General rehearsal before the show
To kick off our stay in deepest mimosa country, in the beautiful Var area, let’s say hello to the local growers! A national gold standard, Julien Cavatore runs a family firm, where an impressive 7,000 mimosa trees and 200 varieties wait impatiently to light up their new homes. In addition to producing and selling, Julien offers valuable advice and, naturally, invites visitors to explore the Mimosa Route : 130 breathtaking kilometres between Grasse and the medieval (and aptly-named) town of Bormes-les-Mimosas! The route crosses Tanneron and its « forceries », where mimosa is encouraged to bloom in heated greenhouses. Augier, Bosi, Leze… the area is home to a plethora of reputed mimosa specialists. Last on the list but definitely not least: stop off at La Muscadine in Saint-Maxime to savour some delicious mimosa-flavour chocolate delicacies.