Anchoïade

This dish is a provençal speciality served at apéro time and goes well with a glass of chilled rosé. Served with crusty bread, or on mini toasts, with cruditiés it is an anchovy based dip, a perfect appetiser or starter … Read More

Aïoli

There is a running argument regarding the origins of aïoli,whether or not it belongs to Spain, Catalonia, Roussillon, the Vaucluse, Carmargue, Côted’Azur or Haute Provence, but it has had a place on the tables of all these areas for generations. … Read More

Provence cuisine

The cuisine of Provence is determined by the landscape , climate, history and geographical influences, which provides us with various dishes, popular through the world Provence, originaly a Greek colony, and then part of the roman empire was not incorporated … Read More

Holiday Rental Accommodation- improvements-Aups

Holiday Rental Accommodation Aups-Provence The season is now well underway and as usual we have met some lovely people. We have been very busy hence the lack of  “posting” Earlier in the year the shutters had a facelift. This took … Read More

Easter Monday in Cotignac

The Pâques bank holiday dawned fine with clear blue skies. We took a trip to the historic town of Cotignac just 16km from Le Diamant Noir holiday rental accommodation, Aups Link below shows the route Agrandir le plan This village … Read More

The Olive Festival -Aups

The last Sunday in March is a day of celebration in Aups.  At this time of year the olive is honoured. The town is decorated with olive branches from the newly pruned olive trees. The market place filled with stalls … Read More

From Aups visit Sillans La Cascade

During your visit to Le Diamant Noir at Aups in the Var area of Provence be sure to visit the waterfall at Sillans La Cascade. Park the car in the car park below the village and walk to the base … Read More