Montauroux is one of nine perched villages that form the Pays de Fayence. It sits on a hill in the east of the Var department. The geographical position is stunning, with the Massif de l'Estérel, Cannes and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Monaco and Nice are an easy drive away. Just across a valley to the north-west is Callian, another of the Pays de Fayence villages that is worth visiting. In fact, a tour of all nine villages makes a great day out.
Built in the 11th century around a fort, Montauroux rises in tiers at altitudes ranging from 72 to 437 metres. The biggest event in its long history was probably the Battle of Montauroux in 1592, fought between the armies of Henry IV and th