Attractions Bormes les Mimosas


Bormes-Les-Mimosas is a town located a few kilometers from the Cote d'Azur, about halfway between Toulon and Saint-Tropez. A romantically sounding part of the name of the city “Mimosa” was added in 1968, the city is very green: there are many trees, bushes, flowers and, of course, mimosa. Of course, the city authorities sought to attract tourists when they slightly improved the name of the city.

Tour of Bormes-les-Mimosas

The town of Borm consists of two parts: a medieval village, as well as a seaport and beaches - Le Lavandou.

The historical part of the town is located on a steep hill, its peak is crowned with a fortress castle, and the slopes are riddled with many winding streets that go down. Small open areas, framed by neat houses, lots of flowers. Boutiques and fine shops. All this awaits you in Bormes-les-Mimosas.

There are two main attractions in Borm: the Church of Saint Trophyme. It was built in the 18th century, but it seems that much earlier. The second attraction is the chapel of Saint-Francois-de-Paul (Saint-Francois-de-Paule). It was built in the 16th century in honor of Saint-Francois de Paul, who a century earlier saved the village from the "black death" - the plague.

In the tourist office of the city you can get information about the main attractions and places worth visiting, there are many parks and gardens. There are 12 fountains in Borma, I wonder how much you can find?

The ruins of a 12th-century castle (closed to the public) are located at the highest point of the town of Borm. A trail leads there, surrounded by lush vegetation. A surprisingly beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea opens up to the islands of d’Hyeres. Further there is a path that continues behind the castle and after about 45 minutes leads to a small 13th century chapel and panoramic views.

We also recommend visiting the Borm Museum of Art and History located on Rue Carnot. The museum building itself is very impressive. A collection of works by artists of the 19th and 20th centuries is exhibited here. Mostly this is “contemporary art” by local artists.

The town of Le Lavandou adjoins Borm in the southeast, it is the coastal part of the city with a pleasant sea port, which is worth a look.

There are several stunning and exclusive beaches near Borma, including the sandy beaches of Cabasson, Faviere, Mainial, l'Estagnole and Pellegran. And that's not counting the many other small beaches hidden between the rocky bays and bays. It is in Cabasson that Fot de Breganson, the summer residence of the French presidents, is located.

Mimosa road

A popular route to enjoy the scenery of the region, the Mimosa road (Route-du-Mimosa) is a 115-kilometer journey through the cities of the south, it is especially picturesque during the flowering of mimosa, hence the name. It begins in Bormes-les-Mimosas and is a picturesque car route running along the coast. The key points are the cities of Le-Raiol-Canadel, Saint-Maxim, Saint-Raphael, and then - Tanneron, Pegoma and, finally, Grasse.

The best time of the year to travel the route is the end of January, or February, to see the mimosa in bloom and participate in numerous festivals and festivals.

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Market days in Bormes-les-Mimosas: regular markets are open in the town every Wednesday and Saturday. Markets operate in the morning, unless otherwise indicated.

Summer days fly by quickly. It seems to be - here, only the long-awaited summer time has come, as you look at the calendar - and there is already the end of July. And there remains only a month of heat and the sun ahead. But there is always a way out! You can buy tickets online and wave to Europe to plunge into history and enjoy the cultural heritage. And you can wave to the islands and plunge into the warm ocean and enjoy the flora and fauna.


Commune Bormes-les-Mimosas administratively part of the canton of La Croix Toulon County. It is located on the Mediterranean coast of Provence, at the foot of the Mor mountain range at an altitude of 642 meters above sea level.

Bormes-les-Mimosas is the starting point of the tourist path "Roads of Mimosa", stretching 130 kilometers along the Cote d'Azur, up to Grasse.

Located in the commune, Fort de Breganson Castle has been the summer residence of the French Presidents since 1968.

The first settlements on the territory of the commune appeared in pre-Roman times, this region was inhabited by Celtic tribes. The Breganson Bay, located here, in ancient times served as a transshipment point for the transportation of lead and granite mined in nearby mines and quarries.

The town of Borm is first mentioned in writing (as Borma) in 1056, however, the area around was for a long time unreliable. Since 730, the Saracens periodically devastated it, in 1393 he was attacked by pirates, a few years later - by the Spaniards. In 1529, Borm was plundered by the Arabs, in 1539 - the Genoese Doge Andrea Doria. During the religious wars, in 1579 Borme was again ruined.

In 1482, the commune was devastated by the plague epidemic that Saint Francis of Paola managed to defeat, which has since become the patron of Borm.

The trees that gave their name to the Mimos Road were brought to France by Emperor Napoleon III after his campaign from Mexico in 1867.

The population of the commune in 2011 was 7548 people, and in 2012 - 7698 people.

Population by Years

In 2010, out of 4,431 people of working age (from 15 to 64 years old), 3038 were economically active, 1393 inactive (activity indicator 68.6%, in 1999 - 64.8%). Out of 3038 active able-bodied residents, 2652 people worked (1427 men and 1225 women), 386 were unemployed (154 men and 232 women). Among 1393 able-bodied inactive citizens, 311 were pupils or students, 635 were pensioners, and another 447 were inactive for other reasons.

