The Route du Mimosa stretches for 130 km, and we recommend taking it from January to March – the season when the mimosa flowers. Mimosa is the real symbol of the Côte d'Azur in winter, just as lemons are, and you’re sure to be amazed by this colourful itinerary that follows the blue of the sea and the yellow of the sun – the colours of our hotel!
The Route du Mimosa crosses eight municipalities: Grasse – Pégomas – Le Tanneron – Mandelieu la Napoule – Saint-Raphael – Sainte Maxime – Le Rayol-Canadel and Bormes-les-Mimosas. Each is a charming stopover that ranks as one of the most beautiful venues on the Côte d’Azur. Below we introduce you to three villages located at the beginning, middle and end of the route.
Le Tanneron with its 22 hamlets nestling in the heart of the massif 516 meters above sea level. Here you’ll discover a vast expanse dotted with wild and cultivated mimosas, whose velvet, fragrant yellow balls explode in a natural, hilly landscape. Guided walks with naturalists are available.
Le Rayol Canadel, where Le Bailli de Suffren**** Hotel is located, is a village full of charm and a gentle way of life in a natural, well-preserved environment. This is a site of great beauty, where the wooded hills of the Corniche des Maures disappear into the azure-blue water of the Mediterranean opposite the magnificent Îles d’Or. Close to Le Bailli de Suffren are the Jardins de la Méditerranée, well-known to lovers of green spaces.
Bormes-les-Mimosas, where the origins of the village date back to the 12th century, is without doubt the mimosa capital of the Var. There are no less than 90 species waiting to be discovered on a range of walks high up in the hills with a bird’s eye view of the sea below and the port of La Favière.
Now it’s up to you to design a circuit that suits you best: a genuine sunny tourist getaway.