Grasse’s reputation has never faltered; it is still the world’s capital of perfume today!
The opportunity to visit an old town that is little known and yet offers heaps of interesting things to enjoy. Start from the Place des Aires, admiring the arched houses and the Louis XV fountain, stroll down beautiful busy streets which are fresh in the summer and full of typical workshops and little boutiques.
- Villa musée Fragonard (painter’s house)
- Musée Provencal du Costume et du Bijou (Provencal costumes & jewellery)
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Provence (Provence History & Art Museum)
- Musée Amiral de Grasse (about a Provencal sailor named François-Joseph Paul Comte de Grasse (1722-1788)).
- Musée International de la parfumerie (International perfume museum)
- Musée de la Marine (Navy Museum)
- Fragonard, Galimard and Molinard perfumeries and the perfume show.
- Cathedral (13th century).
- Several chapels (Saint-Thomas, Provencal baroque style, the 18th & 19th century Saint-Michel penitents, restored including show room) and rural chapels.