Seillans, where nature and history meet
A pearl of the Var where History meets Nature
Looking for places to visit in the Var during your stay at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette®? Just follow the guide to discover another of the Pays de Fayence area’s 9 hilltop villages: Seillans.
Tucked away in the Var area, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, the splendid village of Seillans unveils a preserved heritage and exceptional natural environment. Home to medieval lanes, contemporary art galleries and gorgeous Provencal scenery, Seillans promises culture and nature lovers a truly unique sightseeing experience.
A voyage through the centuries
The hilltop medieval village of Seillans harbours a very rich heritage testifying to thousands of years of history. Its paved lanes, winding their way between stone houses, invite visitors on a genuine stroll through the ages. The 11th century feudal castle, standing guard over the village, offers panoramic views over the surrounding valley. Eglise Saint-Léger, built in the 16th century, is an architectural jewel attracting numerous history and religious art buffs from the world over.
Seillans is a lively place too, paced all year round with local celebrations and Provencal traditions. Its festivals, arts & craft markets and cultural festivities instil the village with a festive atmosphere and bring together local inhabitants and visitors alike. They are also a unique opportunity to discover everyday life and delve into the village’s cultural wealth.
Honouring art & culture
Seillans has also made its mark thanks to its commitment to contemporary art. The village is home to several art galleries and a thriving creative community. Local artists enjoy showing their work against a harmonious backdrop of ancient heritage and artistic modernity. Seillans welcomes a number of cultural events every year, including exhibitions, concerts and performances, attracting many visitors avid for artistic inspiration and expression.
Nature and relaxation on the programme too
Surrounded by wooded hills, olive groves and vineyards, Seillans offers a preserved natural environment ideal for a relaxing getaway. Nature lovers enjoy heading out on the walking trails snaking through the local countryside, offering spectacular views over the region. And if you’re a fan of the campsite’s Sentier Décou’Verte botanical footpath, the village’s Mediterranean gardens, inviting visitors on a soothing stroll in a peaceful atmosphere, are sure to please.
A foodie’s paradise too…
No trip to Seillans would be complete without a delve into the local gastronomic scene, paying tribute to Provencal flavours. The village restaurants serve authentic local cuisine, made with fresh regional produce. The weekly markets are a great place to savour goodies ranging from cheeses to seasonal fruit, while revelling in a full immersion in everyday village life.
Seillans, a pearl of the Var where History meets Nature, is a delightful destination, where medieval charm lives hand-in-hand with a buzzing arts scene and typical Provencal peace and quiet.
Whether you are a history buff, contemporary art aficionado or simply seeking some relaxation in a preserved natural setting, Seillans promises to seduce visitors seeking authenticity and timeless beauty.
A stroll through Seillans is a genuine plunge into eternal Provence, where the centuries cross paths and nature offers up its finest show.