Pégomas was built in the 16th century, between the sea and the mountains, by Italian families who came armed with their expertise in growing aromatic and perfume plants.
Today, Pégomas is a village to be savored through the seasons.
From January to March, the flowering mimosa trees will lift your heart and entrance your gaze. Travel along the “Route d’Or” or through the Tanneron hills to see landscapes literally covered with these emblematic, brilliant yellow blooms, contrasting with the blue-green of magnificent neighboring eucalyptus groves.
In May, along the Chemin de l’Hôpital, Centifolia roses will stimulate your senses; then, from August to November, the local “white gold” blooms – jasmine.
A number of rivers also meander through Pégomas, including the Siagne and the Mourachonne. From their banks, take time to watch the ducks, moorhens, and fish while you enjoy a gourmet meal or a simple family picnic. A relaxing getaway to the country.
- La Route du Mimosa: Along the mimosa scenic itinerary, La Route du Mimosa, at kilometer 115, is Pégomas, the next-to-last stop, where mimosa is honored every winter. Each year, the “Bal du Mimosa” officially kicks off the season, offering visitors a dinner followed by a ball. This period is exceptional for hiking, providing a remarkable experience for the eyes and nose. The taste buds, too, can enjoy this plant: Make sure to try the “mimosette” pastry specialty created in Pégomas and available only during the mimosa season.
- Saint Pierre church: Although Pégomas’ church was built during the first Romanesque period, as evidenced by the fragment of transept, the only remaining vestige of the time, the current structure dates from the 18th century. The church houses a painting from the Napoleonic era depicting Saint Peter healing a paralytic. There are also two 18th century statues in gilded polychrome wood: Saint Peter on one side and the Virgin Mary on the other.
- Le Chemin de l’Ecluse: This walk from Pégomas continues all the way to Auribeau-sur-Siagne, running along the banks of the Siagne. The trail can be found by taking the road leading to the Restaurant de l’Ecluse at the roundabout by the Pégomas stadium. The riverbanks are a verdant paradise of trees and flowers, an ideal spot for fishermen and families, with a playground, picnic grounds, and a relaxation area.
THINGS TO DO & SIGHTS TO SEE:
• Saint Pierre church
• La Route du Mimosa (mimosa sightseeing)
• Visits to mimosa growers/hothouses
• Hiking and walking
• Mountain biking
• Le Chemin de l’Ecluse riverside walk
• Fishing in the Siagne River
KEY ANNUAL EVENTS:
In January: Mimosa festival (Fête du Mimosa)
In June: National music festival (Fête de la Musique)
KEY ANNUAL EVENTS:
Thursday (Place du Logis): Food - Cloths - Provençal