The third stop on our cruise was in Toulon, France. This was one of those stops where we had a guide book in hand as we left the ship. We walked to the bus stop and looked for the bus number the guide book said to take. There was no such bus number and we couldn’t find anyone that spoke English though we did have a French man try to help. We finally gave up and decided to just explore the town. I can’t say I didn’t enjoy Toulon because I did, but we decided that we would spend the extra money and take guided tours for the rest of the cruise. We had spent too much time and money to get there and not see what we wanted to see.
We had a blast shopping with the street vendors. We ended up purchasing some scarves and sweaters since it was cool that morning and we hadn’t worn our coats.
My daughter bought this adorable blue jacket for around €5. We also purchased beautiful scarves for around €3 each.
We ran across this beautiful church and the doors were open so we were able to look inside. Like most of the churches we saw in Europe, it was beautiful.
Here are some of my favorite photos of Toulon, France.
You can’t see it in this photo, but there was an adorable little old lady (she looked to be in her late 80’s or 90’s) standing in the window when I snapped this picture.
Of course when you are in France, you have to stop by a bakery to try out those French pastries you hear about.
And then you have to take pictures of all of the beautiful pastries…
And of the bread. The croissants were so flaky and soft and almost melted in your mouth.
Heather eating one of those flaky croissants I mentioned above.
Here is our ship in port.
I loved this little lighthouse we passed as we headed out of port.
TIPS FOR TOULON
- Check your ships information about transportation from the dock. We didn't do this and ended up doing a lot of unnecessary walking.
- Download or print this information in this Toulon Welcome Information
- Here is another great download : Toulon Step by Step
- We could not find a single person that spoke English. We walked around pointing at our computers and asking for Wifi. No one could understand us until my daughter found a group of teenage boys who nodded and said " WeeFee."