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

La vie en rose- for all those rosé lovers.

Rosé from Provence- light, delicate and pale, pale pink. Last week-end we were treated to a “festival du Rosé’ in the market place at Aups. A glass was on sale for €5, which entitled the purchaser to wander round the … Read More


If you are travelling via Marseille airport and have some time to spare, do visit the city. It has a magnificent port and is home to many good restaurants.

Aups in Spring – a walk in provence!

a Spring walk around Aups in Provence … Read More

Aups, Capital Haut Var, Provencal town

Aups, Capital Haut Var, Provencal Town Aups is a medieval village situated in the foothills of the Southern Alps.The Haut Var has recently been voted the number one region in Europe to see before you die! Do come and join … 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

Lac Sainte Croix in different moods

Lac Sainte Croix in different moods   The Lac Sainte Croix is a prominent feature in the Verdon landscape and provides us with spectacular views in all seasons and weather. It always provdes a breathtaking scene.