Draguignan, the self-proclaimed 'Capital of Artillery' in the French department of Var, is developing into a cultural tourist centre. It is a town of ideal tree lined avenues, historical town squares, ancient chapels and old Draguignan villas, where time seems to stand still. The depth of culture waiting to be discovered from a Draguignan holiday villa is extensive, and there are few places in France with better places to relax.
The best place to get your bearings when you first arrive at your Draguignan holiday rental is the 17th Century clock tower that dominates the skyline. It shows clearly the divide between the old town and the modern more cosmopolitan area of the town. In the old town there are enough small streets hiding architectural and historical places of interest to keep even the most blasé of tourists happy. The chapel ST Sauveur and the ramparts of the east wall are fascinating places to see from your Draguignan holiday rental.
There is a large range of military, historical and artistic museums to be enjoyed on holiday in a Draguignan holiday rental. Along the Promenade de la Fee are some of the best, including the popular Musee des Arts et Traditions Provincales.
Nearby, Montferrat is a beautiful ancient town, filled with picturesque fountains, abbeys and squares, providing an ideal spot to watch the world go by from one of Montferrat's renowned cafes.
The weather in Draguignan means that there is never a bad time to rent a holiday gite or cottage. The summers are long and mild, making walking and cycling a treat, whilst the winter temperatures are mild, staying above 7°C in the depths of winter.
Toulon Airport is the closest Airport to the villas, holiday cottages and gites of Draguignan. British Airways and Air France provide regular flights from a range of British Airports, and flights are not expensive. For a perfectly relaxing French holiday in a relaxed, historical and cultural town, a holiday rental in Draguignan will provide a marvellously relaxing holiday.