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A walk in the French Riviera: A couple quick stops [On The Road: Toulon/Giens/Le Lavandou]

I want to bite into a big hunk of cheese, just bite into it like it’s an apple
George Costanza (Seinfeld episode “The Foundation”)

We kept the driving east. Our next stop was Toulon, a huge port city and hub with big cruise ships. My impression is that Toulon is a modern city that doesn’t go with the rest of Cote d’Azur, if you can avoid it and pass through without stopping you won’t miss anything.

Toulon Alley
If you do stop, there is a huge market in Cours Lafayette that is nice, we wandered around for a while. For dinner we ended in La Tortue in the port. The food was ok but not memorable, huge dishes, really good service, and pretty busy. We got some cheese and a steak top with foie gras. Expect to pay around €20pp.

Lafayette Market
Cheese George Cheese!
Steak and Foie
We left Toulon and headed to La Presqu'il de Giens and Le Lavandou. Giens is a secret gem, relax and small town, with a nice and quiet beach perfect to avoid all the hassle and chill for a while, also you can try to spot the pink flamingoes in the peninsula.

Le Lavandou is a bigger city but still quite traditional old town, we walked around the port, got a couple goat cheese and cured ham baguettes in the boulangerie, and enjoyed their Ferris Wheel that we decided to name the Lavandou Eye.

Le Lavandou
Cote d'Azur

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