The Draguignan region of Var is wonderfully picturesque. The forested hills of the south of France are perfectly peaceful, with scattered medieval villages providing plenty to amaze and inspire visitors. The towns of the Draguignan area are amazing to look at, with a unique type of hectic, scruffy beauty.
There are a great number of national and local walking, mountain biking and horse riding trails throughout the Draguignan area of Provence. The Gorges du Verdon are fantastic for walking and climbing, and if you visit the Draguignan Tourist Information offices, or in fact any of the local tourist information offices, you can find out where to hire a mountain bike or road bike for a full exploration under your own steam. Climbers in particular favour villas in Draguignan, France as a base for exploration, as there are a great range of climbing routes waiting to be conquered in the gorges, cliffs and mountains that surround the region.
There is a strong military history in the Draguignan area, and anyone with an interest will be more than happy in a Draguignan holiday rental property anywhere in the area. The town of Draguignan itself is filled with excellent museums, which will educate visitors on the history, culture and traditions of the region. Gastronomy is also important in the Draguignan area, and there are an exceptional range of restaurants, vineyards and agricultural markets in which to explore the food and cuisine of Provence.
The beaches of the Cote d’Azur are of huge appeal, especially during the summer months. Located just 12km from the centre of Draguignan, the beaches of the St Tropez region are among the finest anywhere in the South of France, and are within easy reach. Whether you are hoping to spend a lazy day in the sun with the sand between your toes, or a day of active water sports, you are completely catered for from a villa in Draguignan.
A villa in Draguignan itself puts visitors right in the heart of Var. Draguignan is a large town, filled with excellent shopping streets, a beautiful old town centre and large parks. If you take a Draguignan holiday rental villa anywhere in the region, you shall undoubtedly end up in the town centre to do your shopping (either at the huge weekly market or in the many supermarkets and traditional shops) or to find a luxurious restaurant. There are some excellent museums in the town, including the Museum of Artillery and the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions, which explores the old industries and traditions of the Var department.
Lorgues, a great alternative to the ancient wonders of Draguignan itself, is a maze of twisting streets, ancient buildings adorned with exquisite stone carvings and huge, defensive walls, which remain largely intact. Lorgues is always a hive of activity, and if you would like to really get to know the town, there is an excellent, self guided tour to be done.
Flayosc is steeped in history, with Roman and medieval monuments frequent both within the town and in the surrounding countryside. Flayosc is known to house some of the finest restaurants you can find from a villa in Draguignan and its surroundings, and people flock from many miles to enjoy Flayosc’s famous restaurants.
The old wine making town of Vidauban is a real favourite with food and wine connoisseurs taking a Draguignan holiday rental villa. The Sunday market is excellent, and due to the fact most French shops close on a Sunday, the market has become exceedingly popular.
There are three international airports within an hour’s drive of a holiday rental villa in Draguignan. Toulon-Hyeres (TLN), Marseilles (MRS) and Nice (NCE) airports are all within easy striking distance, and all receive direct flights from the UK, provided by Ryanair and easyJetamong other airlines. A hire car is a strongly recommended idea when staying in a villa in Draguignan, France, allowing visitors to really get the most from the region.