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Toulon

Saga Sapphire blog - Captains' blogs

6th March, 2018

Arrival into Toulon was easy today, with light wind and clear skies. One tug to assist in the small basin to push the stern in to the quay.

We had a slight delay due to a ferry on our allocated berth, but as soon as he had moved we arrived alongside, but the delay did not affect the tour departures.

The berth in Toulon is right next to the Rugby Stadium and almost in the town centre. Toulon port is home to the French Navy and is a busy ferry port.

We had a beautiful afternoon. Even the deck chairs were out.

There were visits today to Bandol and Sanary. Bandol has long been a quiet retreat for artists and writers and Sanary is a 16th century port town with a Romanesque Tower built in the 1300s.

A trip to Aix, the capital of Provence, included a walking tour to see of the architecture, lunch and a visit to Atelier Cezanne, which has been preserved as it was during Paul Cezanne’s lifetime.

Departure was in bright sunshine as we set sail for our next port, Livorno.

Captain Richard Lambert

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