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Mimosas on the Côte d'Azur

Mimosas on the Côte d'Azur

When the winter months arrive in the picturesque region of the Côte d'Azur in Southern France, a magical phenomenon takes place. The vibrant yellow blooms of the mimosa tree start to appear, the yellow glow of these trees set in contrast to the azure Mediterranean sea.

The mimosa tree, also known as Acacia dealbata, is native to Australia but has found a second home along the Mediterranean coast. Its delicate, fluffy flowers and sweet fragrance make it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

During the winter months, when much of Europe is shrouded in cold and gloom, the Côte d'Azur comes alive with the vibrant colors of the mimosa tree. The bright yellow blooms symbolize hope, renewal, and the promise of spring.

If you find yourself in the Côte d'Azur during the winter months, be sure to take a drive along the scenic coastal roads lined with mimosa trees. Visit the town of Mandelieu-La Napoule, known as the "Capital of Mimosa," to experience the full splendor of the mimosa season.

Don't miss the chance to attend the Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu, where you can witness colorful parades, admire stunning floral floats, and immerse yourself in the beauty of this enchanting flower.

Photography and writing by Emilie Johnson. She lives in Provence and can be found on instagram at @emilie_joly_johnson