Provence- Easter festivities-!

Just a short drive from Aups , perched on the edge of the mountain with a spectacular, panoramic view over Les Maures, is Tourtour- the village in the sky. This is a very quaint village, claimed to be one of … Read More

Aups – Annual Truffle Festival-home of Le Diamant Noir

  Today Aups held its annual truffle festival.  A lovely crisp morning welcomed many locals and visitors alike.  Intrigued onlookers watched as the truffle hunter demonstrated how his faithful pig could find the truffles, which had previously been buried in … Read More

Le Diamant Noir- News

Happy New Year to you all from Le Diamant Noir, Aups. We are delighted at the number of enquiries we have received for our holiday accommodation in Aups for the coming 2013 season and look forward to welcoming many of our guests … Read MoreRead More

Christmastime in Provence

There is that recognisable feeling in the air.  That time of the year has arrived again, to put us all in a good mood with a feeling of loving and giving. Here in Provence the run up to Chritmas is characterised … Read More

Cheers from Aups!

The grape harvest is well underway in our area. Our own pergola has been beautiful and our table grapes are delicious. This is a lovely time of year at Le Diamant Noir and the early autumn weather has been glorious. … Read More

Le Diamant Noir, Aups -Summer Months

In the Haut Var region of provence, Aups is nestled at the foothills of the Alps . This geographic location provides a perfect holiday climate. Long summer days with endless blue skies and clear cooler evenings with starry skies. Le … Read More

Provencal harvest

The summer  harvest in Provence  has been gathered.  Along with the cereal crops, the fields of lavender and sunflowers add to the typically provencal landscape- the subject of many works of art.  Hues of gold, yellows and purple add a … Read More

Lazy Sunday!

Holiday accommodation- Aups- Haut Var- Provence A short drive from Le Diamant Noir, Aups, Provence, you will find yourself  in the Verdon valley, amid wonderful scenery. Last weekend we set off with a picnic to the Verdon. This time not … Read More

Exciting News from le Diamant Noir!

Holiday rental accommodation in Provence, Aups. Var France- Le Diamant Noir We are pround to announce the results of our recent inspection- We have been awarded a four star grading for L’Amandier and Le Genévrier.  We will have our new … Read More