The Mimosa Festival, February 2018

  • Mimosa Festival

Being an integral part of the winter festivals of the Côte d’Azur, the Mandelieu Mimosa Festival constitutes a major appointment every year during February ! Created in 1931 and taking place during 8 consecutive days, the Mimosa Festival is a great popular festivity gathering every year local people but also thousands of visitors.

Dates of the next Mimosa Festival
From 20th to 28th February 2018, the Mimosa Festival will celebrate "The American Dream".

The programme of the festival 


Friday, February 23rd : night show in La Napoule 

on the theme of the American Dream. It is a constellation of enchanting paintings with many dancers who will illuminate this first evening of the party. Acrobats and riders will appear in their light clothing as they cross the different eras from America's origins to Broadway, the Farwest and Hollywood. Producer Kalice Productions plans to share with us a great journey combining pyrotechnics, circus arts and dance; the wonder should be there. 

Reserve your seats at the Tourist Office or on our online shop.

This show will be followed by a release of luminous lanterns on Robinson beach at 8pm.

For reasons of safety and respect for the environment, only lanterns purchased from the Tourist Office will be allowed. There will be no sales on site.

Saturday, February 24th at 2pm : Election of the Mimosa's Queen at the Expo Congress Center

Discover the candidates throughout an elegant competition with several shows in the presence of Miss Régionales! The winner will be crowned Queen of the Mimosa and will have the privilege, with her dolphin, to participate in the election of Miss Côte d' Azur!

On Saturday evening, a nocturnal corso of mimosa-flowered floats cultivated on the surrounding hills parades through the streets of the Downtown to the sound of street bands and bands.


Sunday, February 25th at 2.30 pm : Great Mimosa Parade in La Napoule, Promenade du bord du Mer (Seafront promenade)

Facing the Mediterranean Sea and on the most beautiful avenue of Mandelieu, the Grand Corso Fleuri will launch like every year in an explosion of colors and scents! In reference to the "American Dream", 8 golden floats dressed in gold will parade and will be accompanied by 300 musicians, street artists, troops and machineries!

Get your ticket for a seat in stand at the Mandelieu's Tourist Office or on our online store.

IMPORTANT :

- Imperative arrival to the stands before 2pm

- Tickets can be retired at the Mandelieu's Tourist Office, 806 avenue de Cannes, until 12.30am the day of the Great Mimosa Parade.

 

Excursions and hikes


And every day, from February 21st till February 28th, from 1.30pm till 4pm - Sunday, February 25th from 9.30am till 12am : Guided hikes in the mimosa forest

In the company of a specialist, you will discover the mimosa in its natural environment through this 2 hours walk which will allow you to see, touch and scent the precious mimosa ! Departures in front of the Mandelieu's Tourist Office.

Imperative booking at the Mandelieu's Tourist Office and on our online store.

 


And on February 22nd, 24th, 26th and 27th from 1.30pm till 6.30pm : Guided bus excursions "From Mimosa to Perfume"

Accompanied by our guide, you will cross the largest mimosa forest in Europe for half a day, meet a mimosist on his farm in the village of Tanneron, and discover the subtle and delicate art of perfume creation during an initiation at the Fragonard perfumer in Grasse. Departure for excursions at 1:30 pm from the Port of Napoule and at 1:45 pm in front of the Expo Congress Centre in the city centre.

Imperative booking at the Mandelieu's Tourist Office and on our online store.

 

To please your loved ones, derivative products

Finally, during all the blooming period (usually from January to early March), pleased your family and friends with a service of bouquet of mimosa sending directly from the greenhouse via the shop on-line.
Finally, during the flowering period (usually from January to early March), you can please your friends and family by sending them a bouquet of mimosa bouquets directly from the Forcerie via the tourist office and its online shop!
And don't forget the little souvenir that will please around you, we have very nice souvenirs at low prices to propose you around the mimosa and flowers and perfumes in general:
 
Perfume creation workshops for adults and children. It is the must, you will enjoy a unique experience of perfumer with the perfumery organ of the Parfumerie Molinard.
Candied fruits and lollipops with handmade flowers,
Soaps from the "Jardins de Fragonard"collection,
Water or hand towels embroidered with mimosa...