Défilé de chars fleuris

February and March .

From traditional celebrations to international festivals, there is something going on throughout the year. The mimosas and the floral parade are not to be missed in February and March! The parade in Bormes is amongst the most popular events, and is one of the oldest parades on the French Riviera. Take advantage of the opportunity to follow the Mimosa Route.
Corso fleuri

The 'corsos fleuris' .

Originating from the Carnival, the ‘corso fleuri’ is an integral part of Var tradition.

On the Saturday, the chariots are decorated with thousands of flowers, and on Sunday, they are paraded through the streets of the village. Fanfares, folk groups or people in costume accompany the parade. In Bormes, Sainte-Maxime and Saint-Raphaël, the mimosa blossoms are scattered over the parade, elsewhere, multi-coloured carnations or other cut flowers are used to decorate the chariots. The festival always closes with a battle of flowers! 

The main ‘corsos’ are in Bormes-les-mimosas, Carqueiranne, Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Cogolin, Draguignan, Le Lavandou, Ollioules, Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Saint-Raphaël and Sainte-Maxime, of which the most well-known is Bormes-les-mimosas. It takes place on the last weekend in February. At 80 years old, it is one of the oldest ‘corso fleuris’.

Visit the Bormes ‘corso’ site

Marathon du Golfe de Saint-Tropez

The Gulf of Saint-Tropez Marathon .

Explore the legendary Gulf of Saint-Tropez in a friendly, festive and sporty atmosphere. From Sainte-Maxime to Cavalaire-sur-Mer, and passing through Grimaud, Cogolin, Gassin, Saint-Tropez, Ramatuelle and La Croix-Valmer, explore this unique pathway that travels along the seaside, through vineyards, hills and garrigues, all whilst enjoying the region’s gastronomic specialities. Go wine tasting or try some tarte tropézienne!

In order to bring together sports and festivals, we are inviting you to put on your best – or craziest – costume, with a chance to win a trophy for being best dressed.

Visit the Marathon website