Draguignan and its surroundings

Draguignan is a city in the heart of Provence with approximately 35 000 inhabitants, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and olive groves.

Draguignan is a city in Provence with approximately 35 000 inhabitants, surrounded by beautiful vineyards and olive groves. To the north of Draguignan is one of the largest military training camps in Europe. Surrounding Draguignan, an area the French call “l’Arrière-Pays”, you will find many charming Provencal villages such as Ampus, Bargemon, Callas, Figanières, Flayosc, La Motte, Le Muy, Les Arcs sur Argens, Lorgues, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Salernes, Trans-en-Provence, Tourtour and Villecroze. Here you will find all kind of shops, markets and restaurants.

The Gorges du Verdon, Europe’s downscaled version of Grand Canyon, is situated 30 minutes north of Draguignan. This beautiful and dramatic scenery of mountains and deep valleys is a must see. The river Verdon pours its waters in the turquoise lake Ste-Croix. 

North of the lake you will find the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages in France, well known for its stunning hand-painted porcelain. Alain Ducasse is the owner of La Bastide de Moustiers, an excellent hotel and restaurant.

The Nice and Toulon airports are approximately one hour from Draguignan, while it takes about one and a half hour to Marseille airport. The high-speed train TGV runs to and from Les Arcs.