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Bormes les Mimosas

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Bormes les Mimosas is a small city in the French Riviera. The city is protected under French preservation laws to retain most of its medieval charm. Bormes is known for its omnipresent flowers, the castle ruin and the church residing on top of the mountain on which the city also resides. Nearby are many great (although some are densely populated during August) beaches, the Iles d’Or islands and the famous Port Cros national park. Port Cros is said to be one of the great places to dive in the Mediterranean.


Get in[edit]

There is a small airport nearby, however it is not serviced by commercial flights. Commercial flights go to the larger nearby cities such as Nice, Toulon and Marseilles. There are no trains going directly to the city, but you can catch a connecting bus from either Nice or Toulon.

Get around[edit]

  • Nice trekking routes around and up the mountain
  • Plethora of small but nice beaches, larger ones if you travel to nearby St. Tropez
  • Iles d’Or and Port Cros
  • Wine castles
  • Nearby natural caves
  • Various large and small attractions in the area

See[edit][add listing]

  • The city, its streets and cafés
  • The castle ruin
  • The church on the mountaintop

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Hiking, try and find the tunnels inside the mountain

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • At the local pancake house or one of the city's street restaurants

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • There are some very nice cafés in town where you can enjoy a terrasse breezer with a good view of the Mediterranean sea.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Sleep at the "Grand Hotel", or
  • at one of the privately rented apartments or houses in the town.
  • Lou Mistraou, [1]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 10:00. Lou Mistraou is a large villa on the outskirts of Bormes les Mimosas. It sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 bedrooms and offers a large private garden and an 11x5 metre pool. €1974.00 - €5527.00 p/week.  edit

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