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32 km. from Draguignan and 25 km from Grasse

Discover the hilltop village of Fayence in the Var

Village de Fayence

Perched on a hillside between the sea and the mountains, surrounded by picturesque Provencal landscapes, Fayence is one of the perched villages in the hinterland that's well worth a visit.

The village's name, Fayence, has nothing to do with “faïence” (“earthenware” in French). It comes from the Latin "Fagus", meaning "beech", a tree that was certainly numerous when the village was founded.

Fayence dans le Var

Its southern climate, the charm of its old streets and its welcoming inns with Provencal flavours will seduce visitors to this village where the past has left a few vestiges. You'll quickly fall under the spell of the village of Fayence, with its old stones, ancient houses, shady squares and small flower-filled squares.


As you stroll through the village's cobbled and stepped streets, you'll come across ancient fountains and beautifully restored gateways. You'll pass under vaulted porches and arches, walk along the ramparts and the Sarrazine Gate at the bottom of the village with its machicolations.

A view over the whole of the Pays de Fayence

Restaurants à Fayence

For a panoramic view of the whole plain, climb up to the Tour de l'horloge for a breathtaking 360° view of the village rooftops and the magnificent landscapes of the Pays de Fayence. Cute little squares have sprung up here and there in the village, ready to welcome you for an aperitif.

Don't miss the restaurants in the town centre

Panorama à Fayence

There are a number of small, friendly restaurants where you can discover the art of Provençal living over a glass of rosé and good produce bursting with sunshine and olive oil. Fayence is also renowned for its gliding centre (1st in Europe), where courses and competitions are organised (International Gliding Open).

Place à Fayence

Depending on the season, you can choose between downhill skiing or sandy beaches. Fayence is a 90-minute drive from the ski resorts and 45 minutes from the sea.

Photos of Fayence in the Var

At the bottom of this page you will find our slideshow of photographs of Fayence taken by us. This will give you an idea of the atmosphere of this beautiful village and, we hope, inspire you to visit and spend a wonderful holiday here.

Our interactive map of Fayence, 83440

To find your way around Fayence, you can use our interactive map of Fayence, which even works on mobile phones. We've included our accommodation recommendations so you can see where they are before you book your holiday.

What to see

The Saracen Gate.
Notre Dame des Cypres chapel.
The Mitan Oven.
The Clock Tower and the orientation table..
Saint Jean-Baptiste church.
The Agricultural Ecomuseum.

Leisure activities

Hiking (landmark indicator).
Water activities at the lake Saint Cassien.


Beautiful hotel! Nestled among palm and olive trees, the charming Hotel Les Oliviers offers pleasant rooms, an outdoor pool and a large terrace. It's located in the heart of Provence, in the medieval village of Fayence.

92€ - 150€

Holiday rentals

2 cottages of great comfort for 2 people, tastefully decorated with independent entrance, large private terrace not overlooked. Landscaped garden. Swimming pool. Massages. 27km from the beaches, 10 km from golf

650€ - 800€

Luxury villa with 5 bedrooms in the heart of the country of Fayence in the back country of Var. Large garden, private tennis and petanque court, terraces and heated outdoor pool.

893€ - 3572€


At Camping Lou Cantaire, you can look forward to a well-deserved holiday in the Var. Situated 34 km from the sea, this campsite is sure to let you enjoy the splendours of the region for the duration of your visit. To make the most of relaxing moments with your loved ones, you can take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool without even having to leave the campsite.


Bed and breakfast.
Holiday Rentals.

Your questions about the hilltop village of Fayence

Many of you have sent us your questions about the pretty village of Fayence. Here are our answers to the most frequently asked questions.

What's the market day in Fayence?

There are 2 markets a week in Fayence! The first takes place every Thursday morning and the second every Saturday morning. You'll find more or less the same local producers. The market takes place on Place Thiers and it's a very pleasant market, especially in the summer months. We recommend it.

How do I get to Fayence by train without a car?

There is no train station in Fayence. So you'll have to take the train to Fréjus (Saint Raphaël Valescure station) then take a taxi (30 minutes) or the bus (50 minutes). It's very simple and very practical.

How high is Fayence?

Although Fayence is known as a "perched village", it is still a low-lying village at just 350 metres. It's its location on the edge of a cliff that gives it its pleasant "perched" appearance and gives it its reputation!


Tourettes (1 km), Seillans (7 km), Callian (8 km), Montauroux (10 km) and Mons (14 km).

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