L'Étang Fontmerle, The Lotus PondTuesday, July 5 Etang de Fontmerle, Mougins
There are so many cool places to see in Southern France. L'Étang Fontmerle in Mougins is the largest Lotus colony in Europe and it's really a sight for sore eyes. Plants bloom from July to early September. I've never seen a Lotus flower before so I was quite surprised how big they are. The flowers get up to 25cm in diameter with leaves up to 1 meter across! The pond is also a home for over 70 bird species. If you're in the area during the season, it's a must see!