Welcome to the heart of the Var
Saint Hermentaire and the dragon
Following the legend, the name of ‘Draguignan’ came to life during the battle between a winged dragon and Saint Hermentaire, who victoriously fought around the year 400. This dragon is represented on the medieval weapons of the town.
To visit in Draguignan
The Dolmen de La Pierre de la Fée, remains dating from 2500 years B.C, the viewpoint indicator, offering you a breathtaking view on the Maures Massif, the American cemetery and its chapel, site of numerous commemorations, the Tour de l’Horloge, the Artillery museum, the town museum of art and history of Draguignan, the museum of popular arts and traditions. The theatre of Draguignan offers high quality shows all year round. During the summer, concerts, village festivals and handicraft markets are held in Draguignan and its surrounding villages. For more information, please do not hesitate to ask the Tourist Information Office of Draguignan. The Provençal markets are held on the market square in the town centre on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.