Autumn in the Verdon

At Le Diamant Noir, Aups , Provence October was a beautiful month. It started warm and sunny with the pool at Le Diamant Noir still in use daily for the first half of the month A trip round the Gorges … Read More

Restaurant- Les Pins- Sillans La Cascade

We thoroughly enjoyed an evening meal at Les Pins in Sillans La Cascade The food was excellent with very friendly service. We are adding this to our favourites list. Hôtel Restaurant Les Pins 83- 1 grande rue – 83690 Sillans-la-Cascade … Read More

La Bastide du Calalou

Not far from Le Diamant Noir, Aups, is the village of Moissac Bellevue, a medieval village perched high Just at the entrance to the village is La Bastide du Calaou. In le Verdon Regional Natural Park, la Bastide du Calalou … Read More

Auberge du Grand Chene

This restaurant is situated just outside Sillans La Cascade on the Barjols road. A very French auberge able to sit a large number of people. Food very good Buffet starter Open every day in Summer both at lunch time and … Read More

Messing about on the River

From Le Diamant Noir holiday accommodation, Aups, Var we are only a twenty minute drive to the Lac Sainte Croix with its watersports and beaches. Hire a pedal boat or a canoe and venture up the Gorges Du Verdon. In … Read More

Gourmet Restaurant at Tourtour Village in the Sky

Gourmet Restaurant at Tourtour Village in the Sky Monday, March 9th, 2009 T­here is a lov­ely lit­t­le rest­auran­t­ in­ t­he v­illag­e of­ T­ourt­our in­ t­he Haut­ V­ar. T­he f­ood is excellen­t­ an­d b­eaut­if­ully presen­t­ed, wit­h dishes b­ein­g­ prepared f­rom­ t­he … Read More

Le Provençal

Le Provençal is a traditionally French restaurant in Aups. Consistently good. Value for money lunch deals Provençal cuisine and game selections. Truffle menu Try the civet de porcelet- a rich pork stew served with fresh pasta or in season the … Read More

Day Out in the Haut Var and beyond

It was a beautiful morning in Provence and we had acquired a Jeep for a few days so we decided to take the roof off and venture forth on a well-earned day off.   We packed a picnic, left happy … Read More

Market Days in Our Region

The area has many markets  with quality seasonal ingredients overflowing from the stalls . The kand and climate lend themslevs to the growing of high quality fruit and vegetables, not to mention olive oilsm speciality vinegars, cheeses——- all essential for … Read More