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Take the Mont Faron Cable Car in Toulon
Posted: April 4, 2018
On a sunny yet cool afternoon it seemed the perfect fit to take the cable car in Toulon to the top of Mont Faron. After reading so much about it being a highlight for the town we thought we’d go and see what all the fuss was about.
Directions to the cable car from the town are few. We decided to drive to the cable car station but you can also take a bus from the centre of town too. I wouldn’t attempt to walk there from the town unless you are very fit!
The cable cars themselves are smaller than I expected, and have a glass panel in the floor for excellent view of the passing scenery (gulp).
No sooner have you taken off in the cable car, the centre of Toulon appears, with its impressive coastline, the bay of Toulon and huge cruise ships leaving and arriving. With villages dotted out to the west, looking back towards Bandol the journey passes quickly as there is so much to see on the way up (and down).
It takes just over five minutes to reach the summit and the views back down over Toulon are spectacular. There’s a restaurant next to the cable car station at the top which is worth a visit, if only for the views.
Walkers and mountain bikers, climbers and adrenaline junkies will love Mont Faron. It is a perfect day trip for families looking for a mini-adventure too, we were told that there is a zoo on the mountain, a WW2 museum and plenty of walking routes to explore at the top. But on this occasion we chose lunch and the views over the bay!
What you should know:
– A return trip on the cable car costs £7 but you can pick up a combined day pass with local bus from the city centre for just £7.50.
– It’s a great day out for the whole family, we went out of season and there was plenty of room in the cable car itself and short queuing times.
– Toulon is an easy drive from Le Beausset, make a whole day of it and explore the town and the weekend food markets