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

Summer in Provence- Verdon

About half an hour from Le Diamant Noir at Aups, you can reach the lavender plateau, where the fields of purple are truly worth the trip.  The lavender harvest is now under way, so some of the fields have been … Read More

Lazy Sunday!

Holiday accommodation- Aups- Haut Var- Provence A short drive from Le Diamant Noir, Aups, Provence, you will find yourself  in the Verdon valley, amid wonderful scenery. Last weekend we set off with a picnic to the Verdon. This time not … Read More

“I was Lost in France—–“- Haut Var

It was a beautiful February day- clear and warm.  Having enjoyed a beautiful lunch outdoors, on the terrace of a restaurant in Lorgues, with some work colleagues, I went home. As Colin had been at home all day,  I suggested … Read More

Messing about on the River

From Le Diamant Noir holiday accommodation, Aups, Var we are only a twenty minute drive to the Lac Sainte Croix with its watersports and beaches. Hire a pedal boat or a canoe and venture up the Gorges Du Verdon. In … Read More

Day Out in the Haut Var and beyond

It was a beautiful morning in Provence and we had acquired a Jeep for a few days so we decided to take the roof off and venture forth on a well-earned day off.   We packed a picnic, left happy … Read More