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The Mimosa Road
The Mimosa RoadBy car, 160 km, 3 days
Until early April, millions of downy flowers perfume the hills and valleys of the Côte d'Azur... If you’re heading for Bormes-les-Mimosas in Grasse, follow our route and discover the secret charms of the Riviera, never more attractive than during winter!Customise this route and add it to My travel book
83230 Bormes-les-Mimosas (France)
The deep ravines and broken skyline of this low-lying mountain range extend down to the waterline, with tiny bays, narrow headlands and sandy beaches. Its fire-red colours form a stunning contrast with the indigo blue of the Mediterranean. One way to explore the area is to take the corniche road that runs between Cannes and St-Raphaël. Mandelieu-la-Napoule, with its mimosas, the Pointe de l'Esquillon and Pointe de l'Observatoire, and the resorts of Anthéor and Agay, Boulouris make attractive stops along the way.
06600 Antibes (France)
The manufacture of bottles and phials (do not miss the Schiaparelli bottles), Marie-Antoinette's travelling case, the plants used in perfumery, presented in a greenhouse, the laboratories where the «noses» of Grasse work for the well-known names of the perfume industry, everything about perfume and its use over the ages. An interactive screen shows «commercials» and other advertising for perfumes and there is a terrace at the top where visitors can have a cool drink.
In memory of three generations of Fragonards; Jean-Honoré, the father, his sister-in-law, Marguertite Gérard, his son Alexandre-Évarisre, and grandson, Théophile. The veritable painter of the family was undoubtedly Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806); you can see a copy of his delicate The Progess of Love, the original, rejected by the Duchess du Barry, is in New York.
Provence herbs and all kinds of lettuce are on sale at the lively market in this square.