The Mimosa saga: Emmanuelle de Marande Park.
Podcasts are available in French, on simple download.
Free admission, but you can also benefit from a guided tour offered by the Mandelieu Tourist Office. Information from the Travel Advisors.
Mandelieu-La Napoule cultivates its image as the Capital of Mimosa.
With its surrounding natural winter scenery made up of the hills of Tanneron and Grand-Duc which are covered with mimosa, the Mayor of Mandelieu-La Napoule – Sébastien Leroy – as part of the environmental policy of the Commune, wished to establish a Mimosa arboretum in Capitou, the historic district of mimosists. It is thus in this brand new garden baptized Emmanuelle de Marande Park that we can now find one of the most complete collection of mimosa (nearly 100 species) which will be enriched at the beginning of February, with an open-air exhibition, relating the history of mimosa and Mandelieu.
The purpose of the exhibition.
This exhibition tells the story of Mandelieu-La Napoule and the Mimosa. It is a story of Men and Women who modestly contributed to building a national image for this city, thus giving it an identity and a mark thanks to painstaking work and know-how that offer more than a century more later, a great opportunity to establish Mandelieu-La Napoule in the winter tourist landscape in France and beyond the borders.
This exhibition aims to pay tribute to the families of mimosists, those who knew how to export thanks to their work from the 1920s, this fragile and delicate little flower that covers our hills every winter and to make it not only an economy but also a tourist attraction.
Free entry and free.
Parc Emmanuelle de Marande – Avenue Général Garbay and Chemin du Bon Pin – 06210 – Mandelieu-La Napoule.