Le Diamant Noir 2012

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Accommodation- news!

Proudly presenting more holiday rental accommodation in Aups, Haut Var Provence We have been very quiet recently, not because we have gone to sleep, but because we have been very busy for several months . We have finally made it! … Read More

Snow in Aups!

We woke up  yesterday to a snowy scene at Le Diamant Noir.  We have had snow here before but not much. However it continued to snow all day, reminiscent of a past life in the north of the UK !  … Read More

Compliments of the Season

Wishing all our guests- both old and new a very Happy Christmas from the South of France With our Very Best Wishes to you all for the year ahead Having had a very busy season we are now enjouing some … Read More

“I was Lost in France—–“- Haut Var

It was a beautiful February day- clear and warm.  Having enjoyed a beautiful lunch outdoors, on the terrace of a restaurant in Lorgues, with some work colleagues, I went home. As Colin had been at home all day,  I suggested … Read More

La Bourride- Provençal fish soup/stew

La Bourride is a Mediterranean fish stew- not to be confused with bouillabaise.  given the abundence of fish along the Mediterranean coast of Provence,  it is not surprising that there are many traditional fish recipes . The definition of bourride … Read More

Brouillade de truffes

Aups in the Var area of Provence, France hosts a weekly truffle market in season ( November to February). Aups has the third largest black truffle market in France At the height of the truffle season, the brouillade aux truffes … Read More

Brouillade de truffes

Aups in the Var area of Provence, France hosts a weekly truffle market in season ( November to February). Aups has the third largest black truffle market in France At the height of the truffle season, the brouillade aux truffes … Read More

Thoughts of Provence

Just to whet the appetite!- Come and see for yourself! Endless blue skies, scenery captured in light that has inspired writers and painters for generations, abundant,fresh produce transformed into tasty treats, rosé  by the gallon,villages that time forgot, street cafés … Read More