Visit Seillans (Provence, France)
With a steeply-inclined medieval centre (even steeper than most of the other 'perched villages!) the village is accessible only on foot. The winding streets give way to a number of small squares, with numerous attractive old buildings to admire, making Seillans a popular destination for visitors, lured by the charming houses and scenery combined with the sunny climate and proximity to the Mediterranean.
Seillans features a castle and the delightful 13th century Church of Saint Leger (modified several times in the centuries that followed, and with a clocktower dating from 1561) at its summit, while some of the best views are from the belvedere in Place de la Republique.
Another historical highlight in Seillans is one of the original stone gateways in the town ramparts - the Porte Sarrazine.
There is a lovely little square in the centre of Seillans with a cafe sitting in the shade of a couple of enormous trees next to Seillans tourist office, a perfect place for a rest from the steep hot streets. From here you can also walk east out of the village to see the tall houses in Rue de l'Hospice overlooking a pretty valley.
Seillans has an annual Pottery Market and many concerts and occasional events throughout the year. The annual Musique-Cordiale 'Festival Musiques en Liberté', a fortnight when the church, the village hall and outdoor venues resound to a variety of high quality classical, choral and jazz music from international artists each August, when the area is at its most popular with visitors
The countryside surrounding Seillans is of rustic chapels, vineyards, forests and olive groves, set in the low mountains and facing the Mediterranean. Local attractions include the nearby Lac St. Cassien which offers various water-based leisure activities.
Seillans is the western-most of a line of quite similar towns and villages in the Pays de Fayence including Montauroux, Callian, Tourrettes and Fayence. The villages are all quite close together as the crow flies, a little further on the winding roads, and together form a great idea for a day exploring.
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Tourist classifications for Seillans
Seillans is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)
Address: Seillans, Fayence, Draguignan, Var, Provence, 83440 || GPS: latitude 43.635, longitude 6.644
Map of Seillans & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Seillans, France
- Grottes de Saint-Cezaire - site of natural beauty (14km)
- Parc zoologique de Fréjus - zoo or wildlife park (19km)
- Jardin de la Villa Fort de France - remarkable garden (22km)
- Grasse - secteur sauvegarde (23km)
- Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) - religious monument (24km)
- Frejus Cathedral cloisters - national monument (24km)
- Frejus - town of art and history (24km)
- Gorges du Verdon - grand site of france (25km)
- Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) - religious monument (25km)
- Parc du château de la Napoule - remarkable garden (27km)
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