Musee National de la Marine, Toulon

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The town of Toulon has a famous maritime museum, Musee National de la Marine . It is an extremely visited and liked museum of France. The collection at the museum dates back to Louis XV of France. The entry fee of the museum is quite nominal and the tour information is very good. It is located at the end of the wharf near the naval base. The audio guide explains the role of the port of Toulon in the navy. The paintings of the port, which are displayed in the museum, are exceptionally fine and captivating. To visit each point of the museum and to see every item on display takes a total of around one hour twenty minutes, which is not very much when you want to have a nice time. Make Musee National de la Marine a part of your Toulon vacation plans using our Toulon tour planning tool .
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  • A course of rich and educational collections on the extraordinary history of the Navy at Toulon, a temporary exhibition around Narcisse Chanouga comics. A must see!
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  • Entry between the préfecture Maritime and naval base. Price reduced and audio guide provided with the ticket of the circuit of the grouping of a Toulonnais boatmen. Good contact with the people in the home. The wonders of models, a lot of explanations in the audio guide are exciting (ex: the corderie, the frigate/ship distinction), difficult to enjoy with young children who spend from one boat to the other, but the model reduced by the aircraft carrier has the quote! Would be excellent with 2 or 3 small activities for children.
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  • beautiful exhibits of paintings by painters in the models of ships from all eras, a very interesting tour but the small yellow submarines do not quite correctly indicate the meaning of the visit
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  • The museum is small enough to complete in 45 min. Cost is €6.5pp. Would not recommend for anyone who is not French speaking, as audio guides are only in French (although it says otherwise). 99% of the museum is not translated into any other language. Nice layout and good displays though
  • Amazing and I got in free of charge because I am under 24, really really awesome display and super helpful as my French is pretty poor.
  • Great little museum. Helpful staff and guide.
  • The National Museum of the Marine Toulon is a great and educational way to spend an afternoon out of the heat. The exhibition was very informative and there were lots of different items on display, so it never got boring. I learned a lot about naval engineering at Toulon! An audio guide of your language of choice was included in the admission free, and the explanations were thorough. The only reason I do not give the museum five stars is that the item descriptions are only in French, and at least English as an additional language would be nice as well. The audio guide only covers selected exhibits and there were many items with French labels which I could not quite understand. I would have loved to to understand everything.
  • Really good muesem, only downside is that I think their should be more exhibits for the modern fleet. Lots of history though and it's great. It's free for anyone under 26, but if you are older it costs 6 euros, which is worth it.

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