In February, Mandelieu-La Napoule celebrates Acacia dealbate – otherwise known as the famous mimosa! Arriving more than a century ago, it has contributed – and still does – to the reputation and prosperity of Mandelieu. Don’t wait any longer, discover and enjoy the Fête du Mimosa in Mandelieu.
MIMOSA, THE EMBLEM OF MANDELIEU
The Fête du Mimosa in Mandelieu is an integral part of the winter festivities not to be missed on the Côte d’Azur!
February is the month of festivals and carnivals on the Côte d’Azur: the Lemon Festival in Menton, Nice Carnival and the one that interests us here: the Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu.
8 days of festivities await you with on the program: flower parades, night show, hiking and excursions in the largest mimosa forest in Europe… An ideal outing to gather young and old around a traditional family-friendly celebration. Don’t miss the 2020 edition of Mandelieu’s Mimosa Festival, which will take place from 19 to 26 February 2020.
MIMOSA, THE CÔTE D’AZUR’S WINTER FLOWER QUEEN!
Before coming to celebrate the Côte d’Azur’s emblematic flower during the Mimosa Festival, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about its origins…
Did you know? Very keen on botany, the English were particularly present on the Côte d’Azur in the 19th century. Attracted by their resorts on the Côte d’Azur, they introduced the mimosa. Imported from Australia around 1850, it decorated the gardens of their sumptuous residences. This winter plant is still the work of five mimosa specialists in Mandelieu who harvest two million stems every year. Some of this harvest – twelve tons! – is traditionally used during the Mimosa Festival, starting with the flower parades.
THE MIMOSA ROUTE!
130 km getaway between Bormes-les-Mimosas and Grasse via Mandelieu!
Come and discover the different stages of this sunshine route: the Route du Mimosa. Starting from the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, passing through Sainte-Maxime, Saint-Raphaël, to Mandelieu, Pégomas and ending in Grasse. On the road, take a break in the charming hamlets of Tanneron, the village that has more of the famous golden pompons than anywhere else. Winding between the coastline and forest-covered hillsides, this route displays all the riches of the Côte d’Azur, its authenticity, its unique terroir and its festive atmosphere!