The most famous and emblematic event of Bormes les Mimosas made its return this Sunday 19 February 2023. It is of course the Corso fleuri of Bormes les Mimosas, the most famous and ancient corso of the French Riviera.
If the day of the parade was a real celebration, the MHAB-Musée d’Histoire et d’Art de Bormes les Mimosas, put this event at the heart of its programming during the week preceding the parade. It was an opportunity for its visitors to learn more about this institution and to participate in a different way.
A look back at this beautiful programme:
Indeed, from February 14th to 19th, a special programme in connection with the Corso fleuri took place at the MHAB-Musée d’Histoire et d’Art de Bormes les Mimosas.
Individual flowering workshop of a work of the museum
On 15 and 16 February, a two-session workshop was organised with the aim of creating individual flowers from a work of art in the museum. With the help of crepe paper, the works took on relief and depth.
Introductory workshop to cyanotype vegetable prints
On Saturday 18th, the power of chemistry will be put to good use in a workshop introducing plant printing with cyanotype, one of the first photographic printing processes.
Exclusive conference on the history of the Corso fleuri of Bormes les Mimosas
Also on Saturday 18th an exclusive conference was organised on the history of the Corso fleuri of Bormes les Mimosas and in general in Provence. The packed room was able to learn more about this Provencal and festive event still celebrated today from Bormes to Nice. The Corso is a tradition whose organisation is attested to as early as the 17th century. A conference animated by Philippe Milioto (referent heritage of the city) who revealed the origins of the first Corso of the French Riviera.
Participative flowering of a work
In addition, throughout the week, visitors were able to participate in the flowering of an emblematic work of the Bormes les Mimosas museum, La Toilette, by Théo Van Rysselberghe, La Toilette, de Théo Van Rysselberghe