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Festivals and events

In addition to the markets, each year, on the 4th Sunday of January, Aups organises a black truffle festival. The programme includes a truffle market with other local produce, a truffle hunting demonstration, a truffle dog competition, conferences, book signings, exhibitions around the truffle…and truffle-based menus at all the village’s restaurants! It’s worth booking in advance as there are a lot of visitors in town, all keen to taste this mushroom with such a captivating aroma! In the surrounding area, the Château de Berne in Lorgues also organises a truffle festival in mid-February as does Montagnac, in the neighbouring department.

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The Black Truffle: The Black Diamond

truffe noireSo-called for its inimitable flavour as well as for its price, the black truffle or “Tuber Melanosporum” is a mushroom which lives underground, mainly at the foot of oaks and hazelnut trees. Its black bark envelops a black and white marbled flesh. Its distinctive perfume is made up of more than 70 aromatic components. To develop, it prefers a medium altitude, a generally hot and dry climate, spring rainfalls and a shallow limestone soil. Consumed since antiquity, today it remains the quintessential star of festive menus and gastronomic meals.

The truffle has its home!

Learn all about truffles, discover "The House of the truffle of Aups and the Verdon". It has the role to mark territory, to encourage its discovery from the truffle theme and present truffles and truffle growing in all their dimensions.

It comprises 4 distinct areas with atmospheres and additional destinations:
- A shop area, selling products
- An area of approach to the taste of the truffle, discovery area of the truffle by the 5 senses
- An information space activities truffle and recovery truffotouristiques activities: Truffo-tourist area
- A museum space presentation truffles and truffle growing: The truffle's Adventure.

House of truffles

The producers of black truffle

M. De Santis - labellisé "Réseau des partenaires Maison de la Truffe d'Aups"
83630 BAUDUEN - More infos


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