Driving from Les Adrets to Mandelieu the other day, I noticed that the first Mimosa trees are in full bloom. Just a few south facing trees in protected areas are displaying their glorious yellow flowers right now … but it won’t be long before the hills around Tanneron are covered in Mimosa blooms.
There are various Mimosa festivals in the Var and Alpes Maritime region to celebrate this tree which was first imported from Australia in the 19th century.
The biggest celebration is the Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu la Napoule which this year is being held on February 23rd, 2013.
You can read more about the festival and book a ticket for 9 Euros per person on the Mandelieu la Napoule tourist website (link).
But you don’t need to buy tickets to enjoy the glory of the Mimosa season. The Routes des Mimosa is a 130km drive which takes in towns like Bormes-le-Mimosa, Tanneron and Grasse.
If you’d like to read more about the Mimosa events in Provence and the history of the mimosa in this area, you can view this webpage in French (link):
If you would like to rent a villa to explore the area, Blackwood Villas are in the heart of mimosa country with villas in Fayence, Seillans, Callian, Montauroux, Mons, Tourettes and other villages.
Photo credit. Images from The Good Life France blog (link):