Bormes-les-mimosas: 5 Good Reasons To Visit This Village In Var
The village of Bormes-les-Mimosas in the Var is an enchanting destination. With its 12th-century medieval village, beaches, and mimosa trees, this blooming village has more than one asset to charm you. Here are 5 good reasons to visit this Var village with its privileged setting and climate.
To discover the Var capital of mimosa.
Classified among the most flowered villages in France, Bormes-les-Mimosas has been bearing this poetically inspired name since 1920 and officially since 1968.
This village, acknowledged as the Mimosa capital of the Var region, invites you to discover 90 species of this emblematic tree of the French Riviera.
Gérard Cavatore, a local producer, is the only operator in France to own a collection approved by the French Conservatory of Specialized Plant Collections (more information on his website www.pepinieres-cavatore.fr).
To visit a typical village.
Nestled in the Massif des Maures, between Toulon and Saint-Tropez, Bormes-les-Mimosas has all the charm of a typical Provencal village with its pink tiles, flower-lined streets, and its old medieval village.
Be sure not to miss the ruins and ramparts dating back to the 12th century and to venture into the winding streets of the village.
The historic center of the town hopes to soon become one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France for its Provencal houses in ochre hues, its small squares, its streets, and its art galleries.
To enjoy its bloom.
Beyond the charm of the old stones, Bormes-les-Mimosas is home to some 700 rare plant species. In this town, flowers reign supreme and, contrary to what its name might suggest, the flowering is not limited to mimosas!
The village has also been awarded the Grand National Prize for Flowering and received the gold medal at the European competition of "Villes et Villages Fleuris" in 2003.
Among the many gardens of the town, one of the most remarkable is the Parc Gonzalez, a botanical garden of 2400 square meters. This garden features an exceptional collection of mimosas and plants of great rarity.
To reconcile nature and culture.
Art and culture enthusiasts will also find their happiness in Bormes-les-Mimosas. If you are one of them, do not miss visiting the Museum of Art and History located on Carnot street, in a 17th-century building. This museum with magnificent ceilings features works from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The bravest can continue their walk up to the Chapel of Notre Dame de Constance. At the end of this climb, they will be able to discover a collection of Stained Glass depicting the life of Christ.
5- To admire one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
In November 2023, Bormes-les-Mimosas bay is among the most beautiful bays in the world, alongside San Francisco Bay, Halong Bay, and Mont-Saint-Michel Bay!
Thanks to its crystal-clear waters, bordered by fine sand and forests, the Var commune has been distinguished by the "Most Beautiful Bays in the World" association, created in 1997 and recognized by UNESCO.
Note: The famous Fort de Brégançon, the summer residence of the President of the French Republic, is also located in the commune of Bormes-les-Mimosas and its magnificent coastline.