Fayence is an idyllic village with more than 4000 citizens. It is close to the cote d'azur but it lays in the hills and isn't that hot in summer. It has a famous old town and a 12th century pittoresque castle. Today Fayence is a famous tourist city and although known for the one of Europe's largest gliding centers.
The city homepage is available in English and offers good information.
From north via Mons or east of Grasse (25 km on the Route Napoleon). From the south St. Raphael via Fréjus is nearest on the Cote d'Azur.
The village is rather compact so it is best discovered on foot
Fayence is a very pretty village, so it can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, taking in its bars, restaurants and markets selling local produce.
There is a local museum where you can discover 'Le Four du Mitan' an old communal oven which was in use from the 16th Century until 1947. It is the perfect place to visit for those who like French bread. Entrance to the museum is free.
The other perched villages in Provence are all within a short driving distance of Fayence and include; Montauroux, Callian and Tourrettes. Each village has its charm and are regularly voted among the most beautiful in France.
A short drive away from Fayence is the Lac de Saint Cassien[], which has several picnic areas, fishing spots and water sports in the summer months.
Gites and villas are popular types of accommodation to rent in Fayence, where the presence of hotels is less than in other areas of Provence such as Grasse, or the South of France including Nice and Cannes. Many holidaymakers decide to stay one week in Fayence, with the summer months especially popular, when the village comes to life. One place which has Fayence villas to rent  is Affinity Holidays France, though they are among a number of different companies which offer this service.