Throughout 2010, there were 3,716 taxable households in the commune, in which 7,904.5 people lived. The median income was € 19,716 per taxpayer.

Cavalier sur mer

Cavalier-sur-Mar is an attractive resort on the coast, developed around a three-kilometer-long sandy beach on Cote Azure southeast of Saint-Tropez and in the Vary department of Provence. A resort-oriented family, Cavalier is officially listed as a Family Plus destination, which has been awarded to spas with a focus on providing related events, enhanced security, lower entry prices for children, etc. Cavalier-sur-Mer is Jet's favorite A ski training place and a host competition in the "Jet Games" in September of each year. Sailing, catamarans, windsurfing and motor boats are also very well served, while the seabed is also especially interesting here, which makes it great places m for underwater driving.

Cross Valmer

La Croix-Valmer is a popular coastal village on the Cote d'Azur southwest of Saint-Tropez, in an attractive location with beaches supported by pine trees covered by the Massif of the Masses, a large part of which is mowed by a protected reserve. There are several high quality beaches on La Croix Valme, stretching for several kilometers of coastline and in a beautiful setting with stones and trees as a backdrop. The water here is beautiful and clear, the beaches are sandy, and the Blue Flag has been awarded for cleanliness and facilities, which includes free buses from the city to the most popular beaches. The beaches around La Croix Valme were important landing beaches during the invasion of southern France towards the end of World War II, in particular the Plage du Debarquement.

Grimaud is located in the department of Var Provence and just a few kilometers inland from Saint-Tropez. Grimaud is a postcard cluttered-village, with a cluster of perfect houses around a small simple church, and the ruined castle put on a hilltop above Grimaud and wandering around the village is a pleasure. There are several small religious monuments and churches in Grimaud: the Romanesque-style church of Saint-Michel, built at the end of the 12th century, is the most interesting and retains most of its original architecture, although the clock tower was added in the 16th century. There is also a small local museum of arts and traditions in Grimaud, which displays a large number of objects and tools from everyday life in the region, over the past several hundred years. The winding paths of the village are framed with bright bougainvillea and oleanders, and the houses are beautiful warm stone colors with the traditional terracotta roving rooftops of the Provence region.

Hyeres is a very "green" city with an impressive number of trees, many of them are palm trees and garden areas to explore. The unique climate and attentive attitude of the city ensured there are several interesting gardens including the Olbius Riquier Park with its collection of palm trees, currently listed as the “wonderful garden of France.” There are many beautiful beaches near Hyères, mostly long sand beaches, but also some small isolated bays. Hyeres may be exposed to strong winds from the sea, as well as strong Mistral winds from the north, and which beach you choose depends a lot on which wind you are trying to shelter from- beaches around the peninsula south of Orodes.

National monument and the site of the former Mediterranean holiday for the presidents of France from 1968 to 2013.

Léoube Castle

Rosé wine is often associated with the beach, friends and summer, but it is also a delicate wine that offers rich and delicate aromas and is appreciated throughout the year.

A number of artifacts and archaeological sites show the existence of the Gallo-Romans. The city was most affected by attacks from attackers. The Saracens, Spanish and Corsaires attacked the city. As time passed, the city was designed and recreated as a resort.

According to the 2007 census, it records the total population of 7153 and the population density is 73 per sq. Km in the city.

While in the city, you will find warm and moderate climatic conditions. Summer is dry and have high temperatures. July is the hottest month of the year with a maximum temperature of 21.7⁰C. Winters have cold temperatures with snow and frost. January is the coldest month of the year with a low temperature of 7.5⁰C. Many rains occur throughout the year. The maximum rainfall occurs in the month of November with precipitation of 104 mm. July is the driest month of the year with a low rainfall of 12 mm. On average, the total rainfall is 769 mm. You will enjoy the delightful climate throughout the year. For more climate information at this climate link

Guide to tourism, leisure and weekend in the departments of Var

Overlooking the sea, the old village of Bormes-les-Mimosas, located on a hilltop, reveals to pedestrians its charming alleys full of flowers, charming small squares, walking paths and many craft workshops. What an exceptional floral heritage! In February, during the heyday of mimosa, the village celebrates the Grand Corso du Mimosa.

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Station nautique, la commune offre une large gamme d'équipements et d'animations permettant la pratique de nombreux sports nautiques.

Capitale du mimosa, elle est le point de départ de la Route du Mimosa qui s'étend de Bormes à Grasse (130 km).

Located between Hyères and Saint-Tropez, between the Massif de Maur and the sea, Bormes-les-Mimosas, because of its diversity, its wealth, its climate, the city that deserves your visit.

Marine station, the city offers a wide range of equipment and animations, allowing you to engage in many water sports.

The capital of Mimosa, this is the starting point of the Route du Mimosa, which extends from Borm to Grasse (130 km).