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Summary

A small Provencal village located a few kilometres from Fayence, Seillans is classified among the most beautiful villages in France. It has a very rich historical, cultural and architectural heritage. A medieval village, Seillans offers a maze of cobbled and flowered streets, as well as a beautiful view of the plain between the Alps and the Massif de l'Estérel.

Location

  • 6 min from Fayence
  • 38 min from Draguignan
  • 43 min from Fréjus
  • 54 min from Nice airport
  • 52 min from Cannes

History

Seillans was built over the centuries around a fortified wall and the medieval town centre can only be reached on foot.
To enclose this wall, gates were built. The Saracen Gate, classified as a Historic Monument, closed the first enclosure and was built in the 12th century. The medieval houses that served as defences for the castle collapsed in the 1960s, revealing the "Two Boulders" which were later classified as Historic Monuments.

Surroundings

Le petit village perché de Seillans est entouré d’une nature luxuriante et d’une forêt d’oliviers. Profitez d’une balade dans ses ruelles pavées, ses fontaines et ses passages voûtés. Son climat ensoleillé toute l’année vous séduira, comme il a charmé le célèbre artiste Max Ernst.
Les couleurs ocre des maisons se marient parfaitement avec le bleu du ciel et le vert des oliviers. Vous trouverez également dans ce village médiéval des jolies fontaines sur des placettes ombragées. La fontaine Font d’Amont, est l’une des plus réputées et des plus anciennes du village.

Lifestyle

To start your walk, take a stroll through the medieval village and its cobbled streets. You will be charmed by its terraced houses and the pretty stone facades. Stop at the terrace of a café on one of the village squares and listen to the gentle gush of the fountains. For those who love activities and outings, let yourself be tempted by cycling, horse riding, hiking or a game of pétanque.

Irresistible

Place du ThouronOne of the many squares in the village, the Place du Thouron has had a fountain and a wash-house since 1724. It is one of the most important squares in Seillans.

Activities / tourism

  • Max Ernst Museum and Stan Appenzeller donation : Here you can discover works by surrealist artists Max Ernst, Dorothea Tanning, and Stan Appenzeller. Visits can be made all year round and will appeal to art lovers.
  • Feudal castle : Composed of an 11th century keep and a 12th century building. Nowadays being a private property, the castle cannot be visited from the inside, but you can still contemplate its exterior.

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