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

Medieval festival – Aups

Anyone visiting Aups this weekend would have thought they had stepped back in time. The streets were scattered with straw and the bars decorated their facades. Despite the soaring temperatures, the shop-keepers adorned medieval costumes. A variety of characters were … 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

Marseille

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.

Provence- Wine and More

We spent a very pleasant day at Chateau du Berne. Having eaten a delicious lunch at the Bistrot de Benjamin, we watched the parade of Classic cars. This event was well-supported with cars dating back to the early 1900s. The … Read More

Les Basses Gorges Du Verdon

Les Basses Gorges du Verdon When visiting Le Diamant Noir, Aups, most of our guests drive around the dramatic Gorges du Verdon and the hair-raising Route des Cretes. However the Verdon river has made its mark further down stream, with … Read More

Olive Oil Aups Chateau de Taurenne

Trip to Olive estate Chateau de Taurenne … Read More

Chateau de la Verdière

Half an hour from Le Diamant Noir, Aups, in the Haut Var is a provencal treasure, not to be missed. Situated on a hilltop village, La Verdière in the Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon is the largest private chateau in Provence, … Read More