An immersion among one of world’s largest fleet, Toulon, French Riviera

Dust rises up along the quays of the military harbour of Toulon in the south of France as carriages filled with food and jars of wine pass by. The artillery is spread out on the ground and among the iron cannon balls dozens of people are inspecting the heavy canons which are piled up and ready to be loaded onto the fleet of King Louis XV. I am visiting the Musée national de la Marine, or the Naval Museum of Toulon where a mural of Joseph Vernet represents a scene of the Toulon harbour in 1755. Keep traveling!

The French Riviera: A visual tour

Here is a compilation of the photos of the day of the world-famous French Riviera to inspire you.  All of these are available in a high definition upon request. For the story behind a specific photo, look for the corresponding photo of the day, or browse through our articles about the French Riviera. Keep reading

Snorkelling on a 2000-year old treasure

The start of the engine overpowers the shrilling cicadas. Nicolas Ponzone steers his Zodiac boat out of the picturesque harbour of Niel, with its traditional colourful fishing pointus. Nicolas is a treasure hunter! Keep reading

Photo of the day: Warm rooftops, French Riviera

From the top of the Tour des Templiers (the Knights Templar tower, 12th century), Keep reading

Uncovering the secret & most beautiful beach of the French Riviera

The sun has warmed up my skin more than I can bear while the warm wind spreads a scent of pine through the air. My backpack is filled with delicious fresh fruits from the market of the Cour Lafayette in Toulon, ready to be munched away during a picnic at a secret cove, by one of the most beautiful beaches of the French Riviera. Keep reading

Toulon, the rough diamond of the French Riviera & its best kept secret!

Fresh basil, peaches, melons, figs, nectarines, tomatoes, lavender, thyme, olives… All these scents enter my nose as we walk through the colourful and authentic market of Cour Lafayette in the city centre of Toulon, along the Côte d’Azur in France. Keep reading

Photo of the day: The traditional “pointu”, French Riviera

Far from the luxurious yatchs that can be spotted all along the French Riviera, the colourful pointus are the traditional fishing boats. The captains of these robust Keep reading

Photo of the day: Colourful sardine cans, French Riviera

Mediterranean goods are sold in many shops scattered along the medieval streets of Keep reading

Photo of the day: Shades of the South, French Riviera

The medieval streets of Hyères show shades of Keep reading

Mountain biking, overlooking world’s 3rd largest bay!

I am loosening my helmet to wipe the sweat from my face while putting my sunglasses back in place. I take a few sips from my water bottle while enjoying the view on world’s third largest bay, after Hong Kong and San Francisco: the bay of Toulon along the French Riviera. From the top of the 584-metre high Mont Faron, the view on France’s forgotten city and massive military harbour is Keep reading

Photo of the day: Mediterranean market, Hyères, French Riviera

The medieval streets of Hyères are home to many shops selling Mediterranean goods: Keep reading