Discover the history of perfumery at the Musée International de la Parfumerie (MIP). If you're a fan of perfumes and enchanting scents, this is the place for you!

Enter the secret world of perfumers!
The steps involved in the creation of a fragrance will no longer hold any secrets for you!
Various activities are offered to put you in the shoes of a perfumer as well as temporary exhibitions.
We recommend that you combine your visit with its gardens, by visiting the MIP Garden in Mouans-Sartoux.


Discover the museum and the secrets of perfumery

The MIP retraces the history of perfumes, soaps, eye shadow and cosmetics. It opened in 1989 and was renovated in 2006.
The museum was built to honor the perfume industry, the cultural heritage of Grasse and its region.

Along the way, you will understand all the steps necessary to create a perfume. From the harvesting and processing of the raw materials to the finished product.

Discover 5,000 years of history through objects from all continents:
decorative elements, masterpieces or simple everyday objects.

The objects to be seen are from several fields:

  • Botany
  • Industrial
  • Ethnographic
  • Sociological
International Perfumery Museum near the MIP garden

International Perfumery Museum (MIP)

All year round, it is possible to be accompanied by a guide, for a complete visit of 1h30.
Ask at the reception desk for the schedule of guided tours.

The permanent collection

The MIP has more than 50,000 objects from 5 continents.
4 categories of objects are to be discovered dating from different eras and civilizations.
You will discover bottles from several cultures with the perfume organ of Jean Carles.
In addition to the posters, you will find the travel kit of Queen Marie-Antoinette.

Some beautiful pieces are present in the museum such as :

  • Egyptian ointment pot, Middle Kingdom
  • Murano crystal bottle from Venice - 17th century
  • Perfume bottle in the shape of a powder pear from Germany - 18th century
  • Bottle figurine in the shape of a young woman picking a bunch of grapes - 18th century.
  • Golli Wogg glass bottle
  • Perfumes from the 19th century: Étoile de Napoléon de Paris, Leurs âmes and Jicky Guerlain
  • The 18th century bergamot box
Perfumery in Grasse

Museums of Grasse - C. Barbiero

Temporary exhibitions

The PIM completes its rich collection with temporary exhibitions.
They change and vary every year.
Find the current exhibitions by clicking here !

Complete your visit with workshops, activities, exhibitions...

Discover more about the secrets of perfumes thanks to the various activities proposed by the museum:
activities, visits of the workshops, conferences...

Cultural and recreational activities are proposed to spend an exceptional day such as

  • Perfume creation course
  • Guided tour and workshop of 2 hours around 4 themes.
  • Inspired writing workshop
  • Theme day.

Activities may vary from year to year.

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Workshop visits

For children and adults, several choices of visits-workshops are offered with different themes.
The workshops are divided into 2 categories: visit-workshops and discovery visits.

Cultural and experimental activities for all types of public by appointment on 04 97 05 58 14

Visit the PIM gardens

The visit of the MIP is completed with the visit of its gardens in Mouans-Sartoux. Smell, touch and let yourself be seduced by the natural essences of the gardens.

Do not miss the fields of aromatic plants used in perfumery. You will discover the conservatory of Grasse plants where you will find May roses, jasmines, tuberose...

Several activities are organized for children and adults: birthdays, animations, initiation workshops and many others in perfumery!
Create your own perfumes! In a friendly environment, explore your talents with fun experiments!

With the arrival of spring, have a picnic with family or friends in the middle of nature.
An ideal place to spend a good day!

Visit the PIM gardens to relax in the midst of unspoilt nature.

Irrigation canal - PIM Gardens

The irrigation canal of the garden

Organise your events at MIP

Celebrate your birthday

For children from 6 years old, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.
The museum organizes special activities in a playful atmosphere:

  • Visit of the museum followed by a snack
  • Deodorant making workshop
  • Potpourri workshop
  • Eau de toilette workshop
  • Balloons, organic drinks, table service provided by the museum.
  • 2 free entries for parents.
  • Package: 65€ for 8 children, 7€ per additional child (maximum 12 children).
  • Reservation: Monday to Friday.

Private events at MIP

It is possible to rent the spaces to organize your private events at the museum. These are accompanied by a catering service on the spot, wifi and qualified personnel. You have the possibility to organize: workshop, incentive, breakfast, banquet, cocktail, gala evening...

Additional services are available at extra cost:

  • Video Projector/Screen
  • Rectangular tables
  • Micro
  • Sound system of the room
  • Desk
Leisure activities in the vicinity


Full price
: 6€
Half price :
- on the other : if you present a ticket for one of the MIP/JMIP museums (valid for 7 days)
- students over 18 years old and groups of more than 10 people
- for adults with a TER ticket to Grasse or Mouans-Sartoux. ( dated the day of the visit or a ZOU card )

under 18, unemployed, disabled, ICOM, ARMIP and MAHP members valid for the day on presentation of ticket: 1st Sunday of each month (October - March)

Guided tour: 3€ in addition to the entrance fee.
MIP Annual Pass - FAMILY: 17 € for 2 adults and children under 18 years old.
Annual MIP Pass - INDIVIDUAL: 12 €.

- Full price ticket for the " Musée Bonnard " & "Musée International de la Parfumerie" (valid for 4 days for a visit to each museum): 10 €.

- Reduced rate for a combined "Musée Bonnard" & "Musée International de la Parfumerie" ticket (valid for 4 days for one visit to each museum): €7.5.

Opening hours


- July 01 to August 31: 10am to 7pm.
- September 01 to June 30: 10am to 6pm.

Annual closures:
- May 1st,
- 1st Monday in January, February, March, October, November and December
- December 25th and January 1st.

Guided tours - Duration: 1h30

- September to June (excluding school vacations): Every Saturday at 3pm.
- July 10 - August 26: 11am, 2pm and 4pm (except Sundays and public holidays)
- School vacations: 11am and 3pm (except Sundays)


Children's workshops:
During school vacations, every Friday morning from 10:30 to 12:00 and Thursday afternoon from 14:30 to 16:00.

Family workshops: Mondays during zone B school vacations, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

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In the heart of the city of Grasse:

- By car: pay parking at Cours Honoré Cresp or La Foux.
- By bus: Grasse Centre-Ville stop, Navette Centifolia or line 5.

Handicap Accessibility

  • Disability contact

    Contact the disability advisor Noémi Melissas
    04 97 05 58 05

  • Parking

    PRM spaces on the Cours Honoré Cresp

  • Outdoor access

    Ville de Grasse on a gradient but with access for disabled people

  • Building access

    Drop-off at the ticket office or gift store

  • Reception desk


  • Interior accessibility


  • Seating areas


  • Equipment supplied

    Wheelchair loans are available.
    A tactile device is provided for the visually impaired.

  • Special tours

    Cultural animators develop tailor-made initiatives for targeted groups. The dedicated visitor department offers customized tours and sessions for individuals with blindness or low vision, as well as for those with cognitive impairments.

  • Adapted sanitary facilities


  • Preferential rates

    Free admission for disabled persons and their companions