The story of Pégomas is the story of mimosa! The Siagne River crosses the town: On its right bank are the foothills of the Tanneron, which are carpeted in gold come midwinter, when the mimosa trees come into bloom; on the left bank, a plain crossed by La Mourachonne River, where the hills of the Pays de Grasse begin. It was here on this plain that Pégomas was built in the 16th century by Italian families, who planted olive trees, vineyards, and fruit trees, bringing, too, their vast expertise in growing aromatic plants, such as mimosa.