With the Mont Faron(542m,) in the background, and opening out onto a magnificient arbour designed by Mother Nature, Toulon is a city of contrasts. Its old picturesque city of ancient fountains and a colorful daily market with the smells and sounds typical of Provence. Its large military port, which is the French Navy's war port for all of the Mediterranean, is also a marina for private boats, and the embarkation for Corsica and Sardinia. Morillon, an area just minutes from the city center has 20ha, of well equipped beaches where all water sports are available. Because of its size Toulon can offer a complete choice of activities: Music festivals, the dance festival at Châteauvallon, the Zenith concert hall seating 8500, the Palais des Congrès, the naval museum and the contempory art museum.