The place

The Amarante is in the natural park of Verdon, 2 km from the village of Aups. This village is ideally located in the Var (83), 20 minutes from the Verdon Gorges, 25 minutes from Draguignan, 1h30 from Toulon and Nice and 45 minutes from the A8 motorway. 1 hour from Saint-Tropez, which is almost 70 kms.

Focus on the village

This lovely Provencal village of about 2,000 people, is equipped with all the essential amenities; school, college, post office, banks, doctors, physiotherapists, nurses, chiropodists, dentists, veterinary and several shops; supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, greengrocers etc. … Four hotels and several small restaurants including a pizzeria, a creperie and a glacier. Two mechanics garage and two fuel stations and a hypermarket.

Wednesday and Saturday, the town square hosts a beautiful rich Provencal market in colors and flavors. Producers and artisans from the region come to sell their products. Presence of farmers in organic. The truffle market is held every Thursday from the third Thursday of November. The village is also known for its award-winning olive oil each year. You will get more information about the tourist site


The region is also famous for pottery and ceramics Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Salerno, lavender oil, wine … it especially offers many opportunities for hiking, water sports, canyoning, paragliding or climbing.

The village of Tourtour where lived the sculptor Bernard Buffet is located 10 minutes from Aups.

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, a typical village with its star suspended in the air is renowned for its pottery and excellent restaurant La Bastide de Moustiers owned by French chef Alain Ducasse. This village is 25 minutes from Aups.

In Quinson the museum of prehistory has been built by the famous architect Norman Foster.