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you would think a great maritime nation would honour their history in this port, the Portsmouth of France
but no, it has the style of a 1970s museum - flat, stiff and dull
I love maritime history and I was disappointed by this poor showing
The national marine museum celebrates French naval history, centered in Toulon. Most notably, the remaining French fleet was scuttled by the French navy in Toulon harbor in World War II rather then turning it over to the Nazis.
So much to see in this marvellous museum I had to go back a second time to see it all. Lots of extraordinary, traditional exhibits with meaningful explanations provided by the multilingual information devices. Very pleasant atmosphere and extremely educational and informative. The gift shop...More
The entrance fee is very reasonable and includes an audio tour which is very detailed. You then follow the 'yellow submarines' around the museum and play the audio as indicated. It works its way up through the history of ship building to the modern day...More
Visited this with friends during a visit to Toulon.
Museum is well laid out with some magnificent old and new models.
Displays are in French, English and German and the free audio guide adds a greater dimension to the history.
Interesting museum that informs about the city and the role of the navy throughout the centuries. Most important information is written in french, english and spanish. Free audioguides in several languages.