Typical Var village
Chapelle de l'Ormeau,
a must-see sight during your visit to Seillans
Best Provence villages
A refreshing walk
along the waterways of Seillans

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.

Château de Seillans
Château de Seillans
Credit: Ressort Loïs – Creative Commons Attribution

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.

Seillans, the village with a thousand waterways.
A river in Seillans – Credit: La Ferme Des Cairns – Creative Commons Attribution

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.

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Saracen gate in Seillans – Credit: Ressort Loïs – Creative Commons Attribution

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.

  • Latitude : 43.63609
    Longitude : 6.64565