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Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

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Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

Arriving on the royal on 11th Aug. What transport is there to get from port into Toulon

Do n't want to use cruise line excursion

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1. Re: Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

There are taxis, or you could walk. It's not far.

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2. Re: Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

Depends where you come in. If you land in Toulon, you can walk. If it is La Seyne sur Mer....it's much more complicated.

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3. Re: Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

Sorry, but I do not think getting to Toulon from La Seyne is complicated at all.

If it's La Seyne, some local buses pass not too far from where the cruise ship is moored. Look for a bus stop on the main street passing the quay, and on the quay side. On Sundays, the buses run less frequently than on weekdays. But, I feel the water bus line is more convenient.

The lines taking you to Toulon downtown is #8 (bus) and #8M (waterbus). I stongly recommend the latter, works well and is quick. You can ask the locals for "ponton de bateau-bus" if you cannot locate it. There are two "pontons" (stops) of the waterbus around the cruise dock at La Seyne.

Infomation about buses can be found at:

reseaumistral.com/ftp/img_plan/PlanReseau.pdf

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As already explained by som eof experienced visitors, as living in Toulon, I can strongly recommend the water bus #8M (the pontoon to catch the water bus is located maximu 10 minutes walk away from the ship), the water bus will first stop by downtown La Seyne sur Mer and then will bring you to Toulon downtown where you will arrive at the heart of the city in front of one of the main shopping street (Rue d'Alger) in Toulon.

Please note that on Sunday, the water bus as a public service, does not run as regularly as during week days, so if you really want to go fast, ask for the shuttle boat transfer sold on board or directly on the pier. Before leaving the pier, I recommend you to stop by the tourist information desk, where a very nice staff will give you a street map of Toulon and some other leaflets depending on what you want to do or to see.

As you will call at Toulon on Sunday, please note that most of the shops will be closed BUT some other should remain open all around the provencal market taking plac along "Cour Lafayette" pedestrian street (from 8:00AM to 1:00PM). After lunch time, during the afternoon, as most of the shop closed, you will find here after some of suggestions about what to do and to see on Sunday:

WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY IN TOULON?

• Take a stroll along the Cours Lafayette famous, colourful and authentic Provencal market, known as the biggest one in Provence! It takes place all along Cours Lafayette Pedestrian Street and even continues along rue Paul Lendrin, and will lead you to the shady square “Place Puget”, its nice cafes and restaurants. Do not forget to taste the local dish “la Cade à Dédé” and stop by to say hello to Jeanine the salads seller, she will tell you funny stories with its unique and so typical Provencal accent…

• A little bit further, you will find the beautiful opera building and square where you can stop and have a drink (ask for a glass of Rosé wine “Côte de Provence” or “Bandol”, or even a “Pastis”, if you want to try the local drinks).

• Take a ride on board the Cable Car to reach the top of the “Mont Faron” hill and enjoy the most beautiful and breathtaking panoramic view over the bay, the neighbour coast and Golden Islands! Why not stop to the WW2 memorial of the landing in Provence or go to visit the big cats at “la fauverie du Faron” (big cats reproduction center)?

• Visit some of the city museums: the national naval and history museum, the Modern Art Museum (Hotel des Arts) and its temporary exhibitions (free entrance)

• Take a stroll along the gardens and sandy beaches at “Le Mourillon”, have a drink or a lunch in one of the various seaside bars and restaurants, or just rent a sun bed and relax! You can go to Le Mourillon either by bus or by catching the scenic train which will bring you there. In the morning (only), go to Rue Lamalgue Street, offering a wide range of nice boutiques.

• Stop by to say hello and to do some shopping in some of the “Cruise Friendly” boutiques open on Sunday (check to the members’ section, the ones indicated as “7/7”). They are open on Sunday : (rappel des noms des seules enseignes ouvertes le dimanche et renvoi vers case du plan)

• Enjoy the scenery of the bay of Toulon, renowned for being the most beautiful one in Europe!) and the history of the navy, by taking a boat tour around the bay.

• Take a picture next to “Cuverville” statue and then sit down on a terrace along the Marina to enjoy the sun, the sea and write your postcards…

WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY IN LA SEYNE SUR MER?

