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Men in Aups

Men in Aups

Aups, Just outside the church

Aups is a market town in the Haut Var, and at the gateway to even higher regions. The département, Les Alpes de Haute Provence, are only a handful of kilometers north, on the road to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the Gorges de Verdon, and Lac St. Croix. Perfectly unassuming, if not unprepossessing, Aups is an extraordinarily ordinary place, and somewhere just a fraction of a degree from paradise. Men of a certain age, having finished an earlier career of lifetime work, many of them at the soil, and all of them with a mastery of tools city folks have forgotten to learn to use.