Mimosa, the golden emblem of the Côte d’Azur, grows naturally throughout the south-east of the Var coast, providing a magnificent spectacle of landscapes lit up in the colour of the sun – all of which you can discover from the Terrasses du Bailli along the mythical Mimosa Route.
The first plants were imported by the English in the 19th century to beautify their resorts. The mimosa acclimatised quickly thanks to the mild coastal climate. It’s now immediately recognisable across the entire length of the Mimosa Route thanks to its sparkling yellow colour and bewitching fragrance. Mimosa can be found in the picturesque village of Rayol Canadel, which occupies a beautiful natural site at the foot of the Corniche des Maures with direct access to the Mediterranean and a unique view of the Iles d’Or.
Mimosa is also a plant that boasts many virtues: it rejuvenates and acts as an anti-oxidant, playing a preventive, anti-aging role and bringing benefits to your skin.
The gardens at Domaine du Rayol, located near the Terrasses du Bailli, will offer you a warm welcome, inviting you on a voyage of discovery with organised tours of a natural, protected area of 20 hectares.
Thanks to the Mimosa Route, you’ll encounter a unique plant that has become a symbol of winter in the region in under a century.
Lovers of nature and plants will enjoy taking wonderful family walks along the Mimosa Route with its unparalleled Provencal charm.
The Terrasses du Bailli has several different options tailored to your needs and desires to help you gain access to the route. Don’t hesitate to explore them!