Grasse, located in the Alpes-Maritimes department, is known throughout the world for its perfume industry. Three major perfume factories can be visited: Fragonard, Molinard and Galimard. Ideally located between sea and mountains, Grasse is a city of art and history. Discover, alone or with a guide, its wonderful heritage and breathtaking landscapes. Grasse is adorned with gardens and fields of jasmine, roses, lavender and mimosa flowers that embellish and characterize the city. These gardens include the Fort France gardens, the Villa Noailles gardens and the Princess Pauline gardens located on the heights of the city.
In spring, the narrow streets of the city become real gardens for the ExpoRose event. The fountains and squares are decorated with numerous roses. Every year in August, the city organizes the Jasmine Festival. Today, the event has grown significantly. Shows, the Battle of the Flowers, music groups and street artists enliven the city center.
The city center is home to architectural gems such as the cathedral, the 13th century episcopal palace, 17th and 18th century mansions, picturesque alleys and fountains. In Grasse, you will be amazed by the charm of the Provençal towns and villages. Go to the market of Place des Aires to taste local products such as olives, honey, cheese and more.
The natural territory of Grasse makes it a destination of choice. The city is located at the gateway to the Préalpes d’Azur Regional Natural Park, which offers a wide range of outdoor activities. In Grasse you can enjoy the privileged setting of the mountains for hiking and the beaches of the coast for lazing around.