The seaside town of Mandelieu la Napoule is located in a beautiful setting between the Esterel and Tanneron mountains. Its castle has a rich and tumultuous past. The site was indeed ideally placed to control the waterways. Mandelieu la Napoule has seen Phoenicians, Romans, Ligurian, etc. While tourism has become the engine since a few decades in this town of the Alpes Maritimes, it has also a long lived culture of mimosa. The town has retained its taste for flowers that perfume the streets every beginning of springtime.