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At the intersection of the D9, D557 and D957. 37 km from Brignoles and 30km from Draguignan

Discover Aups, a pretty village in the Haut Var

Porte de la ville d'Aups

Situated in the Haut Var in the north of the département, Aups is a village full of character nestling at the foot of the Espiguières mountain in a privileged setting at the gateway to the Verdon Natural Park.

Truffle market

Aups is renowned throughout the region for its famous and eagerly-awaited black truffle market. It takes place every Thursday morning from mid-November to mid-March. It's the biggest market in the Var.

A charming old village

As you stroll through the village's picturesque old streets, you'll be able to admire some superb old doors, delicately crafted lintels, medieval houses and ancient fountains adorning charming little squares, as well as some beautiful sundials.

Tourism in Aups: ramparts, castle, collegiate church

Aups has preserved some interesting historical remains from the 11th to 16th centuries: ramparts, ruins of a fortified castle and a Gothic collegiate church. You won't want to miss the clock tower (16th century), 25 metres high and topped with a wrought-iron bell tower. You will also pass under the Porte des Aires, a vestige of the 12th and 16th-century ramparts.

Depending on the time of year, from Aups you can explore the whole region and choose between spending the day at the seaside, which is only 60km away, or spending the day at a ski resort, as the nearest are only 80km from the village.

Close to the Gorges du Verdon and Lake Sainte Croix

Lake Sainte Croix is just 20km away and offers all the pleasures of swimming, as well as canoeing and pedal-boating. Thrill-seekers can try their hand at all the white-water sports in the Gorges du Verdon (rafting, canyonning, etc.), not forgetting the many climbing routes and long-distance footpaths that will take you through breathtaking scenery.

Our map of Aups (83 630)

Use our interactive map to find your way around Aups. You'll find all the points of interest in the town as well as our recommendations for accommodation in Aups. This will help you locate them before you book your holiday or weekend in this charming village in the Haut Var.

What to see

The ruins of a 12th c. fortified castle, doors and ramparts ot the 12th and 16thc.
The clock tower and its campanile. The Collegiate church St. Pancrace.
The Ursuline convent (private cloister.)
Museum Simon Segal. Museum of Faskod (exhibition park).

Leisure activities

Petanque (French bowls), tennis, horseback riding, fishing.
There are many excursions available in the area such as Torrent La Grave,
the forest road, and the Sainte Croix Lake (14 km).


Located in Aups, Hotel Le Saint-Marc offers a restaurant and family rooms with balcony and full en suite facilities. A continental breakfast can be served at an additional cost. The on-site restaurant serves truffle specialities and is 15 km from the Verdon and Lake Sainte-Croix.

65€ - 95€

Holiday rentals

CAMPING L'Oasis du Verdon
Aups (Haut Var) | Lac de Ste Croix : 14 km - Brignoles : 35 km

Lodges, chalets and mobile homes rentals up to 7 people in a small family campsite of 2 hectare on a flat field, grassy and shady, 300 m from the village - Swimming pool - Snack and few entertainments in high season.

217€ - 1099€


CAMPING L'Oasis du Verdon
Aups (Haut Var) | Lac de Ste Croix : 14 km - Brignoles : 35 km

Small family campsite of 2 hectares with pitches and rentals on a flat field, grassy and shady - Pool - Snack - Few entertainments in high season
300 m from the village & 15 min. from the Lake of Sainte Croix


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Holiday rentals.

Ruelle à Aups.
Auberge à Aups.
Muraille à Aups.
Eglise d'Aups.
Vieille ville d'Aups.


Moissac-Bellevue (6 km), Villecroze (8 km), Sillans la Cascade (9 km) and Salernes (10 km).

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