The Perfect Getaway

Come and join us at Le Diamant Noir, in a special corner of Provence and discover the Verdon.

We offer holiday accommodation in Aups- holiday rental and bed and breakfast, just outside the town of Aups, in the Haut Var. Accommodation is in one of two, individually styled apartments. This is a small and private holiday destination, so you are offered a warm and personalised service.

Two of the apartments are next door to each other so it is possible to rent both together if you have a larger party.

Bed and breakfast facilities are available. Evening meals, cooked from fresh, local produce are available on request, with pre-booking, as are picnics to take with you on those days when you explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Each apartment has its own terrace and private garden area, supplied with outdoor furniture, and screened for privacy.

The beautiful gardens are at your disposal along with the swimming pool for that refreshing dip on long summer days. The pool is screened by hibiscus bushes which flower throughout the summer. In order to meet French safety requirements the pool is alarmed. A woodland pathway, edged with lavender, and butterfly-attracting buddleia, leads to the pool, with sun-loungers and parasols provided. In the grounds we provide table tennis and a small boulodrome,just for fun. A picnic table at the edge of our wooded area is provided for mid-tournament refreshments!
A shaded, vine-clad pergola is the perfect provençal setting for al fresco dining and provides the venue for our popular BBQ evenings during the summer months.

“Le Diamant Noir” is situated in the Verdon National Park, with spectacular scenery on the doorstep, but at the same time the town of Aups is an easy walk (1km). A typical, provençal town, Aups offers all the necessary amenities, boasting shops, cafes, restaurants, a wealth of history and its twice weekly market, brimming over with the local produce of the surrounding area. During winter months there is also the famous weekly black truffle market.

Whether you want to spend a relaxing holiday, enjoying the climate of the South of France, or you want to be more active there are lots of things to do in the area. Come and share a corner of provencal paradise, the inspiration of writers and artists for generations!

Our Apartments

Le Genévrier for 2 people
L’Amandier for 4 people

beautiful pool at Le Diamant Noir

Le Genévrier

Sleeps 2 -one comfortable bedroom

from 110 euros/night


Sleeps 4 -two bedrooms- double and twin

from 185 euros/night

Video Tour

Take a peek and see why our guests return every year.


Our apartments are comfortably furnished and equipped with everything you should need to make your holiday memorable

Family Friendly

Free Parking on Premises

secure off-road parking

Flat Screen TV & DVD

Private Entrance

Each apartment has its own entrance

Swimming Pool

Automatic Gates

Table Tennis


Outdoor furniture

Complimentary wifi

On arrival you will be supplied with the necessary code for internet access

Find the apartment that suits your needs
Le GenévrierL'Amandier

Rates per apartment

from 110 euros/night
Le Genévrier
  • one-bedroom- 2 people maximum
  • high quality linen and towels provided
  • complimentary toiletries
  • tissues
  • free off-road, secure parking
  • complimentary wifi
  • minimum three night stay
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from 185 euros/night
L’ Amandier
  • two bedrooms- 4 people maximum
  • high quality linen and towels provided
  • complimentary toiletries
  • tissues
  • free off-road, secure parking
  • complimentary wifi
  • minimum three night stay
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Guest Reviews

Colin & Sandra’s gites are extremely well equipped, with touches of home, and ideally located to explore the best of what Provence has to offer. We were looking for a combination of relaxation, comfort and privacy, and we found all three! Thoroughly recommended!
Lyn and PhilTouches of Home!
We have just spent a wonderful week at Le Diamant Noir, and would give the gite and our wonderful hosts the highest recommendation. The accommodation is delightful, and the little extras make it all the better
Richard and RonaDelightful accommodation
We enjoyed every moment of our stay at Le Diamant Noir and were very reluctant to leave! Our gite was extremely well equipped and clean.
JacquiThank you for your hospitality

House Restrictions

Unfortunately this property has two steps at the entrance to the terrace and is therefore unsuitable for people with mobility issues

No smoking

No pets

Terms and Conditions