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

Aups in Spring – a walk in provence!

a Spring walk around Aups in Provence … Read More

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

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

Aups truffle festival in the Verdon, Haut Var

Aups truffle festival Yesterday we celebrated the Aups truffle festival in the Haut Var. It was a beautiful day- clear blue sky, a crisp but sunny day and definitely a chill in the air, but marked with the overtone of a … 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

Valensole Lavender Plateau Provence

The lavender in the garden at Le Diamant Noir, Aups, is in full bloom, so we decided it was time to go to the lavender fields. We were not to be disappointed. Our route took us up onto the lavender … 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

XX1ième Journée de la Truffe

The twenty first “journée de la truffe” was celebrated in Aups 26 January 2014 … Read More