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. 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.
The village contains a primary school (Ecole la Ferrage) and a highschool (Marie Mauron).
Fayence-Tourettes Airport is the biggest glider planes center in Europe, and hosts the Provence Cote d'Azur Aeronautical Association.
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