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Fabulous Fayence

Post by Sharat | March 21, 2018 | See France Destination Guides | Comment
Fabulous Fayence

Fayence is a quintessential Provencal town located in Pays de Fayence and sits to the North of Saint Raphael on the Cote d’Azur towards the West of Grasse. The town itself is a little larger than most of the villages you will find when you explore Provence and it is also an extremely attractive one. It is pleasure to visit and see what Fayence has to offer and it serves as fantastic base for exploring the rest of the region.

Exploring Fayence

Fayence has a wide range of restaurants and cafes to choose from and there are plenty of other tourist attractions that are well worth checking out. You will discover these as you wander through the streets of Fayence. For example, as you explore the town, you will come across a tradition lovoir built from stone known as Place Gabriel Peri and located at the bottom of the old town. There is also an ancient communal bread oven that can trace its origins right back to the 16th century. If you want to see it, then simply follow the signs for ‘Four du Mitan’.

Wander around

As you continue to explore you will come across many Provencal fountains and doorways featuring ornately carved stone lintels. You should also make sure to pay a visit to the Church of Saint Jean Baptiste that was built during the 18th century. Another tourist attraction of interest is the 14th century entrance through the original ramparts known as the Saracen Gate and finally be sure to check out the Chapel Notre Dame des Cypres which is the region’s oldest Christian church and sits in the heart of the original medieval village of Fayence.

Other things to do

Fayence has a hill and if you climb to the top of it you will see what remains of a castle that once stood there. There is a clocktower that is surrounded by a viewing platform from where you can observe some spectacular far-reaching views that spread out across every direction. There are several other traditional villages that are close by to Fayence. You could pay a visit to Tourrettes or Seillans. The latter holds lofty the accolade of being the most beautiful village in France.

Fayence, sous les arches de la mairie by Jean Menjoulet, on Flickr

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