Welcome to Toulon, France
Friday 27 - Monday 30 September 2013
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbor on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. It is the fourth-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast.
Toulon is a vibrant city with many tourist attractions. For more information visit http://www.toulon.fr/ from 27-30 September, the port of Toulon will host the Tall Ships Regatta and welcome some 500,000 visitors. The Tall Ships last visited in 2007 and this year the port is especially pleased to welcome two Russian ships. To commemorate them visiting this year they have plans for a concert opera to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the visit of the Russian fleet at Toulon in 1893.
Events will include an opening ceremony on Friday 27 September and a multitude of events in the village. On Saturday 28 crews will compete in sports tournaments, before participating in an afternoon crew parade on the Avenue of the Republic. The highlight of the festival will take place on Monday 30 with a Parade of Sail, before the vessels depart for La Spezia.