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GETAWAY: WHAT IS THERE TO DO FOR A DAY IN BORMES LES MIMOSAS?

The Var’s mimosa capital, the village of Bormes-Les-Mimosas houses the famous Fort de Brégançon, the State residence used as the official holiday home of the French President. Set off to discover the treasures of Bormes-les-Mimosas, a true Provencal village nestled between earth and sea.

A PROVENCAL AND AUTHENTIC VILLAGE

Often compared to a Provencal nativity scene, its old houses covered with pink tiles and its narrow flowery streets make Bormes-les-Mimosas a place full of charm. Listed as one of the most flower-bedecked villages in France, Bormes-les-Mimosas is also classified as one of the most beautiful sites of the Var department. The extent of its territory from the seaside to the land offers it this diversity between nature and culture.

Enjoy the panoramic view from the village over the plain, the Porquerolles islands and Levant island, during a guided tour of the narrow Medieval streets of Bormes-les-Mimosas. History lovers will be won over by the remarkable heritage of this exceptional village.

THE VAR’S MIMOSA CAPITAL

An emblem identical to that of Tanneron, the mimosa is an integral part of the heritage and identity of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

In a bouquet or in cooking, this winter flower hides multiple treasures. Tickle your tastebuds with the “mimosette” (a brioche bun with pastry cream decorated with mimosa seeds), mimosa-based sweets and pastries to fully enjoy the experience.

Impregnated by the mimosa’s particular fragrance, silky, powdery, floral, warm and hard to reproduce, the nurseries are open to visits and offer you the chance to discover the different varieties present in Côte d’Azur France.

In February, the yellow colours illuminate the seaside and narrow medieval streets. Watch this show during the annual Mimosa festival, where there is a Grand Procession and floats decorated entirely with flowers parade down the streets of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

Also discover the Mimosa festival in Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

LAZE AROUND ON ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE VAR

A wild appearance and translucent waters characterise the beaches of Bormes-les-Mimosas. A coastal path along the most beautiful beaches on the coast will allow you to enjoy the spring air in the Var village.

Boasting fine sand, La Favière beach is the largest in the area. Wonderful for the entire family, it also houses diving schools, the watersport centre and a marina.

Estagnol beach is one of the most beautiful white sandy beaches on the Mediterranean. It is prized for its shady pine forest. Its lagoon, appreciated for its wild aspect, allows for long walks and makes swimming easier for the very young.

Cabasson beach offers an unimpeded view over Brégançon Fort, open to the public since 2014!

DISCOVER BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS THROUGH A SPORTY EXCURSION

Between hiking, bicycle tourism, jogging and health trails, you have a wide variety to choose from!

By bike, athletes and amateurs will agree on the Route des Crêtes! It offers a magnificent view over the Mediterranean, the small coves and the mountains. Strolling through the pine trees with the azure blue of the sea in the background makes the walk a fulfilling one. Right in the heart of the vines, the small Route de Cabasson meanders through the tracks to reach the beaches. The perfect compromise for a tranquil walk!

Col du Babou, col du Landon, route des Crêtes, col du Canadel, the wine route… get away in the Maures mountain range and let the picturesque landscapes of the coast be your guide!

HIKE ABOVE THE WAVES

Perfect for hiking, you have the choice of 7 signposted routes with durations between 2 and 8 hours.

The Dom Forest is a natural site in the heart of a cork oak forest. An easy hike of five to six hours.

Setting off from La Favière beach up to the Bay of Gau, the beauty of the Var coastline is revealed over this two-hour route.

There is a second starting point from La Favière beach, but this time to Cap blanc. The pebbles rub shoulders with sea figs with their climbing fleshy leaves and spreading their large pink petals. Through the clear water, the rocks draw their strange shapes and the lush vegetation make it a fulfilling walk.

The hardest thing in the end is choosing the route!

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