Between land and sea, the charming village of Bormes-les-Mimosas in Var is a visual treat enhanced by colours and fragrances from all over. This old hilltop village dates from the 12th century and reveals many medieval treasures. Wander the flower-filled streets and covered passages, slip down the alleyways, stop for a while on the adorable little squares decorated with fountains, and admire the various views before you. Here, the Golden Islands; over there, Le Lavandou.
Built between the 13th and 14th centuries, the castle of the Lords of Fos also offers a stunning view of the Hyères Islands as well as the Favière marina. The latter is also a lovely place for a seaside stroll. You may also find your way to the Church of St. Trophymus, built in the 18th century and inspired by the Romanesque style, or the Chapel of St. Francis of Paola, another Romanesque-influenced building dating from the 16th century. In the heights of Bormes-les-Mimosas, you can discover the charming 12th-century Chapel of Our Lady of Constance once you have travelled up the old way of the cross starting at the castle. Featuring an orientation table, this site perched at an altitude of 324 metres offers a superb view of the surrounding landscapes.
The medieval village of Bormes, listed among the most beautiful sites in France, and its attractions through its tourist circuit. To find out more about its history and monuments, guided tours are organized from April to September on Thursdays at 3 p.m. (April, May, June, September) and at 5 p.m. (July, August) by the Tourist Office.
To learn all about the flora (more than 700 floral varieties including 90 species of mimosas) which has earned Bormes the label “4 flowers” and the title of “most beautiful flowered village in France”, botanical visits every Tuesday at 10 am (January to May) and 9:30 a.m. (June to September).
There is also 20 km of coastline, including 12 km of fine sandy beaches, among the most beautiful on the Côte d’Azur.
With an average of 24.7 °C, August is the warmest month. January has the lowest average temperature of the year. It is 7.9 °C. On average there are 114.39 hours of sunshine per month.
Bormes les Mimosas is a 45 minute drive from Saint-Tropez and only a half an hour drive from Hyeres.