The beautiful Lac Sainte Croix

For a beautful picture postcard view of the Lac Sainte Croix, take a short drive from Le Diamant Noir,  Aups in the Var region of Provence , to Aiguines see route below   A drive to this wonderful little village … Read More

Lavender Plateau in February

A short drive from Le Diamant Noir, through Aups and on to the Lac Saint Croix, takes you to the lavender plateau, a world away from the 21st bustle of day to day life. Here nature is taking its course, … Read More

XX1ième Journée de la Truffe

The twenty first “journée de la truffe” was celebrated in Aups 26 January 2014 … Read More

Welcome to The Butterfly Garden!

At Le Diamant Noir, Aups in the Haut Var, we are proud to provide an ideal habitat for many species of insect life that inhabit the Verdon region. We become the home to many visiting butterflies, which are attracted to … Read MoreRead More

Natural woodland wonderland- Site de Saint Barthélemy , Salernes

Less than ten minutes by car from Le Diamant Noir, Aups,  in the Haut Var, is the most amazing natural site. The site of Saint Barthélemy, is a magical shaded park, a protected area with incredible wildlife and vegetation- a really … Read More

Le Diamant Noir Reporter

Summer in Provence- Verdon

About half an hour from Le Diamant Noir at Aups, you can reach the lavender plateau, where the fields of purple are truly worth the trip.  The lavender harvest is now under way, so some of the fields have been … Read More

Brocante in Aups

Throughout the summer months, various extra provencal markets are set up , in order toattract the tourists,   and to provide a market for local producers to sell their goods. The market today was dedicated to “flea market” treasures  and … Read More

Safran du Haut-Var

Today marked the 3rd saffron  festival at Sillans La Cascade.   A selection of stalls welcomed those interested in, not only saffron, but truffles, honey, various preserves and other local products. Bunches of lavender were on sale. It was a … Read More