Draguignan Travel Guide


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    The town has a unique etymology of where this place got its name, from a Latin word “Draco / Draconem,” which means (dragon); a bishop has killed the beast in order to save the people. This place is a very large market own where tourism is not the center of industry, yet there were still many people...

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Hotels in Draguignan (189 Hotels) See All Draguignan Hotels

  • Najeti Hôtel de Valescure

    Located in Saint-Raphael, Najeti Hôtel de Valescure is a finest hotel comfortably situated close to Massif de l'Esterel, Les Bains De Cleopatre and Lion of the Sea (Lion ...

  • CHATEAU DE LA MESSARDIERE

    CHATEAU DE LA MESSARDIERE is among the top, finest places to remain in Saint-Tropez. Perfectly positioned in close proximity to Tahiti Plage, Les Caves du Roy and Place d...

  • Benkirai Hotel

    Benkirai Hotel is one of the top, premium places to stay in Saint-Tropez. Nicely positioned near Les Caves du Roy, Sentier du Littoral and Tahiti Plage, Benkirai Hotel is...

  • HOTEL SEZZ SAINT TROPEZ

    HOTEL SEZZ SAINT TROPEZ is one of the best, finest places to remain in Saint Tropez. Beautifully situated in close proximity to Les Caves du Roy, Sentier du Littoral and ...

Things To Do in Draguignan See All Things To Do in Draguignan

  • Abbey Of Thoronet

    Abbey Of Thoronet

    Btwn. Draguignan and...

    Attractions, Arts and Culture, Historical Sites
  • Rhone American Cemetery And Memorial

    Rhone American Cemet...

    553 Boulevard John F...

    The Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial is an American war cemetery in Southern France, memorializi...

    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Domaine Du Rayol

    Domaine Du Rayol

    avenue des Belges

    The Domaine du Rayol (20 hectares), also known as the Jardin botanique du Rayol and the Parc botaniq...

    Activities, Attractions, Outdoors, Landmarks and Points Of Interest
  • Chateau De Berne

    Chateau De Berne

    Route de Salernes

    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Tourist Information

About Draguignan

The town has a unique etymology of where this place got its name, from a Latin word “Draco / Draconem,” which means (dragon); a bishop has killed the beast in order to save the people. This place is a very large market own where tourism is not the center of industry, yet there were still many people who plunge themselves to visit this locality because of the simplicity of life. For those who would like to experience more a town’s life than those luxurious village setups, this Draguignan, France is just the perfect place to choose. Actually, Draguignan has been already city and it is situated in a valley. There is no lacking of natural resources because a near water source can be located and that is the main river of Nartuby. In the early days of the people in this city, their center of livelihood is the olive and grape cultivation. They have plowed their fields in order to provide their basic needs and improve more the economic status of the community they belong. It was the invasion of the military troops, which caused the development of the town before, but because of so many economic changes, the small town was turned into a city because of the increasing wealth this place was already earning. Most of the major attractions of the city are the remains of the war. The place was self-proclaimed as the "Capital of Artillery" because you could find the Museum of Artillery, which collects most of the rifles used during the World Wars. You can also visit "Arts et traditions populaires", a museum where you could find the preserved stories of the past of the rich traditions of the people inhabiting the place. In visiting the city of Draguignan, you should not miss the very popular structure of The Dolmen Pierre de la fée or what the so-called Fairy's Stone, which is also called as the fruit rock. It has a unique structure you could take a picture and that would capture a memory from this place you would never forget. There were also town theaters that could be the perfect place to go if you would like to get to know more the people in Draguignan. What influenced their culture are obviously the neighboring cities in France and above all the historical personalities. The old Railway Station still exists, although it is already nonfunctional since the routes on this station were already dismantled. Walking around the city would make you discover the distinct house designs with the hidden alleys inside of it. The carvings on the structures are truly fascinating, which are indeed obvious proofs of the influence of the Jewish people who settled in the city in the 17th century. Since the city is still a huge market place, you could experience more what the locals do every day for trading. Different products come in and out of the city, and this exchange of commodities has resulted in diverse resources of the city used in order to retain and improve more its economic state.

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