E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Faye (1 syl.).
The way to Faye (French, Faie-la-vineuse). A winding or zigzag manner, like Crooked Lane at Eastcheap. A person who tries to do something indirectly goes by the pathway to Faye. Faye is a little village in France, built on an eminence so steep that there is no getting to it except by a very zigzag path.
They go in to Paradise as the way is to Faye.Rabelais: Gargantua and Pantagruel, book i. 27.