Draguignan is a large town, located between the Côte d'Azur, the Verdon Gorge and the lavender fields of Valensole. The beautiful avenues that surround the old town of Draguignan, capital of the Var are ideal for walks in the shade of trees. In the narrow streets of the historic district, we find carved porches in a place steeped in history and old houses. The Clock Tower, St Michael's Church, the old chapels and the Museum of Arts and Traditions of Provence are worth a visit. Draguignan is more suitable for shopping and markets than as a tourist spot, but it could be an ideal base for camping holidays in the Var with South East Holidays if you prefer your nights in a city rather than in a village. A decent tour of Draguignan on Saturday morning could start with the shops in the centre. Then walk east into the old town, then to the large market in the Market Square. After tasting some of the wonderful offerings, such as olive bread or walnut bread, various cheeses and olives, head up the hill and across the old town. At the top is the Clock Tower, next to the small open-air Green Theatre. On the other side of the hill are two olive oil mills, side by side and just up Rue des Moulins. The streets of the old town (roughly between the Clock Tower and the Market Square) are interesting for walking around, even if they do not have quite the same medieval character as most small villages. In the centre of the city, next to the main street, is a large park square. The park is surrounded by the fair, the clothing market.
Draguignan is located in France (Department of the Var, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) on the Europe /Paris time zone. Nearby are Trans-en-Provence, Les Arcs and Lorgues.