Guided tours in Toulon

Toulon is the birthplace of our guide Frédéric Paul. She cares about him. To take a guided tour of Toulon is to discover a millennial but unknown history. Telo Martius, for the Romans was one of the 2 cities producing purple for the empire. Telo, the foot of the mountain or the goddess Ligure of the springs? We do not really know but both agree well… Martius, for the god of War, is also still topical for the largest naval military base in France and the largest military port in France.
But to summarise Toulon at its military port is very simplistic. Wedged between sea and mountain with Mont Faron culminating in 584m of altitude in backdrop it was called a time Port-la-Montagne. It is also a port of pleasure, of commerce and a city to the past and to the prestigious heritage. The small streets of its city centre too often ignored by the people passing by are full of treasures and cosy nooks.
The Mourillon district, the beaches or a climb to mount Faron are memories that mark you. From the top of the mountain, you will embrace the city and the most beautiful harbor in Europe. We also recommend the ascent by cable car.

The invisible Memory of Toulon

Come and discover the details that are hidden in the streets of Toulon, and surprising anecdotes about the events and the characters that made the city what it is today!!
Today you have the possibility to see the unseen, to visit Toulon, to discover or to rediscover the city with another glance, to go back in time during a playful and interactive stroll. Come and exchange and let your imagination run free. Come to take ownership of the city and share the secrets of the great history and the little stories of Toulon and off the beaten path. In Toulon the visible is invisible…

About 2 hours in the center.  Appointment on the course Lafayette, in front of the Church of St Francis of Paule, opposite the tourist office.

Public visit with Annabelle every Saturday at 10am. Rate of €10 per person, and free for children under 7 years of age. Booking by email: annabelledousson@gmail.com Group or private visit by appointment, rate on request (contact us)

The invisible Memory of Toulon

Come and discover the details that are hidden in the streets of Toulon, and surprising anecdotes about the events and the characters that made the city what it is today!!
Today you have the possibility to see the unseen, to visit Toulon, to discover or to rediscover the city with another glance, to go back in time during a playful and interactive stroll. Come and exchange and let your imagination run free. Come to take ownership of the city and share the secrets of the great history and the little stories of Toulon and off the beaten path. In Toulon the visible is invisible…

About 2 hours in the center.  Appointment on the course Lafayette, in front of the Church of St Francis of Paule, opposite the tourist office.

Public visit with Annabelle every Saturday at 10am. Rate of €10 per person, and free for children under 7 years of age. Booking by email: annabelledousson@gmail.com Group or private visit by appointment, rate on request (contact us)

Article VAR of 1 August 2014

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: Today I come to tell you about a guided tour that I tested for you: The guided tour of Toulon, "the Visible is Invisible", by Frédéric PAUL. So I come to tell you my little experience and explain why I recommend it: my opinion, point b
y point: – Discovering the
sports, historical and architectural culture of the city: Yes, yes and yes! That's what I liked most about this visit: I learned a lot of things! From the origins of Toulon to the explanation of the coat of arms of the RCT to the reasons of the architectural choices of the port. To be able to understand the reason for the existence of my city, to know how it was before and what motivated the changes that we can observe today, gave a new dimension to Toulon which I did not perceive before.
– A playful and interactive stroll: Yes. I do not want to say too much not to reveal everything in advance, but we could listen, visualize, question, feel, share, all in a good child atmosphere that I liked very much. Frédéric PAUL would gladly respond to questions from curious passersby, who at the turn of their promenade had heard snippets of conversation.
– Discover the great story and the Little stories of Toulon: Yes, and it's part of the charm of this visit. If I have learned much about the history of Toulon, from ancient Rome to the present day, I have also discovered a lot of small anecdotes, sometimes related to the childhood memories of the guide, sometimes linked to the big names originating in this city. And there is nothing that was not interesting to know.
– Open your eyes to the unseen: Oh yes! I am almost ashamed to say it, but I am guilty of going through my city every day without looking at it more closely. While observing well, there are lots of details, on the harbor, looking up or watching the ground, which tells its story. And all of a sudden, my town had something to tell. Like when we learn a little about the past life of our parents: Suddenly, they are no longer just our parents, but become full-fledged people who have lived a history, stories, and helped to make a time what it was.

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