About Fayence & surroundings
Located in the Var department of southern France, Fayence is characterised by steep winding streets, lush hills and old buildings with stoic stone fascias. Our luxury villas in Fayence and its surroundings are also close to Cannes, making this the ideal hillside escape for those seeking French coast glamour without any of the crowds.
And should you wish to explore the typical Provençal countryside of the Var, Fayence won’t disappoint. Spend the morning on your villa’s terrace, dining on a lazy breakfast of buttery croissant and crusty baguette, before exploring the Var’s endless lavender fields, vineyards and olive groves. The best way to see the region though is from the sky. Lucky for you, the largest gliding club in France is based right at the heart of this otherwise ancient village.
In addition to Cannes, the seaside resort towns of Theoule-sur-Mer and Antibes are just a short drive away. Offering pristine white-sand beaches, aquamarine waters and delectable eateries, these make lovely spots to sit back on a cushioned lounger with a good book and a fine glass of wine.
For the more active, the region around Fayence is also popular for cycling and horse riding. If you prefer your sport a little more relaxed, the nearby golf course at Terre Blanche is one of the best in southern France. Let us book you a tee-off time and all you’ll have to do is amble down from your villa and get practicing on your swing!
GMT +1 hour
The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.