Grasse, France Tours
Grasse is a real gem found in the French Rivera. Considered the world’s capital of perfume, Grasse is a land of stunning beauty. A tour of this beautiful community includes more than just the sweet smells that have made this small part of the world famous. Grasse is also know as “ville d’art et d’histoire,” or the town of art and history. It’s hard to believe that there is so much to see and enjoy in a place that is just over 17 square miles in total area. Any number of Grasse tours will offer you a better glimpse at what this part of the world has to offer.
The Cathedral, dating to the 11th century, is the main attraction of Grasse, there’s no shortage of things to do here. If you do stop by the Cathedral, don’t forget to take a look at artwork by Rubens and Jean-Honoré Fragonard, a native of Grasse. Additional tourist attractions that should be included on any tour of Grasse are the Saracen Tower, the Church of Placassier, the breathtaking gate of the Hôtel de Ville, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence and Fragonard Museum. Of course, you can’t forget the International Museum of Perfume. You’ll also find fireworks, free parties and various festivals throughout the year. There is no shortage of things to do in Grasse, France.
Embracing the French Riviera perfume industry and culture, this is an excellent way to emerge yourself in the rich and beautifully scented history of this little piece of paradise. You have the option of taking the tour in the language of your choice, usually French, Italian or English. Different tours are offered. For example, there is a brief information tour that only takes about 20 minutes. You also can find more detailed tours. You can even take a class on perfumes and learn about its magic.
Location: 60 bd. Victor-Hugo, Grasse, France Call for tour details: 04-93-36-01-62
Gorges du Loup
If you’re a nature lover, you’ll enjoy this tour of the canyons found in and around Grasse. You’ll see river basins, winding roads, nearby villages, and finally the canyon. There are no organized tours here, but you can tour at your own pace. You won’t be disappointed with this do-it-yourself tour if you love and crave adventure.
Musée International de la Parfumerie
If you’re going to tour one museum in Grasse, this should be it. There’s lots to see and smell! The tours are very well organized. You really do get an idea of the history of perfume dating to the days of ancient Egypt and a better understanding of this particular region. Another plus, the museum also offers good activities to keep children occupied.
Location: 8 place de Cours, Grasse, France Call for tour details: 04-93-36-80-20