Bormes les Mimosas
Classed as one of the most flowered villages in France, Bormes les Mimosas extends its territory both by the sea and in the overhanging land a few kilometers from the beaches where its old village stands proudly like a Provencal crib.
In Bormes les Mimosas you will visit its old village on the hill and two of its emblematic seaside districts, la Faviere (port) and Cabasson (beaches)
- The old village perched on a hill facing the sea:
It is the true village of Provence, typical and authentic with its old houses with pink and ocher tiles, posed in an amphitheater facing the Mediterranean, the ramparts and ruins of the castle, its flowered alleys which meander in a labyrinth of stone walls covered lush vegetation.
You will have a panoramic view of the plain which stretches to the Mediterranean coast and faces the Golden Islands: Porquerolles and Ile du Levant.
- The Faviere district:
By the sea, the marina and the marina around the Carre d'Honneur are a pleasant and very lively area in summer. It is here that you will find diving schools, nautical base and La Faviere beach and Gouron beach.
- The Cabasson district:
After having crossed magnificent protected pine groves and vineyards of great wine estates (Domaine Ott, Chateau Bregançon, Chateau Leoube ...), you will discover the beaches of Cabasson, Estagnol and Pellegrin in their wild and protected. These are among the most beautiful beaches in the Var, or even on the Cote d'Azur.
It is also in the Cabasson district, a former fishing village, that the famous Fort de Bregançon (on a small peninsula) is located, summer residence of the Presidents of the French Republic since 1968.
Previously closed to the public, François Hollande has decided to open it to visits to the general public in summer since 2014. 2-hour guided tours, tickets on sale beforehand at the tourist office.
Each year the last weekend of February takes place the Bormes Grand Flower Corso of Mimosa.
Nearly 12,000 visitors attend each year the parade of nearly a dozen superbly decorated floats that perfume the whole village.
What to see
Domaine Sainte-Marie is an organic farming winery of 40ha of vines. Facing south, the vineyard enjoys a high quality terroir which offers wines with great finesse, like its terroir. Taken over by Dominique and Christopher Duburcq in 2007, the house managed to rise among the best in the region, in particular with some rewards from the major wine Guides such as Bettane & Desseauve. Know more and book online
It is very pleasant and easy to rent a boat in Bormes-Les-Mimosas. Provenceweb recommends the services of Boataround. To find a boat, visit Boataround here.
Various water sports, cuba diving, sailing, deep sea fishing.
Mobil homes rentals in a small & quiet family camping 4 stars 2km from the sea & 3km from the village of Bormes. Restaurant. Aquatic park 225 m² with slides & waterfall. Children playground, petanque & ping pong
Small quiet family camping 4 stars 2km from the sea and 3km from the village of Bormes. Restaurant Snack. Water park 225 m² with slides and waterfall. Children playground, petanque ground, ping pong.