towering limestone crag that stands at an impressive 584 meters above the city. The seven-minute ascent in the charming red cable car — featuring a sizeable glass floor panel — offers magnificent vistas throughout, including a panoramic view of the bay, renowned as one of the most exquisite in Europe, Toulon's port, the island of Porquerolles, as well as other nearby islands, the mountains, and the city. At the summit, an array of amenities awaits visitors, such as a zoo, restaurants, hiking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, a sanctuary chapel, and a memorial.

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From exploring its stunning lavender fields to skiing in the French Alps to wandering through its picturesque hilltop towns to rubbing elbows with the rich and famous in the French Riviera, there's definitely something for everyone in Provence. The Mediterranean climate is ideal for growing grapes, and wine enthusiasts will be delighted by the region's vineyards, which produce some of the finest wines in France. Visitors can also explore the region's ancient olive groves, learn about the history and production of olive oil, and even participate in tastings to discover the diverse flavours of this culinary treasure. The Côte d'Azur's beautiful coastline is another major draw, with glamorous cities such as Nice and Saint-Tropez offering sun, sea, and sand in abundance. Culture vultures will love exploring the region's historic landmarks and fascinating museums, such as Cézanne's Studio and the Vincent van Gogh Foundation.