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Pays de Fayence


Perched on a promontory, Fayence is one of the 9 typical hilltop villages of the Pays de Fayence.

The village of Fayence

Discover the beautiful cultural heritage of the village of Fayence: the Clock Tower with its splendid panorama, the Sarrazine gate, the remains of the watchtower, its fountains, its washhouses... To optimize your discovery, discover the "Au fil des Ruelles" route, a walking itinerary made by the tourist office.

A rich heritage

Fayence is plentiful of historical and unusual monuments and therefore has a rich heritage that attracts many visitors every year. Among these monuments are:

  • The Fayence chapels: Cross a landscape cultivated by Roman veterans, then dotted with chapels and oratories punctuated by elegant cypress trees that have preserved their rustic character.
  • The Four du Mitan: In the heart of the picturesque alleys of the old Fayence, you will enjoy the discovery of the old communal bread oven. Discover an animated slide show with characters wearing costumes from 1897, surrounded by all the objects of the time. Built in 1522 under the bishop of Fréjus, Nicolas de Fiesque, and recently restored, this venerable oven will tell you its amazing story. Open every day from 10:30 am to 7 pm.
  • The Fayence agricultural eco-museum, dating from 1807, is located at the foot of the village in two old mills dating from the 13th and 18th centuries.
  • The Clock Tower which will offer you a 360° panoramic view of the Var countryside.
  • The baroque Church St Jean baptiste of the 18th century
  • The Chapel St Roch of the 16th century
  • The porch of the town hall built under Napoleon III
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The gliding centre of Fayence

Fayence's reputation is well established thanks to the Fayence-Tourrettes international gliding centre, which offers you, 365 days a year, the opportunity to fly in one of the most favourable regions in terms of aerology, while benefiting from the environment of the French Riviera.

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Walks and hikes in Fayence

  • The small valley of the Camandre: a walk in the pine and oak forests, with beautiful views over the Fayence plain and the Esterel massif.
  • The Chapel Route: you will discover the Notre-Dame-des-Cyprès chapel, dating from the 10th century, surrounded by vineyards... and guarded by imposing cypress trees out of age.


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Fayence area

The Pays de Fayence (Fayence district) has many great provencal villages. All of them have a particularity such as the view from Mons or the artistic streets of Tourrettes. Do no forget to stop in Seillans that has the label of "Most beautiful village in France"

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Fayence area

North of the A8 motorway, you will find the Pays de Fayence. Saint-Cassien lake, a real oasis of freshness in the Var, awaits you! Take a break at the Lake House before visiting the villages of Bagnols-en-Forêt, St-Paul-en-Forêt or Tanneron.

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Les Adrets de l'Estérel

Les Adrets de l'Estérel is a small town located at the extreme southeastern Var. Bordering the Maritimes Alpes, it is composed of large green forests. The town overlooks the bay of Cannes and has an exceptional view on the Lérins Islands and the Corniche de l'Estérel.

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Puget sur Argens

Puget sur Argens is a small village located in the middle of many wineries. Its commercial area, near the village, includes many shopping center. North of the village, the Bois du Defens give rise to several walks.

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Les Issambres

Welcome to Les Issambres, the district of Roquebrune-sur-Argens located on the coast. True paradise with its 8 km of beaches and creeks, this family seaside resort, already frequented at the time by the Romans, is located between the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and Fréjus-Saint Raphaël.

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Frejus, located halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, is at the heart of the Côte d'Azur. Based on a sandstone buttress of the Esterel massif, the town dominates the valleys of Argens and Reyran. Frejus has the appearance of a small Provencal town whose new districts extend to the sea.

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65km from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport, Saint-Raphaël is located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. This seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast is at the bottom of the great Esterel mountains. Saint Raphael, whose city center is by the sea, is divided into different neighborhoods that have all their characteristics and their personalities.

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