The Toulon Calvi ferry route connects France with Corsica. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Corsica Sardinia Ferries. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 9 hours 15 minutes.
Toulon Calvi sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
The French city of Toulon lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast in the south of France. It is a major French naval base and consequently has a large military harbour which is home to the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle and her battle group along with the rest of the French Mediterranean Fleet. Toulon's history has strong links with many industries including shipbuilding, wine making, armaments, paper, maps, shoes, electronic equipment and the manufacture of aeronautical equipment.
Toulon's Old Town is located between the port, the Boulevard de Strasbourg and the Cours Lafayette, and is characterised by narrow streets, fountains and small squares and is where the city's cathedral is located. Selling local produce every morning, the area is also home to the popular Provencal market. Unfortunately the area fell into disrepair during the 1980's and 1990's but fortunately many of the town's fountains and squares have since been restored which has attracted many new shops to open up.
The city's port has two ferry terminals and has good passenger facilities including cafes, vending machines, a snack bar, toilets and long stay and short stay car parking. Ferry services operating from the port depart to Ajaccio, Bastia, Ile Rousse and Civitavecchia.
The French town of Calvi is located on the north west coast of the island of Corsica in a large sheltered bay with lovely mountains providing a scenic backdrop. Looming large above the town to the north is the citadel and was built between the 13th and 16th centuries and is a popular attraction in the town. Once you pass through the citadel's gateway, visitors will find the Governors Palace (Caserne Sanpiero). Unfortunately the castle is not open to the public but it is possible to walk along the ramparts.
Also popular in Calvi is the Cathedral of St Jean Baptiste which was built in the 16th century on the site of an earlier church, and is of a Baroque architectural style. Located within the cathedral are a number of interesting items including a large 15th century painting named L'Annonciation by Babrabagelata, a 15th century black statue of Christ and a renaissance period baptism font.
Another popular attraction in the city is the house that is said to be the birthplace of Christopher Columbus although the claim is unproven. The house is contained within the citadel and is marked by a statue.