Draguignan is located in the Provence Verte, a tourist region in the Var department. The old county town has a strong Provencal culture, with its historic centre built around the Tour de l’Horloge. You can walk through the alleys and streets to discover monuments and tourist attractions. The dolmen of “La pierre de la fée” is a prehistoric relic, while the Saint-Sauveur chapel dates from the Middle Ages and belonged to the Knights Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem. The Rhône memorial and the American cemetery recall the D-Day landings in Provence, a major battle of the Second World War.

The town of Draguignan has a privileged location in the Nartuby valley. Hiking enthusiasts, whether beginners or experienced, can follow many marked trails. Provence Verte also offers numerous routes to follow by bike, mountain bike or horseback, and is known for its climbing sites. As for the terroir of Provence, it is an invitation to gourmet pleasures, with sun-drenched fruit and vegetables, honey sweets and many other tasty specialities to be discovered on the local markets or in restaurants.

The Draguignan Tourist Office will inform you about the many activities on offer in the region, the monuments, museums and remarkable natural sites that await your visit. Hotel, campsite, bed and breakfast or seasonal rental? You can also find accommodation by discovering our selection or by contacting the Tourist Office.

The Artillery Museum

The Artillery Museum is attached to the Artillery School of Draguignan. It presents the evolution of artillery weapons through the centuries. Its impressive collections include numerous weapons and reproductions, from the first ancient jet weapons to the most modern guns of the end of the 20th century.

A visit to the museum allows you to better understand the evolution of these weapons and their role in ancient and modern combat.

The Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial

Provence was marked by fighting during the Second World War. In August 1944, American and French troops landed on the French Riviera to support the military effort in Normandy. The confrontations were violent, and many soldiers died.

The Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial has 861 burials. This place of memory and remembrance attracts many visitors, families and descendants of soldiers who died for France and for freedom.

The Provence Verte (the Green Provence)

Provence Verte is a very popular tourist destination. This natural region has many rivers, including the Argens, and is renowned for its wooded landscapes, valleys and typical villages.

During your stay in Draguignan, you can discover the Green Provence. Lovers of outdoor sports can go hiking, cycling, mountain biking or horse riding, or practice water activities such as canoeing and kayaking.

You can also visit the towns and villages of Provence Verte. Draguignan, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, Barjols, Cotignac are well known tourist destinations.

Practical information

You can visit Draguignan, a city located in the heart of the Green Provence.

  • Location: Draguignan is located about 30 km northwest of Fréjus
  • Accommodation: Hotels, campsites, bed and breakfasts, guest houses can be booked in Draguignan.
  • Nearby tourist towns: Fréjus, Fayence
  • Market days: every Wednesday and Saturday
  • Tourist Office (address): 2 Av. Lazare Carnot, 83300 Draguignan
  • Tourist Office (phone): (+33)4 98 10 51 05
  • Official website: https://tourisme.dracenie.com/