The Mimosa Festival, one thousand winter suns

  • The Mandelieu-La Napoule Mimosa Festival parade, Côte d'Azur
  • Mandelieu-La Napoule Mimosa Festival float, Côte d'Azur
  • Mandelieu-La Napoule Mimosa Festival, Côte d'Azur
  • Mimosa, ray of sunshine
  • Mandelieu-La Napoule Mimosa Festival parade

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.

 

After an inaugural evening at the Chapel “Notre-Dame des Mimosas” but also by the traditional beauty election of the Queen of the Mimosa in the Mandelieu Congress Exhibition Center, the party spreads in all the districts of the town, from the city-center to La Napoule where are taking place the famous floral floats processions. Indeed, Saturday evening, a night parade of flowery mimosas tanks cultivated on the neighbouring hills parades in the streets of city-center at the sound of brass bands and street orchestras. But especially, the main attraction is assured on Sunday afternoon with the floral floats procession in the district of La Napoule when, two hours long, the flowers battle amazes children and adults and where everybody is going back home loaded with mimosas !

 

But also, the Mimosa Festival, it is magnificent shows presented on Friday evening by troops of artists on the Siagne river, and an exceptional pyrotechnic fire closing the evening in a masterful way ! Also, beyond the festivities, the Mimosa Festival allows visitors to deepen their knowledge on the famous shrub with activities and products proposed by the Mandelieu Tourist Office. Indeed, bus excursions “From Mimosa to Perfume” allow to meet a real mimosiste within its exploitation and to cross the biggest Europe mimosa forest before discovering an initiation into the perfume creation in Grasse. Also, for the nature lovers, guided hikes “In the Country of the Mimosa” suggest hiking with a professional on the most beautiful paths of the Tanneron Mass and discovering the wild mimosas in flower but also understanding how it has arrived on the Côte d’Azur.

 

Finally, during all the blooming period (usually from end December to beginning of March), pleased your family and friends with a service of bouquet of mimosa sending directly from the greenhouse via the website www.boutique-mandelieu.fr