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Medieval: In the fourth century, the Christians built a chapel in the plain south of the village.
It was destroyed by the Saracens in the 10th century, but rebuilt as the chapel Nötre-Dame de l'Ormeau. Later rulers were the Counts of Provence and, in the 13th century, the Hospitaliers.
In 1888, Queen Victoria visited Seillans to see the Vicomtesse de Savigny, founder of the famous perfumery of Seillans.
First record, 814 Agro Ciliano, and 1013: Sillonem.
The D19 road (Route de Bargemon) from Fayence passes in the plain at the south entrance of Seillans close to the Notre-Dame de l'Ormeau chapel and then narrowly through the bottom of the village, directly beside the tiny "Placette de la Route".
This square, with accompanying fountain and lavoir is completely shaded from morning to night by its gigantic plane tree, whose leafy branches stretch out to cover the entire square and even across the road.
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The painter-sculptor Max Ernst and his wife Dorothea Tanning visited here often, and finally settled here in 1964 to live the last ten years of his life.
Etymology: Seilhanso, Provençal word for oil bowl (bassine à huile); or possibly Caelius, latin patronymic.
Celto-Ligurian: Seillans dates back to 500 BC, when a small Celtic-Ligurian tribe "les Sayllens" established a defensive site on the high, triangular saillant.
It's located in the eastern Var, beside the popular village of Fayence, and about a half-hour drive west of Grasse.
Seillans is one of the Most Beautiful Villages (Plus Beaux Villages) of France.