Beautiful Bormes-les-Mimosas south of France

Written by on January 27, 2017 in Provence-Alpes

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Bormes-les-Mimosas is known as one of the most beautiful medieval villages in the Var, a department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Provence in south east France. The Var takes its name from the river Var, which used to flow along its eastern boundary, through the boundary was moved in 1860. There is much to discover in the historic center of beautiful Bormes-les-Mimosas.

What to see in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

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You’re sure to fall in love with the pastel coloured houses, architecture and shops in the narrow streets where crafts are still practiced, such as pottery. The church  “Eglise St Trophyme” which dates from the 18th century has a beautiful sundial at the top of the gate.  The village is rich in flora and known for Mimosa – in fact the village name is inspired by the presence of those flowers – which bloom all year round in the gentle climate. The hills are covered with the yellow splendour of Mimosa. Here is where the route des Mimosas starts and runs along Saint Raphael, Sainte Maxime and Grasse.

The village has a coastline of 20 km of which 12 km is golden, silky sand.

What to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

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  • Guided tour of the gardens – every Tuesday at 9:00 am
  • History tour of the city, every Thursday at 5:00 pm
  • Diving (beautiful underwater flora!)
  • Other water sport such as sailing, fishing, water skiing

Bormes-les-Mimosas Tourist Office

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