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A general view of Fayence
A general view of Fayence
Coat of arms of Fayence
Coat of arms
Fayence is located in France
Coordinates: 43°37′27″N 6°41′41″E / 43.6242°N 6.6947°E / 43.6242; 6.6947Coordinates: 43°37′27″N 6°41′41″E / 43.6242°N 6.6947°E / 43.6242; 6.6947
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Var
Arrondissement Draguignan
Canton Roquebrune-sur-Argens
Intercommunality Pays de Fayence
 • Mayor Jean-Luc Fabre
Area1 27.68 km2 (10.69 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,872
 • Density 68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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 a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

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 Côte d'Azur Aeronautical Association.


Before and during WWII, Fayence-Tourettes Airport was an air force base. On 13 June 1940, 12 Italian Fiat CR.42s from 151° Gruppo of 53° Stormo attacked the airfield, causing little damage.[1][2]




  1. ^ Sgarlato 2005, p. 24.
  2. ^ De Marchi 1994, p. 6.


  • De Marchi, Italo. Fiat CR.42 Falco (in Italian). Modena, Italy: Stem Mucchi, 1994. No ISBN.
  • Sgarlato, Nico. Fiat CR.42 (in Italian). Parma, Italy: Delta Editrice, 2005.

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