Mont Faron

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Mont Faron
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Highest point
Elevation 584 m (1,916 ft)
Coordinates 43°08′58″N 5°57′04″E / 43.14944°N 5.95111°E / 43.14944; 5.95111Coordinates: 43°08′58″N 5°57′04″E / 43.14944°N 5.95111°E / 43.14944; 5.95111
Mont Faron is located in France
Mont Faron
Mont Faron
Location Var, France
Easiest route road or cable car

Mont Faron is a mountain overlooking the city and roadstead of Toulon, France. It is 584m high. At its peak is a memorial dedicated to the 1944 Allied landings in Provence (Operation Dragoon), and to the liberation of Toulon.

The top can be reached either by a cable car from Toulon, or by a steep and narrow road which ascends from the west side and descends on the east side. The road is one of the most challenging stages of the annual Paris–Nice and Tour Méditerranéen bicycle races.

Near the summit there is a zoo which covers an area of 1.5 hectares.

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