In Draguignan, the past matches the future
Draguignan, capital city of the Dracenie, is located in Provence between the Verdon and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
Draguignan is in close relationship with the Regional Natural Park of the Verdon which is a natural domain. The partnership between Draguignan, the Regional Natural Park of the Verdon and its Mixed Union embodies the cultural and historical bounds that unite them.
The city is also known as the “capital city of Artillery” because Draguignan has military schools. Within these schools, there is the Museum of Artillery. Draguignan also has the Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial which honors the landing troops of 1944, known as the operation Dragoon, during World War II.
Draguignan is a land of history, art and culture which owns:
- Two museums;
- An exhibit site called Chapelle de l’Observance;
- A theater;
- A cultural center;
- A multimedia library;
- Art galeries.
Such as the 23 cities surrounding Draguignan, the City of the Dragon owns many sites and tours linked to its heritage, from its valley to its city center. For instance, there are millenary vestiges and historical edifices which are testament to major prosperity. Draguignan has been acknowledged as a touristic city on a national level since March 2021.
40 344 people live in Draguignan. Therefore, the city improves its educative, healthcare and sport equipment quite often. It also manages to keep high-standards for its economy and its urban revitalization.