Vines in Autumn

Vines in Autumn   Life in provence follows the rythmn of the seasons, and naturally the vines play an integral role. The landscape changes from season to season, and autumn is beautiful. The grapes have been harvested, but we are … Read More

Autumn in Provence- Verdon

Autumn in Provence-Verdon More scenes of autumnal beauty here in Provence in the Haut Var   Thanks to Gayle Baird for her wonderful photography

Olive Oil Aups Chateau de Taurenne

Trip to Olive estate Chateau de Taurenne … Read More

Aups truffle festival in the Verdon, Haut Var

Aups truffle festival Yesterday we celebrated the Aups truffle festival in the Haut Var. It was a beautiful day- clear blue sky, a crisp but sunny day and definitely a chill in the air, but marked with the overtone of a … Read More

News from Le Diamant Noir, Aups, Var, France

It is hard to believe that the holiday season has come round again and we have already welcomed international clients from Europe, Norway, Canada, and of course the UK, to our corner of Provence. One of the perks of our … Read More

XX1ième Journée de la Truffe

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

Happy New Year !

2014 has now arrived and we turn our thoughts to the forthcoming season ahead. We are pleased to be filling our calender with bookings, and will be delighted to welcome new guests in the months ahead, as well as those … Read More

Le Diamant Noir Reporter

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