In the east of Var, the Canton de Fayence is set between sea and mountain, only 20 minutes from Cannes and 45 minutes from Saint Tropez. The Canton is undoubtedly one of Var’s and Lower Provence’s most characteristic areas. It contains nine little villages, the largest of which is Fayence, the eight others being Seillans, Tourrettes, Callian, Montauroux, Tanneron, Mons, Saint-Paul-en-Forêt and Bagnols-en-Forêt.
The villages are built on the hillside, a magnificent historical centre and worthy representative of Provençal architecture. Influenced by Saracen invasions, it has preserved its ancient architecture, with fortified doorways, steep streets, stone houses and terracotta-tiled roofs.
Its southern climate, the charm of its narrow old streets and its quality of life cannot fail to captivate visitors to these villages where the past has left so many traces.
In Roman times, the Canton of Fayence was already much appreciated and frequented, which is why it was nicknamed “favienta loca”, which means “pleasant spot”.
Its southern climate, the beauty of its landscapes, its medieval villages, its traditional cuisine, its lake (Saint Cassien) and its proximity to the far-famed coastal cities result in its being visited and enjoyed all year round by tourists from across the world.
An unmissable stop-off for anyone who likes historical villages and the relaxing landscapes typical of Provence.
The Canton of Fayence is alive with pastel hues, while its hills provide us with a whole range of colours thanks to the presence of centuries-old olive trees, lavender and vines.
It’s also well-known for its Gliding Centre (Europe’s leading facility), which holds classes and competitions (International Glider Open), and its Terre Blanche golf course, one of the most beautiful in Europe.
A8 motorway, Les Adrets-de-l’Estérel exit
Saint Raphaël or Cannes TGV
Nice Airport, 45 minutes
Marseille Airport, 90 minutes
Fayence Private Aerodrome in Tourrettes
The pearls of Upper Var provide spectacular viewpoints over the whole of east Var. Eyries, hilltop houses clinging to the cliffside, cobblestones, porches, washhouses and covered passageways… These perched villages are evocative of Provence’s history. Their secrets are revealed little by little as you wander their narrow streets and alleyways and stroll alongside their canals and rivers in the fresh morning air. There are six villages in all: Bargemon, Callas, Châteaudouble, Claviers, Figanières and Montferrat.
A8 motorway, Le Muy exit
Les Arcs-sur-Argent TGV
Nice Airport, 1hour 20 minutes
Marseille Airport, 1 hour 40 minutes
Tourrettes Private Aerodrome, 30minutes