I am back from our three week cruise through the Mediterranean, but I am still playing catch-up on the days and dates. My Thursday Doors from Bormes les Mimosas, France is being posted on Friday, so I’m not toooooo far off. Thank you, Norm, for extending the posting days for gals like me!
The first port of call for us was Toulon, France and we chose to take an excursion to Bormes. Traveling through the Massif des Maures, we sighted the small village clinging to the side of a steep mountain slope. The medieval amphitheater-shaped village spreads out in tiers and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Of course, there was a castle ruin at the very top and the street to get there was aptly named Parcours Fleuri, which was an oleander and mimosa flower-lined walk, that led us to the castle, which is partially restored as a residence.
Just a peek at the church and castle at the top before I feature the doors!
A glance down while climbing up!
The typical provencal streets are so steep, one even has the impressive name of “rompi-cuou,” or neck breaker. We will be winding around and through mimosa, oleander, chamomile and eucalyptus lined streets that are famous for numerous artists, who have established shops here and feature painters, potters, sculptors and silk painters, that have come here to work and have been inspired by the light and beauty of the area. These are their doors………
Isn’t Bormes just beautiful? I loved all the pastel colors and the cobblestone streets. I could see myself living here……… How many times will I say that before our cruise is over? Well, just a peek today at the doors, but tomorrow I will tell you more about this charming village! See you there!
Have a great door week! Look here to see what others are doing for Norm’s Doors!
PS All photos were taken on our IPhones this year……..we are traveling lighter!