• Take a stroll along the Cours Louis Blanc and the little streets all around, its colourful and authentic Provencal market, where some of the local sellers will be happy to let you taste some of the local special dishes (tapenade, anchoïade, olives, etc.)

• Stop by the beautiful church “Notre Dame de bon voyage”

• Take a stroll along the Parc de La Navale gardens and historical footpaths (it will give you some explanations about the glorious past of the city when it was one of the most famous shipyard in the South of France!) and finish you visit by a picture next to the former gate of the naval shipyards

• A little bit further, next to the Marine (behind Hotel Kyriad), visit the “bascule bridge” (Free entrance) and take the lift to go at the top of the monument from where you will enjoy the view over the city center, the marina, and Park de la Navale gardens and even on your cruise ship!) –

• Along Tamaris bay, you will find Fort Balaguier Museum and gardens (closed at lunch time): taxi or bus are recommended to go there as the pedestrian footpath is not very comfortable and safe. Here you will learn more about the history of the prisoners

• Gardens and beach resort in Les Sablettes village (the best way to get there is by taxi or by the scenic train): long and fine sandy beaches, terraces, cafés and shops will welcome you for a relaxing time. You will be also able to enjoy the Fernand Braudel landscaped Park: botanical collection of more than 300 varieties of Mediterranean plants

• Are you interested in arts? Go and visit Villa Tamaris (temporary arts exhibitions) from 2 pm

• A few kilometres away, go to admire the black sandy beach of Fabrégas and walk to reach the top of “Notre Dame du Mai” hill in order to enjoy the panoramic view (2 hours walk to reach the top of the hill)…

• You like trying your luck? Go and practise games of chance at the Casino in Les Sablettes resort: open everyday from 10 am to 3 am.

I hope this information will help ;-)

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5. Re: Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

This is a duplicate post.

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6. Re: Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

Please, there were two questions and the friendly local answered them both.

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7. Re: Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

I want to visit Cannes & Nice from Toulon , what transportation should I take ? Is there reputable private car that I can hire , I have only 8 hrs. I need to go back to Princess cruise line

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8. Re: Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

You get from Toulon to Cannes or Nice easiest by train. With only 8 hours of total time, you will not have much time to spend in the destination, actually not much more than 3 hours net. I would not do it myself. And, you need to build some slack for the trip back, as the single rail is congested between Nice and Cannes especially. I wouldn't even consider driving, as the train is the most efficient way to travel.

The only real alternative would be to have a driver to meet you at the quay, in order to save time from local transports. Expect to pay at least 500 euros for the day trip. limousine-center.fr/location-voiture-avec-ch… shorebee.com/en/…taxi

Toulon-Cannes (80 miles) is some 1h30 by train (and also by car), add some 30 minutes for Nice. The rail is scenic in many parts. Cannes is compact and the railway station is very centrally located there. There is a shopping street with many local and international brands and the key venues of the film festival nearby the station. Nice is far bigger and the station is a bit aside. A tramway takes you to the heart of things in just a couple of minutes, though.

Toulon itself is a nice place, too. I would give it a chance. A public waterbus tour over the Bay only costs you EUR 1,50 / direction. There is a fairly good shopping center "Mayol", an impressive street market, authentic old town streets and squares, Mont Faron mountain behind the town to viist etc. I think all this is good for the 8 hours. On Sundays, note that most of the shops, at Toulon, Cannes and Nice each, are closed. The street market at Toulon is on until 1PM.

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9. Re: Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

We have asked this a few times in different sites and still don't have a definitive answer. We arrive in Toulon on a Saturday and would like to go to Cassis for the day. I know it is fairly simple to take the train from Toulon to Cassis and then from Cassis to Toulon. It becomes more complicated once at the train station in Cassis - getting into Cassis and then finally getting from Cassis Center to the train station. Has anyone done this recently and, if so, what would you recommend?

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10. Re: Royal Princess Cruise Ship at Toulon

There is a local bus line available for this purpose, for obvious reasons.

Read all about it at:

ot-cassis.com/en/urban-bus-marcouline.html

and contact the tourist office if you have further questions.

Note that Cassis is very-very popular.

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