A general view of Fayence
|Intercommunality||Pays de Fayence|
|• Mayor||Jean-Luc Fabre|
|27.68 km2 (10.69 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (540/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|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.|
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, destroying several aircraft on the ground.