Every year between December and March the French Riviera is lightened up by millions of little suns, the mimosa blossoms. Imported in the end of the 19th century by Thomas Cook from Australia, mimosa trees have since then spread out all over the French Riviera. It is between Mandelieu La Napoule and Tanneron that you can admire the biggest mimosa forest and every year in the month of February you can watch the colorful flower parades in the streets of Mandelieu.
For a full immersion into the world of Mimosas, I recommend you drive down the famous Route des Mimosas which in 130km takes you from Grasse to Bormes-les-Mimosas. Beautiful landscapes, charming villages, excellent food and above all bright yellow colors and an amazing smell in the air.
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