Located in the department of the Var, the pretty village of Fayence seduces by its authenticity. You will find on the spot stores and businesses, while enjoying a serene atmosphere.

Several nature activities await you in the hills of the Var. You can initiate yourself to hiking, mountain biking or cycling on the roads and paths of the Estérel massif. In the surrounding area, there are many nature activities. Have you ever tried climbing? Would you like to take part in a horse riding excursion?

You can also go to the Saint-Cassien lake, located only ten kilometres south of Fayence. There you can swim or do many water sports.

From the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea to the mountain pastures of the valleys of the Southern French Alps, the attractiveness of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is also based on its gastronomy. In Fayence, gastronomy is the order of the day! Visit directly the farmers and producers of the Esterel Massif and wander between the stalls of the regional markets.

Medieval churches, fountains and wash houses, abbeys… You can take advantage of your stay to discover a local heritage rich in surprises.

Prepare your stay by contacting the Tourist Office.

Are you looking for accommodation in southeastern France? Discover a wide choice of accommodation to spend your stay in the Var department: guest houses, hotels, campsites…

The Ecomuseum of the Fayence Country

Installed in flour mills dating from the 13th and 18th centuries, the Ecomuseum of the Pays de Fayence allows you to discover a particularly rich historical heritage, to meet the farmers and craftsmen who have shaped, for centuries, the welcoming and generous land of the Pays de Fayence. You will learn the techniques of milling and discover remarkably preserved agricultural tools.

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Monuments and Heritage

The village of Fayence has a remarkable heritage.

Built in the 18th century, the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church is the third largest church in the Var. The baroque building impresses by its dimensions.

The Notre-Dame-des-Cyprès chapel was built by the monks of the Lérins abbey in the 10th or 11th century. It is located outside the village, in the middle of cypress trees.
The Saracen Gate was built in the 13th century. It is one of the last vestiges of the ramparts that once protected the inhabitants.

The Clock Tower was built in 1807. Topped by a bell tower, it has long given the time to the inhabitants of the village, and has set the rhythm of their days.

Fayence also has several fountains and a public washhouse protected by a courtyard.

Practical information

Planning a visit to Fayence? Discover useful information to prepare your stay!

  • Location: Fayence is located 30 km northwest of Draguignan, and about 35 km north of Fréjus
  • Nearby towns and tourist villages: Draguignan, Fréjus, Grasse.
  • Accommodation: you can find hotels, bed and breakfasts, gîtes, chambres d’hôtes and campsites nearby.
  • Market days: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
  • Tourist Office (address): Place Léon Roux, 83440 Fayence
  • Tourist Office (phone): (+33)4 94 76 01 02
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