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Mimosa season

Mimosa represents the joy of winter on the French Riviera.

History of the mimosa

Mimosa has been present in the Var countryside for many years. Imported from Oceania over a hundred years ago by the English, today the mimosa spreads its little doses of Australian sweetness far and wide under the heat of the French Riviera sun.

Mimosa is known for its wonderful scent and dazzling yellow color, but did you know that there are between 800 and 1200 species in the world?

Winter blossom

From ‘azure coast’ to golden coast

The most commonly seen variety flowers in mid-winter on the Côte d’Azur between January and February. But with the sheer variety of species we have, we see it flowering all year round.

The Mediterranean Gardens at Domaine du Rayol, just down the road from us, has a collection of over thirty species. There is much to learn about this plant that has made itself at home in our region, quickly becoming established.

‘La Route du Mimosa’

With its vibrant colour, mimosa was never going to go unnoticed for long on the French Riviera.

For a number of years there has been a gorgeous mimosa trail between Bormes-les-Mimosas and Grasse, with numerous events, such as the iconic Corso Fleuri (flower parade) in Bormes-les-Mimosas, the Mimosa Festival in Sainte-Maxime and several themed walks and tours.

From January to March, you’ll find a number of events linked to this sunshine plant.

The mimosa in Grimaud

By the sea

In Grimaud, of course you’ll come across mimosas in the countryside, but they can also be found on part of the cycle path that runs along the coastline.

Between Gros Pin beach and Guerrevieille beach, take the cycle path either by bicycle or on foot and marvel at the beautiful mimosas in full bloom.

Make the most of a lovely winter’s day by taking a walk by the sea, where the scent of the mimosa will combine with the iodine notes of the Mediterranean. Our well-being tip for a winter visit!