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Fayence, Provence, France

Fayence is a small town situated in Provence (or on the Côte d'Azur - it's hard to say ;), on top of a hill, about 20 km north of Frejus, only a few kilometers west of Callian and Montauroux.


Parking in Fayence

The town's center can be reached by car - you can simply drive the Av. Robert Fabre street. The road at some point becomes tight so you should watch carefully on oncoming vehicles from the opposite direction. After passing the Boulevard Gambetta street you can see the entrance to a few interconnected parking lots on the left side of the road (GPS: 43.624207, 6.697107 and 43.625054, 6.697796).


The old town

At the main street Boulevard Gambetta there is a seat of local authorities (A; GPS: 43.623984, 6.694598). Interestingly, it is located in the building, built over the street, under a small tunnel.

There is the church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste (B; GPS: 43.623456, 6.695663) from 14th century, rebuilt in the eighteenth century, located in the Place Thiers.

Amazing views from the summit

You can pass through the narrow streets, heading for the highest point of the town where the clock tower was built (C; GPS: 43.624452, 6.694666). The vantage point next to the clock tower offers beautiful views of the Fayence's surroundings.


In the distance you can see the chapel of Notre-Dame des Cypres (D; GPS: 43.621103, 6.676941) from fifteenth century. In the nearby village of Tourrettes there is the Château du Puy (E; GPS: 43.621569, 6.701049), which is an exact replica of the cadet school in St. Petersburg, built in 1830 by Jean Alexandre Fabre. Fayence is also known from the local airport (F; GPS: 43.610655, 6.696693), founded in 1929, which is the center of gliding sports. There are organized various trainings and competitions.


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