One of the most beautiful regions between the French Provence and the amazing Riviera is the village of Bormes -les- Mimosas, located in the district of Toulon. The flower called mimosa has named the area since 1968 because of its wonderous beauty.

Those who have already had the privilege of spending their holidays on the French Riviera know that it is a unique place surrounded by incredible stone coves, charming towns, nice french cities, stunning beaches and of course: luxury. It really is worth a visit. Divided into 4 areas and with around 9732 hectares, Bormes-les-Mimosas offers a large sailing area and 22 km of beaches. Sailing in the “Côte d’ Azur” is a real privilege that you will get to enjoy to the full if you rent a boat in Bormes-les-Mimosas during your vacation. Do not miss its natural landscapes and its stone houses surrounded by purple and yellow mimosa flowers.

Bormes les Mimosas, Flickr.

The town of Bormes les Mimosas, Flickr.

What to do and visit in Bormes -les- Mimosas?

The entire region of Var is a very rich area in terms of culture, fine arts and environment. We can find churches from the 18 century, amazing art galleries, cute squares and charming stone walls where relaxation meets French culture. If you are interested in the medieval times, art galleries or nature, Bormes -les- Mimosas is the place to be.

Do not miss the chapel of Saint François de Paule, next to the old cemetery and the church of Saint Trophyme, built in the eighteenth century and inspired by old Roman architecture. The ruins of the castle of the Lords of Fos , is a good plan for a morning or an afternoon , if you feel up to it after mooring up your boat at the port. We also recommend the chapel of Notre Dame de Constance because of the views from the hill. You can reach the chapel from the ruins in a 40 minute walk. This whole area of the French Riviera, offers numerous places for romantic walks, leisurely afternoons with the children and family as well as beautiful views.

If you like squares with fountains, nice shops, art galleries and workshops, do not miss the following: Square of L’Isclou d’Amour, Lou Poulid Cantoun square, square Figuier and for romantics, the des Amoureux square. The old town of Bormes -les -Mimosas will fascinate you with its small terracotta coloured houses, provincial windows, stone paths and spectacular sea views. Turquoise waters merge with rocky coves and the natural beauty of the area. Do not miss Square Mûrier Chapon and the fountain of the eighteenth century. A mix of artistic and traditional French atmosphere is perfect for combining with a relaxed or fun day at the beach. Yacht charter in Bormes-les-Mimosas may be the best plan ever to enjoy a great sailing holiday.

If you love nature, hiking, walking or simply enjoying outdoor activities and a tasty lunch on a terrace, Bormes -les- Mimosas, is your destination again. Known as the flower village of France, this municipality on the coast offers an amazing exotic garden, a park called “Parc du Cigalou” and a botanic garden, called “Parc Gonzalez”. Discover the flower of mimosa, the eucalyptus and the real fragrance of France.

The beaches and the main port

The main port is well equipped and is a heavily frequented sailing area but still very private and calm. The port of Bormes-les-Mimosas offers 950 mooring places within its 2300 meters of sailing facilities. Open during the entire year, the Port of Bormes -les- Mimosas was built in 1969 and is managed privately, having received in 2010 a trophy from navigation professionals for being a modern, well equipped and environmently friendly port. It also offers 8 restaurants, bars and ice cream shops. Other facilities you will find are: parking, laundry service, public bathrooms and showers, free Wi-Fi, webcam, rent a bike service and boat repair workshops.

Most of the beaches in the area of Bormes-les-Mimosas are a little more crowded during the high season but still quiet, natural and very discreet. The area offers 22 km of sand or stone beaches and turquoise waters and natural vegetation with a pines landscape and small bays where mooring up is definitely a great idea. Some of the beaches also offer chair and umbrella rental for tourists and at the main port, you can find clubs and stores if you want to try out scuba diving, snorkeling and other water sports and outdoor activities. The official bathing season in Bormes -les- Mimosas, goes from 07.04-30.09 but the average annual temperature in the area is 14º, so good weather and sun is a guarantee most of the year.

Beach at Bormes les Mimosas area, Flickr by philippe.schoen

Beach at Bormes les Mimosas area, Flickr by Philippe Schoen

We recommend the following beaches from east to west:

  • Gouron Beach: 65m long, fine sand and very quiet.
  • Faviere Beach: 680m long, sandy, easily accessible and very familiar. It is usually a busy beach but large and perfect for sport activities. It has lifeguards during the season and public restrooms.
  • Cabasson Beach: 375m long, fine sand and quite unspoilt area.
  • Beach Fort Bregancon: 225m long, stones and sand beach, amazing views to the fort and the entire bay.
  • Estagnol Beach: 475m long, fine sand and located on a natural park, perfect for going with kids or enjoying a natural beach.
  • Pellegrin Beach: 870m long and fine sand and stone. It is the largest beach in the whole area but offers wild dunes and very quiet.

Don’t think more about it and chose boat rental in Bormes-les-Mimosas. Have a look on the boat models and decide your vacation. You will not regret sailing on the Cote d’Azur