The Avid Cruiser Takes On: Beautiful Bormes-les-Mimosas

The best thing to do in Bormes-les-Mimosas is walk.

I could spend hours exploring the town’s narrow streets, and in fact, I did. It’s one of the most beautiful towns in all of France. I enjoyed walking along the labyrinth of small streets and alleys, dotted with cafes and charming boutiques.

It’s so easy to lose yourself in this picturesque fairy tale town. That’s the fun of being here. You never know what you’re going to see around the next bend.

Of course, there are a lot of beautiful towns in France but this one stands out. Butterflies and hummingbirds love this flowery mountain paradise, and I’m sure that you will too. Only a few minutes from the nearby port town of Le Levandou, this hilltop village is a place that you won’t want to miss.

All that is missing is a bottle of rosé wine. You’ll find lots of private spots in Bormes-les-Mimosas. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle 

There are many points of view to admire the hilltop town Bormes-les-Mimosas. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

Bormes-les-Mimosas is known for its flowers and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

A pleasing contrast of colors on the backstreets of Bormes-les-Mimosas. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

Enjoying an afternoon in one of the many squares. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle

The yellow mimosa flower had not yet bloomed when we were in Bormes-les-Mimosas. © 2012 Ralph Grizzle