Aups, capital of haut-var

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Description

Located at 505 meters high  on the first alpine buttresses, Aups (Zaou into of Provence) is at 60 km from the seaside and 80 km from the snowfields. Its very healthy, dry and moderated climate, makes of them an ideal stay of holiday and rest.

Integrated since the year 2000 in the Regional natural park of the Verdon, the village of Aups is the Southern door of the Gorges of the Verdon, universally famous site for its picturesque landscapes and the many activities in sporting matter that it offers (climbing, sports of waters running, excursions nature, canyoning, gliding,…)


Visit Aups village

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Aups and its close relations neighbourhood are also famous for their culinary specialities in the forefront which the wine should be underlined, honey, olive oil, and especially the black truffle whose winter market appears among most important in France.

Holding the right of fair since the Middle Ages, Aups will also enable you to benefit from the two typical markets, Wednesday and Saturday mornings as well as night markets organized under the plane trees of the place of the town hall.

Chief town of canton cash 1984 inhabitants, Aups, which belongs to the chain of the " villages of character" , will bring all the advantages to you; a city registered resolutely in modernity (all services) with the structure and with the inheritance preserved.

Typical village of Provence with the rich history going back to Gallo-Roman, Aups will enable you to benefit in all quietude from your holidays.


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Collegial Saint Pancrace

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Built out the walls by Broulhoni architect from 1489 to 1503 to replace the church of the village become too small, in the Gothic style of Provence with a frontage Renaissance, it is set up into Collegial in 1499 with the arrival of the chapter of the canons of Valmoissine.

Receiving the relics of St Pancrace, Roman Christian young person martyrized in 302 pennies Dioclétien, it is known under this term since then.

Do not remain of the time of construction that the door of the old sacristy since the wars of religion destroyed all furniture and burned the splendid tympanum. In addition to the medallion of the currency of the canons, adds on the pediment, in 1905 during the separation of the goods of the church and the state, the republican currency “Freedom, Equality and fraternity”.

Classified in the inventory of the buildings of France, it has a museum of the invaluable religious art where you can admire the oldest processional cross of Provence dating from 14th, of the embroidered ornaments hand of 17th and many parts of goldsmithery which the solid silver reliquary of St Pancrace of 15th.


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The tower of the clock

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Set up at the 16th century, it is used initially as tower of guet to protect the village then, in surer times, of prison. Surmounted by a worked wrought iron bell-tower, 25 meters high installs on the frontage a clock there. Inside the bell-tower one finds a sundial of a high degree of accuracy going back to 1760 as well as a bell melted in 1712. and carrying the inscription “I am the joy of everyone”. pointing out the profit for the inhabitants, of a lawsuit which lasted more than 350 years and opposed them to the lord of the place.

The tower, the bell-tower and the sundial are classified historic buildings.


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Gate of Aires

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This is on the level of the Door of the Surfaces that you can observe the continuity of the vestiges of the ramparts of the 12th and 16th centuries. Called as it because it gave on the surfaces, place where corn was beaten (out of the village). It is the site most representative of the village since you find it on many documentations relating to Aups.


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