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

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Celebrating 10 Years- Le Diamant Noir, Aups

Celebrating 10 Years- Le Diamant Noir, Aups! It is hard to believe, but in 2016 we are celebrating our 10th year at Le Diamant Noir. Over the 10 year period there have been many changes and we have welcomed people … Read More

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Autumn in the Verdon

Autumn in the Verdon This year the autumnal season has been truly magnificent. The endless blue skies have continued right through November, with lovely warm weather. The light has been wonderful showing off the beautiful autumn leaves, in their many … Read More

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News from Le Diamant Noir Aups: New Website

Le Diamant Noir, Aups, has a new website For those of you who visit our site often you will have seen that we have a “new look” website, serving provence4u.net and provence-holidayrental.com This is a fully integrated website, with all … Read More

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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

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