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Seillans – a charming Provençal hilltop village
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Classé parmi les « Plus Beaux Villages de France », Seillans est un village particulièrement attachant, qui a conservé l’âme pittoresque des villages perchés provençaux. Ses maisons étagées en gradins, son invraisemblable entrelacs de ruelles pavées, ses placettes ombragées, ses artisans et artistes en font une étape de charme.

Enchanted by this village, Max Ernst and his wife, Dorothéa Tanning, spent the last years of their lives here. The creator of the strange Loplop bird found his ‘planet’ here. A museum commemorates their work.

Collection de la donation Ernst-Tanning à Seillans©Var Tourisme / LCI
Chapelle Notre Dame de l'Ormeau©C Gamblin

The Chapel of Notre Dame de l’Ormeau is another must-see. Tucked away in leafy surroundings, this 12th-century chapel contains many treasures: a Roman cippus, a piece of an early Christian chancel, a sculpted 17th-century chair, votive offerings, a statue of Our Lady, a splendid 16th-century Baroque altarpiece in painted wood, whose central panel, sculpted from a single tree trunk, depicts the family tree of the Virgin Mary.

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