A general view of Fayence
|Intercommunality||Pays de Fayence|
|• Mayor||Jean-Luc Fabre|
|Area1||27.68 km2 (10.69 sq mi)|
|• Density||68/km2 (180/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||83055 / 83440|
|Elevation||184–665 m (604–2,182 ft)
(avg. 349 m or 1,145 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Fayence is one of a series of "perched villages" overlooking the plain between the southern Alps and the Esterel massif, which borders the sea between Cannes and Saint-Raphaël. Fayence is a charming old Provençal village popular with tourists. The village is located on the road to Mons, which later on joins the Route Napoléon (linking Nice to Grenoble through the Alps).
Some high-standing resorts have settled nearby the village in the recent years: the Domaine de Terre Blanche at Tourrettes, Var and Domaine de Fayence attracting a foreign clientele. The aerodrome of Fayence-Tourettes is one of the most active in Europe for Gliding.
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