The Pierre de la Fée ("fairy stone") is an extraordinarily large Neolithic (2,500-2,000 B.C.) stone table. The columns supporting the dolmen weigh more than 20 tons and contain bone fragments. Legend tells that a fairy, disguised as a shepherdess, accepted a young man's wedding proposal on the condition that he made her a table from three huge stones. After much toil, he maneuvered two stones into place but couldn't budge the third, so the fairy used her magical powers to help him. Struck down by her superior talent, the young man died and was turned to stone. You'll find the Pierre de la Fée on route de Montferrat on the outskirts of Draguignan about 1.5 km (nearly a mile) from the town center.
For table-top views over the surrounding countryside, the 17th-century clock tower is worth a visit. Nearby, the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires, 15 rue Joseph Roumanille (tel. 04-94-47-05-72; fax 04-94-47-39-49; www.villedraguignan.com), is a well-designed ethnographic museum that charts the history of Provençal life through reconstructions and audio-visual guides.
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