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

The beautiful Lac Sainte Croix

For a beautful picture postcard view of the Lac Sainte Croix, take a short drive from Le Diamant Noir,  Aups in the Var region of Provence , to Aiguines see route below   A drive to this wonderful little village … Read More

Lavender Plateau in February

A short drive from Le Diamant Noir, through Aups and on to the Lac Saint Croix, takes you to the lavender plateau, a world away from the 21st bustle of day to day life. Here nature is taking its course, … Read More

Welcome to The Butterfly Garden!

At Le Diamant Noir, Aups in the Haut Var, we are proud to provide an ideal habitat for many species of insect life that inhabit the Verdon region. We become the home to many visiting butterflies, which are attracted to … Read MoreRead More

Natural woodland wonderland- Site de Saint Barthélemy , Salernes

Less than ten minutes by car from Le Diamant Noir, Aups,  in the Haut Var, is the most amazing natural site. The site of Saint Barthélemy, is a magical shaded park, a protected area with incredible wildlife and vegetation- a really … Read More

Le Diamant Noir Reporter

The Lavender Plateau at Dawn

Not far from Aups in the Haut Var area of Provence, is the start of the Valensole lavender plateau. While it was still dark, my daughter and I set off on a mission, to see the sun rise over the … Read More

a lovely Spring drive in Provence

Le Diamant Noir at Aups in the Haut Var, is ideally situated for exploring both the hinterland and coastal region of the Var. This is a perfect time of year to explore the region-nature is wakening up to the warmth … Read More

Le Diamant Noir, Aups -Summer Months

In the Haut Var region of provence, Aups is nestled at the foothills of the Alps . This geographic location provides a perfect holiday climate. Long summer days with endless blue skies and clear cooler evenings with starry skies. Le … Read More