Capital of the Haut-Var!
Located near the Lac de Sainte Croix and the Gorges du Verdon, part of the Verdon Regional Natural Park, Aups will win you over with its many facets. Protected by mountains and Cuguyons Espiguières, surrounded by fields and forests, Aups is a place of well-being. The town is striving to preserve, restore and enhance the landscape as well as its urban heritage.
Come discover the rich vineyards of Aups and the Verdon, in the heart of olive groves. Aups is the capital of the black truffle (also known as “black diamond”). You will discover the authentic products for which Aups is famous: the course black truffle which is harvested in winter and is the jewel of French cuisine and whose inimitable taste refines many dishes; virgin olive oil with its characteristic green color and fruity odor, excellent health properties and pleasant to the palate. Not to mention wine, honey with a thousand therapeutic properties and so many varieties and uses, goat cheeses with strong, cool, dry flavors, to be enjoyed in many ways, saffron that will delight your taste buds … and many other flavors waiting for you! Delicious!
Having been granted the royal warrant in the Middle Ages, Aups also allows you to enjoy typical markets on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings and night markets organized under the plane trees of the town hall square, the last two Thursdays of July and the first two Thursdays in August. During the summer, many events await you: aperitif Jazz Festival concerts, votive festivals and fun…
Did you know?
Aups has a rich architectural heritage:
- The Clock Tower (Campanile and wrought iron sundial) is classified as a historical monument.
- The church of Saint Pancras is one of the few religious buildings marked with the words “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” following the separation of church and state in 1905.
- Included in the inventory of buildings in France, it has a precious museum of religious art in which you can admire the oldest processional cross of Provence from the 14th.
Also entered in the heritage of historical monuments:
The Factory of the Abbot John, the Clock Tower, Castle Taurenne, The Sundial (Rue Voltaire).