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Mont Faron

Travel to the top of the mountain that overlooks Toulon to hike across its summit, see big cats in their enclosures and learn about World War II history.

Climb aboard a cable car for a ride to the top of Mont Faron. The mountain rises 1,916 feet (584 meters) above the Toulon skyline, and its large summit features a zoo, restaurants, walking trails and a museum.

As you ride the cable car, look down on the hundreds of acres of forest beneath your feet. When you reach the summit, spend a few moments taking in the impressive view of the city and port of Toulon as well as the offshore islands. 

Go for a stroll along the signposted footpaths or cycle on the mountain bike trails. A 5-minute walk from the cable car arrival terminal will bring you to the Allied Landings Museum. Inside the stone structure you can browse documents and artifacts from World War II. They belonged to some of the allied armies who landed in France in 1944 to liberate the south of the country from the Nazis.

The Fauverie de Faron Zoo is on the summit of Mont Faron. Visit enclosures that house lions, pumas, tigers, panthers and other types of big cat. You can also see monkeys and wolves at the animal attraction.

If you plan to spend several hours on the summit bring some food with you and rest in a picnic area. Alternatively, dine in one of the restaurants.

Mont Faron is about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of the center of Toulon. The cable car opens every morning with different closing times in the evening depending on the month. It is closed from mid-November until the school winter holidays in February and on particularly windy days. There is a fee for the cable car ride with discounts for children and large groups and deals on combined cable car and zoo access. 

If the cable car is not in operation during your time in Toulon, reach the summit and its attractions by the road that climbs up the western side of Mont Faron.


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Lodging Near Mont Faron

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T2 Apartment in Quiet House, Overlooking the Rose ne

T2 Apartment in Quiet House, Overlooking the Rose ne

436 Route Départementale 46, toulonr
4.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
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Situated by the ocean, this apartment is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hotel des Arts, Musee National de la Marine, and Place de La Liberte. University of Toulon and Toulon Marina are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$61
Celenya Hôtel

Celenya Hôtel

7 bis Rue de Chabannes, Toulon
3.4
of 5, from 212 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Toulon, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place de La Liberte and Musee National de la Marine. Tour Royale is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.

Beautifully Decorated Mas With Private Bassin and own River, on Walking Distance of Village

Beautifully Decorated Mas With Private Bassin and own River, on Walking Distance of Village

110, Chemin du Chateau, LE REVEST-LES-EAUX (DARDENNE)
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this villa is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hotel des Arts, Musee National de la Marine, and Tour Royale. Place de La Liberte and Toulon Marina are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$68
ibis Styles Toulon Centre Port

ibis Styles Toulon Centre Port

Place De Besagne, Toulon
4.0
of 5, from 508 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Le Mourillon, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Stade Mayol and Musee National de la Marine. Tour Royale is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) away.

$81
Holiday Inn Express Toulon - Sainte-Musse

Holiday Inn Express Toulon - Sainte-Musse

Rue Nicolas Appert Quartier Sainte-Musse, Toulon
4.5
of 5, from 238 reviews
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Located in the heart of Toulon, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Stade Mayol and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Musee National de la Marine. Port of Toulon and Cours Lafayette are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Villa With Pool Bas Faron

Villa With Pool Bas Faron

99 Avenue Louis Roche, Toulon
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Place Puget and Musee National de la Marine. Tour Royale is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

$71
Inter-Hotel Grand Hôtel de la Gare

Inter-Hotel Grand Hôtel de la Gare

14 Boulevard De Tesse, Toulon
3.9
of 5, from 161 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Toulon, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place de La Liberte and Musee National de la Marine. Tour Royale is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.

$57
Au Nouvel Hotel

Au Nouvel Hotel

224 boulevard de Tesse, Toulon
3.4
of 5, from 142 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Place de La Liberte and Musee National de la Marine. Tour Royale is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.