Mont Faron is only located a few minutes away from Toulon or La Seyne harbour. The hill - 1,916 feet high - provides a large range of hiking trips (from easy to difficult) that one can also discover while mountain biking or horseback riding. Defensive towers - scattered around its slopes – recall the times the bay & the harbour required protection from potential sea assaults.
The red cable car that connects Toulon to the “Faron‘s peak” will lift you up in less than 10 minutes. From the upper platforms the panorama is breath-taking and speaks for itself: You have indeed called in Europe’s safest bay!
At the top pay a visit to the WWII Provence Landing Memorial, hosted in the Beaumont Tower, an old lady originally from 1845 which has undergone some renovations (the latest one in 2017) to welcome visitors.
Looking for a fully active exploration or to complement your cable car + memorial visit?
There is a short easy walk that leads from the Memorial to the “Croix Radieuse” (Radiating Cross) where one finds a belvedere platform. Horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking are great alternatives to the classic exploration, and while on the tour, you will enjoy stops to take in the views, get familiar to the Mediterranean flora as well as to the traditional leaving in the area.
What to do:
A multi interests’ escorted tour up the Mont Faron:
A short but pleasant cable car ride
The tour of the WWII Provence Landing Museum which offers modern technologies & easy access to all, for a friendly exploration
Active tours whether you like mountain biking, horseback riding or simply hiking! All levels to fit all.
Lunch in a downtown restaurant followed in the afternoon by a visit to a wine estate, or afternoon at the Mourillon Beaches for a fully relaxing moment.
Please note: on heavy windy days, due to weather conditions the cable-car may be closed on short notice.
Type of excursion
Type of public
Duration of the visit
½ day excursion
All ages (disabled access: Yes, with the cable-car)
About 3-4 hours + transportation (depending on the formulas)
VIP Tour | Medium group | Large Group
Segment: Economic | Medium | Luxury
Take the modern red cable car to access
Driving time from...
TOULON / LA SEYNE-SUR-MER
For more information
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