Also called the monument of the Resistance, pyramid-shaped, it commemorates the dead of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte's coup d'état of December 1851.
The battle of Aups, decisive, will see the victory of the Bonapartists over the Republicans. Dozens of insurgents from the Var will be killed during the battle or
executed shortly afterwards, 3000 others will be imprisoned, expelled or deported to Algeria.
On the monument is the "man with the wooden leg" whose name has been forgotten and Martin Bidouré the one who is said to have been shot twice (arrested as a courier for the insurgents, he was shot and left for dead. Only wounded, he took refuge in a farm. Denounced by the farmer, he was recaptured by the army and then executed a few days later in the square that now bears his name.
In the dark hours of the last war, the names of the Aupsois resistance fighters who died fighting against German oppression and for the freedom of France will be added to the monument.
Free of charge.
Phone 04 94 84 00 69
Place Martin Bidouré
83630 - AUPS
Modified from 08/08/2023 by "Office de Tourisme Intercommunal Lacs et Gorges du Verdon".