Immerse yourself in the golden beauty of Bormes les Mimosas as the mimosa takes center stage from January to March, draping the village in a radiant yellow glow. This floral wonder, often compared to the sun, represents magnificence, elegance, and tenderness, and its presence is an unforgettable sight to behold. Legend has it that the mimosa became synonymous with Bormes in 1968 due to its symbolic significance, while others believe it was simply due to the sheer abundance of mimosa in the village and surrounding plain. Whether you’re admiring the vibrant blooms or basking in their sweet fragrance, a visit to Bormes les Mimosas during mimosa season is an experience you won’t want to miss.😉

Did you know ?

The blooming period of mimosa can vary depending on factors such as weather conditions and the specific variety of mimosa. While the general blooming period in Bormes les Mimosas is typically between January and March, some varieties may bloom earlier or later than others. It adds an element of surprise and unpredictability to the experience of seeing the mimosa in bloom, making it all the more special.

A bit of history

The mimosa is a fascinating plant that has a rich history in the South of France. Originally from Australia, it was brought to France by the French and the English at the end of the 18th century. Since then, it has flourished in the Maures and Tanneron mountains, where it has found the perfect conditions for its growth. Not only can it be found in the wild wherever the climate is mild and the soil is acidic, but there are also over 1200 varieties of mimosa in the world! Each variety has its own unique characteristics, including differences in bloom time, color, and fragrance.

When does the mimosa bloom?

The mimosa bloom generally takes place from January to March. It is quite short and varies depending on the varieties. Year after year, the period may change, and for instance, not all the mimosas in the village bloom at the same time! Furthermore, there are so many varieties of mimosas that technically, mimosas bloom all year round!

An all-mimosa holiday

Are you a true mimosa lover? Does its vibrant color and sweet fragrance leave you longing for more? Then we’ve got the perfect itinerary for you to fully indulge in the magic of Bormes les Mimosas.😉 Follow your desires and take a journey that will leave you feeling completely intoxicated by the beauty and aroma of this magnificent flower.


The Cavatore nurseries

The Cavatore nurseries

Looking to immerse yourself in the world of mimosas during your visit to Bormes les Mimosas? Look no further than Julien Cavatore’s arboretum, home to the national collection of mimosas. This unique destination offers visitors the chance to stroll through an extensive arboretum featuring nearly 250 species of mimosas. Additionally, a massive greenhouse spanning over 1000m2 is home to locally grown mimosas that are produced without the use of harmful pesticides, ensuring that they are environmentally friendly. You’ll be sure to leave with a newfound appreciation for this iconic yellow winter flower of the French Riviera, and perhaps even your very own plant to take home.

Julien Cavatore
Mimosa pépinière Cavatore

The Corso Fleuri

Get ready to witness a truly spectacular event that has been captivating audiences for over a century! The famous floral float parade takes place every year in Bormes les Mimosas at the end of February. Marvel at the stunning display of fresh flowers intricately arranged to create stunning themed floats, and then prepare to be wowed by the exhilarating battle of flowers where you can even take home your own bouquet of the most beautiful blossoms. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience!

Gonzalez park

Experience a true oasis of exotic plants at this famous garden, boasting over 320 varieties of Australian flora. With its 3000m2 surface, you’ll be immersed in a stunning display of banksias, eucalyptus, grevilleas, and forty different types of mimosas! Plant enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Tuesday morning guided tour led by Marie-Noëlle, who can answer all your questions and share her extensive knowledge of the diverse plant life on display.

Parc Gonzalez Bormes les Mimosas

The Instagrammable Mimosa Spot 📸

Think your Instagram account deserves THE mimosa photo? We’ve got just the spot for you: on the roof of the Maison des Associations, you’ve got a mimosa and the village behind it, and when you link the two, you get this 👇

We challenge you to take the most beautiful photo, and don’t forget to tell us about it! : @bormeslesmimosastourisme #bormeslesmimosas 😉


Immerse yourself in a weekend of wonder at Mimosalia, perfect for garden enthusiasts, where you can explore an exceptional collection of plants, from rare species to unique varieties. Discover the latest news from the elite of French botany, and take in the beauty of the diverse plant life around you. But Mimosalia is more than just a garden lover’s paradise; it is an opportunity to find solutions for tomorrow with a village of alternatives that presents practical and accessible ways to take action for the environment. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event!

Le Boudoir

Time for a sweet snack! And for that, how about indulging in some mimosa ice cream? The village’s artisanal ice cream maker’s flagship specialty, mimosa ice cream, adds a touch of unique deliciousness to your stay. Your taste buds will crave more!

An Escapade in Provence

Embark on a tantalizing and exhilarating mimosa-themed safari in the company of Vanessa and her renowned 4×4. With two captivating stops on the agenda, you’re in for a treat. First up, the iconic Cavatore nurseries that need no introduction! Then, set your sights on the Château de l’Angueiroun for a safari across the sprawling 120-hectare estate, blanketed in fragrant mimosas. Your journey will lead you through the Angueiroun cellar, culminating in a tasting haven where you can relish a delectable pause and savor their exceptional wines.

Escapade en Provence Bormes

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