Street in Bormes-les-Mimosas
|• Mayor (2014–2020)||François Arizzi|
|97.32 km2 (37.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||83/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
It has a Mediterranean climate.
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. The Fort de Brégançon, located in the commune, is the official retreat for the President of the French Republic.
The historic village is situated on the hills. Medieval houses are overgrown with bougainvillea flowers. Significant buildings include the church and the town hall.
Other parts of town include the seaside district of La Faviere with its marina.
Notable people related to Bormes-les-Mimosas include:
- Alfred Courmes, born in Bormes-les-Mimosas on 21 May 1898, painter
- Hermann Sabran, lawyer and philanthropist from Lyon, General Councillor of Var, owner of the Fort de Brégançon, married in Bormes-les-Mimosas on 22 June 1869
- Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg (and the Grand Ducal Family), who owns a holiday villa in nearby Cabasson, purchased by his grandmother, the Grand Duchess Charlotte, in 1949.
- Hippolyte de Bouchard was born in Bormes-les-Mimosas on 15 January 1780. He was a sailor and corsair who fought for the independence of Argentina, Chile and Peru.
Points of interestEdit
- "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bormes-les-Mimosas.|
- City of Bormes-les-Mimosas official web site (in French)
- Pictures of the city, the annual flower parade, and of the surrounding landscapes
- More pictures of the city[permanent dead link]
- Aerial map of the city
- Information : Bormes les Mimosas and le Lavandou
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