Fayence is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southeastern France.

Fayence is one of a series of “perched villages” overlooking the plain between the southern Alps and the Esterel massif, which borders the Mediterranean Sea between Cannes and Saint-Raphaël.

Tourism and main attractions

  • 12th century castle: historical remains.
  • 15th century chapel: Notre-Dame-des-Cyprès chapel and its bells from 1752.

  • 18th century church: Saint-Jean-Baptiste church. It includes a set of 32 glass roofs created by the Toulouse glass painter Henri Guérin in 1971.
  • Saracen door.

  • Clock Tower with a viewpoint and orientation table overlooking the entire Var department.
  • Fountains and washhouse.
  • Memorial. Commemorated conflicts 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.


  • The two bread ovens in the village: oven du Mitan with staging and the Saint-Clair oven.
  • The agricultural Écomusée with its mills from the 12th to the 17th centuries.

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 8 hr 59 min (900 km) via A6 and A7

From Marseille: 2 hr 7 min (169 km) via A8

From Nice: 1 hr 2 min (65.5 km) via A8

From Toulouse: 5 hr 23 min (532 km) via A61, A9 and A8

From Monaco: 1 hr 19 min (88.4 km) via A8

From Andorra: 7 hr 9 min (620 km) via A8

From Madrid: 12 hr 22 min (1,235 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 35 hr (3,127 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 14 hr 27 min (1,391 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 25 hr (2,341 km) via E70

From Bern: 7 hr 19 min (745 km) via A7

Main information

Area: 27,68 km2

Population: 5 890

Coordinates: 43°37′27″N 6°41′41″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

See also France travel guide

See also Spain travel guide

See also Pyrenees travel guide

See also Andorra travel guide

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