With its red-roofed buildings and flower-laden streets, the ancient village of Bormes-les-Mimosas can be firmly regarded as one of the most attractive holiday destinations in the Hyeres region of France, and is even the official retreat for the President of France. Self-catering accommodation in Bormes-les-Mimosas is numerous, but the popularity of the location means that you should still book well in advance if you plan to stay here.
Bormes-les-Mimosas is an attractive medieval village that is generally regarded as one of the finest holiday destinations in the Var department. Almost every street around the village is lined with flowers, and Bormes-les-Mimosas has won many awards for its horticultural displays. Around the streets you will find a good selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and supermarkets – perfect for the self-caterer.
From various points around the village the views out to sea are spectacular, and the luckiest will be able to enjoy these panoramic vistas from the balcony or terrace of their Bormes-les-Mimosas holiday rental accommodation. Relaxation is often a large part of the reason that many people visit the village, and what better way to do it than out in the sunshine with a glass of fine French wine in your hand.
Bormes-les-Mimosas is also popular with those who love the great outdoors, with hiking, walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding and fishing just some of the many activities that can be arranged in the local area. The fine beaches of the Mediterranean coast are also just a short distance away.
Visitors to Bormes-les-Mimosas are presented with a huge number of other towns and villages within easy reach of their accommodation. There are many attractive seaside towns along the Mediterranean coast, with Le Pradet (28 km) being one of the finest. The town boasts a picturesque port, some great restaurants and a famous mining museum. Just 9 km away, the town of La-Londe-les-Maures is also worth a visit, mainly due to its excellent Tropical Bird Garden.
The weather in Bormes-les-Mimosas is at its finest between June and September, when the daily average temperature is 27°C and over 30°C is a common occurrence. Outside of peak season temperatures remain mild, and a pleasant holiday in Bormes-les-Mimosas can be enjoyed at discounted prices during March and April.
Toulon-Hyeres Airport (TLN) is just 20km from Bormes-les-Mimosas, but only receives seasonal flights from budget airline Ryanair, from Bristol and London Stansted. Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) is an alternative destination, and is 125 km from Bormes-les-Mimosas. British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair all fly to this destination.