Welcome to Seillans
Possibly settled by the Greek colonists who made lives for themselves in Provence 500 years before Christ, Seillans is a steeply cobbled hill town that retains much of its medieval layout, and is well worth a few hours' exploration. It's crowned by a 13th-century castle and chapel, which can only be admired externally. Like so many of Haut-Var's best preserved old towns, Seillans' primary joy lies in just wandering and admiring its character and beauty. Probably the most famous recent resident of this archetypal hill town was the surrealist artist Max Ernst, who lived here from 1953 until his death in 1976.