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Location address: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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Toulon (French pronunciation: [tu.lɔ̃]; Provençal Occitan: Tolon in classical norm or Touloun in Mistralian norm) is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur region, Toulon is the capital of the Var department in the former province of Provence.
Toulon has quite a post-French Revolution history. In 1793, the town was handed to the British fleet by its Royalist inhabitants, who didn’t share the view of the French Revolution.
A while later a French force whose artillery is led by a young captain, Napoleon Bonaparte kicked out the English. In reprisal, the town lost its status as department capital and was renamed Port-la-Montagne.