Seillans is a small "ville perché" (perched hill-top village) overlooking the plain between the southern Alps and the Esterel, which borders the sea between Cannes and Saint-Raphaël. The commune of Seillans covers the town and its rural catchment area.
Seillans has a steeply-inclined medieval centre, accessible only on foot and a number of small squares and old buildings. It is the western-most of a line of such towns and villages (including Montauroux, Callian, Tourrettes and Fayence) that face south and attract tourists and each offer a variety of cultural pursuits. They are most striking when viewed from the plain below. Other local attractions include the nearby Lac St. Cassien.
Seillans is a popular destination for visitors, lured by the charming houses and scenery combined with the sunny climate and proximity to the Mediterranean. Seillans features a castle and delightful 13th century church at its summit. Nearby are rustic chapels, vineyards, forests and olive groves.
Seillans has an annual Pottery Market and many concerts and occasional events throughout the year, as well as the annual Musique-Cordiale "Festival Musiques en Liberté", a fortnight when the church, the village hall and outdoor venues resound to a variety of high quality classical, choral and jazz music from international artists each August, when the area is at its most popular.