Sizzling Summer Sun!- Aups Tourism

Writing form 41 degrees plus in the shade, we have been given cannicule (heat wave) status here in the Haut Var. This gives us a licence to stop work and relax, giving the opportunity to reflect on the past few … Read More

Summer Truffle festival at Aups in the Var

Aups held its first Summer Truffle festival this week. It was an evening of gastronomic flavours to celebrate the Summer truffle. Tombola tickets were on sale, and the price included a special commemorative glass to take around the stalls, for … Read More

Medieval festival – Aups

Anyone visiting Aups this weekend would have thought they had stepped back in time. The streets were scattered with straw and the bars decorated their facades. Despite the soaring temperatures, the shop-keepers adorned medieval costumes. A variety of characters were … Read More

Celebrating 10 Years- Le Diamant Noir, Aups

Celebrating 10 Years- Le Diamant Noir, Aups! It is hard to believe, but in 2016 we are celebrating our 10th year at Le Diamant Noir. Over the 10 year period there have been many changes and we have welcomed people … Read More

Mimosa at Le Diamant Noir , Aups

Mimosa at Le Diamant Noir , Aups In our garden at Le Diamant Noir, Aups, the mimosa is now in full bloom- a little later than on the coast. The little yellow fluffy balls are magnificent and a true herald … Read More

News from Le Diamant Noir Aups: New Website

Le Diamant Noir, Aups, has a new website For those of you who visit our site often you will have seen that we have a “new look” website, serving and This is a fully integrated website, with all … Read More

Aups truffle festival in the Verdon, Haut Var

Aups truffle festival Yesterday we celebrated the Aups truffle festival in the Haut Var. It was a beautiful day- clear blue sky, a crisp but sunny day and definitely a chill in the air, but marked with the overtone of a … Read More

Chateau de la Verdière

Half an hour from Le Diamant Noir, Aups, in the Haut Var is a provencal treasure, not to be missed. Situated on a hilltop village, La Verdière in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon is the largest private chateau in Provence, … Read More