Grasse is known as the perfume capital of the world. Visit the perfume factories and learn more about how they are made.
Grasse is also famous for its gardens, such as the Jardin des Plantes. A botanical garden with a collection of Mediterranean and subtropical plants.

Grasse is the world capital of perfume.

Renowned for its flowery scents, the city attracts many tourists every year. Visit the perfumers Molinard, Galimard or Fragonard. Discover their factories or make your own perfume.
With the Musée International de la Parfumerie, the history of perfume will no longer be a secret to you.
Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town to discover Grasse's cultural and Provencal heritage.

Old Grasse


The Galimard perfumery

The Galimard perfumery created by Jean de Galimard in 1747 is now open to the public. Discover all the secrets of Galimard's perfumes from their conception to their realization.

The program includes a free guided tour of the factory to learn more about the company's know-how.

The Galimard perfumery offers a perfume creation workshop, lasting 2 hours. Create and leave with your own personalized eau de parfum. Your formula is recorded, and you can order it whenever you want.

Reservations & Info

Discover the history of Galimard, the useful links as well as the opening hours and prices.
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Galimard Perfumery in Grasse

Parfumerie Galimard Credit photo Galimard

The Fragonard perfumery

The Fragonard perfumery was founded in 1926, it is a family house with ancestral know-how.

Visit the factories for free, accompanied by a guide.
Find out more about the manufacturing techniques and the history of the company.

The Fragonard perfumery also offers you to book a one-hour "perfumer's apprentice" workshop. Leave with your own personalized 100ML perfume bottle.

For children, a mini workshop of 20 minutes, without creation of perfume. They discover in an educational way the olfaction and the perfume plants of Grasse.

Reservation & info

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iStock - Fragonard perfumery

iStock - Fragonard perfumery

The Fragonard villa museum

A few steps from the factory, do not hesitate to visit the Villa Fragonard Museum.

The museum is located in a country house from the end of the 17th century, it houses a garden and the frescoes and paintings of the famous Grasse painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

23 Boulevard Fragonard, 06130 Grasse

04 97 05 58 00

Opening hours
From 02 May to 30 June 2023 > every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5:45pm.
From July 01 to August 31, 2023 > every day from 1pm to 6:45pm.

The Molinard perfumery

Discover the Molinard family house, in business since 1849.

A free guided tour offers you the opportunity to learn more about the stages of perfume production.

The Molinard perfumery offers perfume creation workshops:

- Perfume creation workshop for children
The workshop is called the little perfumer.
It lasts 20 minutes and is for children from 4 to 8 years old.
The children compose their personalized bottle of 30ml with the 18 essences at disposal.
It is an original activity idea for birthdays.

- Perfume creation workshop.
Participate in the Classic workshop, which lasts 1 hour.
This workshop is open to anyone over 10 years old.
Smell, imagine and create your own eau de parfum with an expert perfumer.
Leave with your own 50ml bottle, made with the 90 essences at your disposal.

- Workshop "The Fragrance Bar"
Participate in a 20 minute workshop, from 8 years old.
An immersive and playful experience, create your own eau de parfum in 20 minutes. Choose your base and preset notes and build your olfactory pyramid according to your tastes.
Leave with your own 30ml bottle

Reservation & info

Discover the history of the house Molinard, useful links and practical information.
To book your activity and learn more about the Molinard Perfumery, click here.
Visit to the Molinard Museum in Grasse

Convoluted curves for perfume creation


The museums

The city of Grasse has an important cultural heritage. Many museums are to be visited:

Provencal Museum of Costume and Jewelry

The museum has a unique collection of clothing and jewelry from the eighteenth to the late nineteenth century: skirts, caracos, corsets, droulets, chatelaines, earrings ...

The diversity and the quality of the exhibited pieces make it an essential and traditional place of Provence of the past times.

Centre ville de Grasse, 2 rue Jean Ossola, 06130 Grasse

Free visit and admission. No reservation necessary.

Opening hours
Open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:30
Closed on Sunday


Museum of Art and History of Provence

The museum gathers, within the hotel of Clapiers-Cabris, important collections.

Discover the history of Eastern Provence since prehistoric times, and the fine and decorative arts from the 17th to the 20th century.

This regional and traditional museum offers a selection of paintings, sculptures, furniture, ceramics, glassware, textiles, and weapons...

2 Rue Mirabeau, 06130 Grasse

Opening hours
Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm

Full rate: 2 € (ticket giving access to the Villa Jean-Honoré Fragonard).
Free for children under 18, job seekers, students, disabled persons.

04 93 36 80 20


International Perfumery Museum

On 4 floors, enter the world of perfumes, an olfactory and playful experience.

Discover the secrets of perfume production, from the cultivation of plants to the marketing techniques of the bottle. At each step of your visit, you will learn more about the history of Grasse and its flowers.

The visit is enlivened by educational installations perfect for the little ones. Thanks to the interactive and playful videos, and the olfactory quizzes, your children will stimulate their imagination and their sense of smell.

In the basement, enter the scientific space of the perfumery. Techniques of extraction of essences, synthetic molecules... will have no more secrets for you!

International Perfumery Museum near the MIP garden

International Perfumery Museum (MIP)


Discover the history of the museum, its collection, its workshops and useful links as well as practical information.
To find all the information on the MIP, click here.

Don't forget to visit the gardens of the MIP in Mouans sartoux.

The Greenhouse and the garden of 2 hectares, are to be discovered in the course of the seasons to see the various flowerings of the flowers with perfumes.


How to come to Grasse ?

By bus
- Sillages lines
Bus serving the Grasse area
- Zou lines
Bus serving the Alpes-maritimes

For more information on the itinerary and schedule, click here.

By car
- A8 exit 42
- RD 6185 from Cannes
- N98 then D2085 from Nice D2562 from Var (83)

By train
- SNCF line " Grasse - Cannes - Nice - Ventimiglia "
Grasse station 2 km from the city center

Book your tickets online, click here.