Seillans ... typically Provencal

Seillans has everything of a typical Provencal village: its terraced hillside houses, cobbled streets, vaulted passages, squares and fountains, its sunny climate and its landscapes of vineyards and olive trees.
It was here that the painter Max Ernst, who lived the last years of his life and whose work can be admired at the Tanning-Ernst Donation, was attracted to the place.
The Romans certainly came to Seillans.
History has made Seillans leave the plain and retreat further up the hillside of the Auzière, sheltered by the ramparts.
From these fortifications remain, here and there, a few stones.

It is however around this fortified enclosure that the village of Seillans was built up over the centuries, as it appears today, compact offering to the eye the geometrical harmony of its houses staggered in tiers on a strong line of slope.
Seillans, a medieval village has a very rich historical, cultural and architectural heritage with its Sarrazine Gate, its feudal castle, its 12th century church, its cobbled streets and its numerous fountains that can be found in small and large squares shaded by century-old plane trees.
The Chapel Notre-Dame de l'Ormeau dates from the 12th century and contains a magnificent baroque altarpiece from the 16th century.
Also worth seeing during the visit are the Font d'Amont Fountain, the Place du Thouron, the Font-Jordany square and the Rue de la Boucherie.

 

Seillans town hall
9, rue du Valat
83440 Seillans
Tel : 04 94 50 45 46
mairie.de.seillans@wanadoo.fr


www.seillans.fr


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Seillans : Histoire d'un village provençal

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