Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu
The French Riviera shines with a thousand lights during the winter festivities, and the Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu is a must-attend event, alongside the famous Nice Carnival and the Menton Lemon Festival. For four days, Mandelieu-la-Napoule comes alive with concerts, parades, flower corsos and plenty of entertainment!
Located just 15 minutes from Mandelieu, the Hôtel des Orangers in Cannes is the ideal base from which to enjoy this colorful celebration. Immerse yourself in the floral tradition of the mimosa capital and discover the full program of festivities.
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Why do we celebrate the mimosa in Mandelieu?
Mandelieu's Mimosa Festival is rooted in local tradition and culture, showcasing the region's exceptional floral wealth. The town's privileged geographical position, on the Mediterranean coast and at the foot of the Estérel massif, creates a Mediterranean microclimate that is ideal for mimosa flowering every winter.
But where does this little yellow ball that adorns Mandelieu every winter come from?
In the 19th century, English botany enthusiasts were regulars on the French Riviera, setting up their winter resort here. Enchanted by the region's beauty, they imported the mimosa to embellish their sumptuous homes. Since then, the yellow flower has remained an emblem of the town of Mandelieu, and its inhabitants celebrate it every year!
The Mimosa Festival 2024 : Program of festivities
From February 14 to 18, 2024, Mandelieu will be beating to the rhythm of the theme "Sport en folie", in honor of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The festive atmosphere will be concentrated mainly on the Place de France, in the heart of the town, as well as in emblematic mimosa districts such as Capitou and the seafront at La Napoule.
Magnificent festivities await you: gourmet banquets, colorful concerts and parades, light parades, flower corsos and a host of other events, all in honor of the beauty of the mimosa.
A detour to the Mandelieu tourist office is also in order, to unearth fragrant mimosa-based treasures: perfumes and soaps, aromatic syrups and many other surprises. And for an unforgettable ice cream experience, discover mimosa ice cream, a tasty creation from Chez Louise ice cream parlour in Mandelieu harbour. A delight for young and old alike!
- Wednesday February 14:
Daytime: Flowering of the Chapelle Notre Dame des Mimosas
Afternoon: Children's Carnival on the Place de France
- Thursday, February 15:
Evening: Inaugural concert at Notre Dame du Liban church
- Friday February 16:
Evening: Grand Banquet and fireworks in the Napoule district
- Saturday, February 17:
Afternoon: Entertainment and foodtrucks on the Place de France
Evening: Grande Parade Nocturne
- Sunday, February 18:
Afternoon: Grand Corso Fleuri
Mimosa Festival 2024 poster
Stay in Cannes during the mimosa festival
The Hotel des Orangers in Cannes, close to Mandelieu, is an ideal place to stay during the mimosa festival. Our hotel offers pretty, comfortable rooms and is a convenient base for discovering this emblematic event in the region.
Located in the Suquet district, the hotel welcomes you in a refined and comfortable setting, offering a peaceful escape after a day at the mimosa festival.
After enjoying the festivities, take advantage of the hotel's central location to discover the many attractions Cannes has to offer in winter.
The Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu is a cheerful and radiant celebration not to be missed during your stay on the Côte d'Azur. Offering an explosion of color, fragrance and activities for all tastes, this event is perfect for a family outing!