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The Town of Grasse France




Places to visit in Grasse


The old town is full of brightly painted houses

painted houses in Grasse

The Town of Grasse is a charming French city located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France. It is known as the world’s perfume capital and is home to some of the world’s most renowned perfumeries. It is also home to some of the world’s most renowned perfumers, as well as numerous museums and historic attractions.

The history of Grasse dates back to the 5th century BC, when the Greeks and Phocaeans founded a settlement on the slopes of the mountain. Grasse quickly grew and in the 12th century, the town was the home to the Knights Templar. In the 15th century, Grasse became an important center for the production of leather, perfume, and fabrics. From the 17th to the 19th century, Grasse flourished as an international center of perfume production, and many of the world’s most famous perfumes were created here.

Today, Grasse is a charming and picturesque city, with cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and beautiful gardens and parks. There are many things to see and do in Grasse, from visiting the many museums and gardens to exploring the historic city center.

The Musée International de la Parfumerie is one of the most popular attractions in Grasse. The museum features an impressive collection of perfumes, bottles, and artifacts related to the history of perfume-making. Other popular attractions include the 16th century Château de Crémat, the Jardin Botanique de la Bastide, and the Musée Fragonard.

For those looking to explore the surrounding area, there are plenty of nearby attractions. The nearby coastal towns of Cannes and Menton are only a short drive away and offer stunning beaches, beautiful landscapes, and plenty of activities. The nearby mountain villages of Gourdon and Saint-Paul-de-Vence are also nearby, and offer beautiful mountain views and plenty of hiking trails.

Grasse France

Grasse medieval town

The old town is a made up of little streets between the old houses some from the 17th century.

You pass through archways and up old steps to the top of the town. To the main square with its fountains and shops.

The tourist office have details of a walking tour of Grasse there are several hiking trails as well.There is a good choice of restaurants

Grasse rooftops



Perfume in France

perfume in Grasse

The perfume industry started in Grasse in the 16th century you can visit several perfumeries below are just a few

Parfumerie Fragonard, at 20 blvd. Fragonard 06130 Grasse close to the town centre

Factory tour

Parfumerie Molinard, at 60 bd. Victor-Hugo about half a mile from the centre

Factory tour

Le Studio des Fragrances, at Route de Pegomas 06131 about 2 miles from the town centre

Specialty shop where you can "create your own perfume" at the Galimard Perfume

Grasse Perfume



Special Soap

Grasse also produces high quality soap

Grasse soap


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