Aups, the capital of the Haut-Var region, is situated close to Lake Sainte-Croix and the Gorges du Verdon, and is sure to charm you with its many facets. You can relax, stroll, enjoy leisure activities, take part in festivities and discover new things in the shade of the plane trees...
Part of the Verdon Regional Nature Park, the village lies at the foot of the Espiguières mountain, in a verdant setting of pine, oak and olive trees. From its past, this "Village de Caractère" has preserved the remains of fortifications, picturesque old streets dotted with wash-houses, fountains, sundials and a superb collegiate church. Situated at the entrance to the Haut-Var Verdon region and its truffle fields, Aups is the black truffle capital of the Var. Every Thursday in winter, the truffle market is held in the village square.
In the heart of a Mediterranean landscape, an open-air museum exhibits the Carrara marble sculptures of Maria de Faykod.
The House of the Truffle is located in the heart of Aups, in the Old Hospice of Saint-Jacques from the 17th century.
Come and discover this heritage tour that offers a charming stroll among the village's fountains and laundries where the present and the past intermingle.