Top Choice Museum in Grasse

Musée International de la Parfumerie

This whiz-bang museum is a work of art: housed in an 18th-century mansion, daringly enlarged with a modern glass structure, it retraces three millennia of perfume history through beautifully presented artefacts, bot…
Top Choice Gardens in Grasse

Les Jardins du MIP

These gorgeous gardens belonging to the Musée International de la Parfumerie showcase plants used in scent-making. Half the garden is displayed as fields to show how roses, jasmine and lavender are grown; the other …
Museum in Grasse

Fragonard’s Usine Historique & Musée du Parfum

At the entrance to the old town, next to the Jardin des Plantes, this ochre-coloured mansion is where the Fragonard perfumery began in 1926 – though perfumers were at work here as early as 1782. Visits take in the o…
Farm in Grasse

Domaine de Manon

For a different spin on Grasse’s perfume production, a trip to this lovely flower farm is a great option. Centifolia rose and jasmine have been cultivated here for three generations, and the farm now supplies Dior e…
Art Museum in Grasse

Villa Musée Jean-Honoré Fragonard

On Grasse’s main pedestrian street, this small museum explores the work of Grassois painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732–1806), whose risqué paintings of love scenes shocked and titillated 18th-century France with th…
Museum in Grasse

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Provence

This local-history museum, at home since 1921 in an aristocratic hôtel particulier (mansion), is a wonderful evocation of life in the 18th century. Rooms are laid out pretty much as they were when the marquise of Cl…
Church in Grasse

Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Puy

Once a humble church, Notre-Dame du Puy became Grasse’s cathedral in 1244. The current facade dates to the early 20th century.