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Mini guide to Grasse


The aromatic city of Grasse is only 11 miles north of Cannes. This is a town resplendent with roses, daffodils, lavender and violets, and it is also the capital of the perfume industry. At one time, Grasse was a resort favoured by royalty from both France and England; these days it still attracts a healthy number of visitors looking for some respite from the mayhem of Cannes.

It's not surprising that many of the town's visitors are in Grasse to learn about the perfume industry, and the Musée International de la Parfumerie will give you a comprehensive, and often amusing account of the manufacture of perfume. The museum also is home to a 3,000-year-old mummy's perfumed hand and foot, which have for centuries been preserved in perfume.

Grasse is a small town, and therefore you can explore most of its streets within a day. The Villa Fragonard is dedicated to the famous 18th century painter, Jean-Honoré Fragonard. It is a splendid building, and home to his and some of his family's paintings.
Possibly one of the finest restaurants in all of France is the much vaunted La Bastide St-Antoine (Restaurant Chibois)). Situated in a gorgeous 200-year-old farmhouse surrounded by seven acres of verdant forest, it offers cuisine created by the famous Cannes chef, Jaques Chibois, who prepares food in a majestic way.

This region of Provence is surely indelible in the minds of those who have been fortunate enough to pass through it. The region has much to offer, with the coastal area to the east (The Riviera), whose beaches have attracted millions of fun-loving tourists, and the area of Provence itself, with its rich culture, mountains and architecture.

By car from Marseille, take the A51 north to Aix-en-Provence, continuing along the A8 east to Cannes. From Nice, follow the A8 southwest to Cannes. Most visitors to Grasse arrive first in Cannes, a 20-minute drive away. Trains arrive in Grasse frequently throughout the day, and the TGV from Paris via Marseille also services Cannes. Buses run through to Grasse every 30 minutes from Cannes. Nice International Airport is a 20-minute drive northeast of Cannes.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Le Victoria Hotel

Quality Hotel Grasse

Hotel des Parfums

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