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You probably thought the sun only shone in the sky in Provence? Well you’d be wrong! It also shines in the hills of the Var, where it warms our hearts with its radiant yellow colour and regales our noses with its heady, bewitching scent. Tanneron boasts the most beautiful show of mimosa in the Var (and France!) and regularly honours its iconic flower with flower parades and mimosa fairs.
Unfortunately, if you’re visiting the campsite in summer you won’t get a chance to see the mimosa in bloom as the varieties that grow in the forests between Bormes-les-Mimosas and Grasse flower from December to March. But there is a “4 seasons” variety you can admire at a specialist nursery in Tanneron.
Comprising 22 hamlets, this hilltop village offers gorgeous panoramic views over the Alpes-Maritimes area and seaside resorts of Cannes, Antibes, Juan les Pins, etc., all lined with vast mimosa, pine, chestnut and eucalyptus forests.
Walking fans enjoy a host of trails starting out from the village, including the Tanneron Hills and Mimosa Route winding its way from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Grasse. A feast for the eyes and nose, topped with a wonderfully invigorating walk in the hills of the Var, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur!
Latitude : 43.58988
Longitude : 6.86922