HOLIDAY HOUSE NEAR AUPS EN PROVENCE
Only 10 minutes from our holiday house. Bustling work-a-day Provence at its best. Aups has the third largest black truffle market of France, known for its quality and importance. This market is held every Thursday from November to February. Aups is vaguely trendy.
Visit Aups during your holiday
The village was named Oppidum de Alpibus then Castrum de Alpibus, castrum de Almis, then Alps and now Aups. The place was colonized by the Oxybians during the Ancient Rome, near of Via Aurelia going from Fréjus (Forum Julii) to Riez (Forum Reii). Julius Caesar has visited Aups (Castrum de Alpibus) on the way of the conquest of Gaul and has said « I prefer to be the first in Aups than to be the second in Roma ».
The town has been looted by the Huguenots in 1574. They massacred 18 Aupsois. A "Maiden of the massacre" was erected on the torture place, in the Clock street. Aups was the centre of the Var Republican insurgency in 1851 against the coup d'Etat of Napoleon III. In December 10, the village was engaged in a real man hunt. Its nickname became The Red center of Var. Aups was a high place of French resistance during World War II. The city earned the Croix de guerre avec palmes.