Toulon, Provence, France, has a population of approximately one hundred sixty-five thousand people and is well known for its large military harbour. The city lies on the Mediterranean Sea in the south of France. Toulon boasts an international airport, but the connections are rather limited; it is a lot easier to find a suitable flight to Marseille (the international airport in Marseille is northwest of the centre and there are numerous low-budget flights to European destinations available). You can take a train to get from the airport in Marseille to Toulon -- it takes less than two hours.
The region has been inhabited for more than two thousand seven hundred years and it was an important harbour during the time of the Roman Empire. The beautiful Old Town and Toulon Cathedral, also known by the name of Sainte-Marie-Majeure, are two sights in the centre that you should not miss. The origins of Toulon Cathedral are from the eleventh century. However, the building was finished around seven hundred years later. In the cathedral you can see different architectural styles -- Baroque, Corinthian, and Romanesque. Do not forget to visit local food markets with their delicious range of local fruits and vegetables.
If you're planning on visiting Toulon, check out the beaches during the summer. The Mourillon beaches are the most popular ones and offer decent facilities for families with children and beachgoers in general -- you can find playgrounds and restaurants right next to the beach. If you like snorkeling, visit the coves of Méjean and Magaud, some of the best spots in the area to experience the submarine world.
There are many hotels and holiday apartments in and nearby Toulon. For this reason, you can choose hotels from two to four stars, depending on your budget and your preference. You will also find an option for a hostel in Toulon, Provence, France, as well; you will be located in the centre of the city and it is easy to get to the most important sights. Most places including your Toulon, Provence, France hostel offer free Wi-Fi, but consider that some places have free Wi-Fi only in common areas.
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