Fayence travel guide

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Visit Fayence (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)

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Fayence is a town situated in the 'Pays de Fayence' region of Provence, west of Grasse and north of Saint-Raphael on the Cote d'Azur.

Explore Fayence

Larger than most of the villages in the region, Fayence is a very attractive town and a pleasure to explore as well as being a good base for exploring the region, and you will find a wide selection of cafes and restaurants.

cafe in Fayence

There are numerous small highlights to discover as you wander through the streets of Fayence including a traditional stone-built lavoir (Place Gabriel Peri, towards the bottom of the old town), and an ancient communal bread oven (dating from the 16th century, follow the signs for the 'Four du Mitan').

You will also notice the ornate carvings in the stone lintels above the doorways and numerous traditional provencal fountains, and a 14th century entrance through the original ramparts (the Saracen Gate).

Among the religious sites in Fayence you will see:

  • the Church of Saint Jean Baptiste (18th century);
  • the Chapel Notre Dame des Cypres, the oldest christian church in the area and the heart of the original medieval village of Fayence

At the top of the hill behind Fayence, just passed the remaining fragments of the castle that once stood here, is the clocktower, surrounded by a viewing platform that has very far-reaching and impressive views, in almost all directions.

ancient village houses

Attractions nearby

The Pays de Fayence region has several traditional Provencal villages in close proximity to Fayence. The village of Tourrettes is very close, and Seillans (a classified most beautiful village of France) and Callian are also nearby.

Among the many other pretty villages in the region, Mons is just a short distance north of Fayence and particularly recommended.

You can find more travel ideas in the Var guide and the Provence guide.

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The small village of Tourrettes is one of several perched villages in the Pays de Fayence region of Provence

Tourrettes guide


The village of Seillans is a perched village in the Pays de Fayence region of Provence, now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France'

Seillans guide


You might lose all sense of orientation in the winding streets of Callian- keep going uphill and eventually you will reach the castle!

Callian guide


Most visitors will combine a trip to Montauroux with some time at the leisure Lake of Saint-Cassien nearby

Montauroux guide


The elevated position of Mons, at 800 metres altitude, means the views across the Mediterranean stretch an extraordinary distance

Mons guide


A visit to the small town of Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne might be combined with a trip to the nearby caves - Grottes de Saint Cézaire

Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Var

Address: Fayence, Draguignan, Provence, 83440, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 43.624167, longitude 6.694722

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Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Seillans: most beautiful village (4 km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire: site of natural beauty (10 km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus: zoo or wildlife park (17 km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France: remarkable garden (18 km)
  • Grasse: secteur sauvegarde (19 km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus): religious monument (22 km)
  • Frejus: town of art and history (22 km)
  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters: national monument (22 km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule: remarkable garden (23 km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael): religious monument (23 km)
  • Gourdon: most beautiful village (25 km)
  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes): religious monument (27 km)

Market days in Fayence, France

Regular market(s) are held in Fayence each Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)

The French version of this page is at Fayence (Francais)