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Heraldry of the World (Armorial du Monde)
Civic heraldry of France - Armorial de France/La France héraldique


Département : Var


Official blazon


The arms are based on the following legend : during the early middle ages a monk arrived to found an abbey in what is now Draguignan, but a Dragon already lived in this area. The people of the nearby town were terrified by it but not the monk who defied and killed the dragon. The monk named the town Draguignan (city of the Dragon) and also supposedly granted the arms.

In any case, the arms are canting with the dragon.

Blason de Draguignan

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Draguignan

The arms on a tobacco card by Laurens

The arms by Robert Louis, 1950s

Literature : Main image by Massimo Ghirardi