It is no secret that Grasse is home to one of the biggest perfumeries in France as the region is known to be the capital of vineyards and perfumeries. The International Perfume Museum of Grasse is a fragrance museum that showcases the culture, history, and manufacture of perfume through the ages.
On a guided tour, you will learn about some techniques of the creation of perfumes as well as their uses throughout history. Apart from fragrances, you will take a small look at the history of soaps, make-up, and archaeological remains.
The botanical garden outside of the museum is also very impressive, exhibiting the floral heritage of the perfume industry in Grasse. You will find ornamental gardens as well with botanical collections dating from the 19th century.
The operation of this museum is also run with responsibility as it is focused exclusively on the issues related to local agriculture by promoting sustainable development and heritage. Its aim is to present to the public the aromatic plants that are used in perfumery and the history of the Mediterranean culture and its relation with fragrances.
Visit this museum and enjoy the tours about the creation of perfumes. There are also temporary exhibitions, thematic tours, workshops, a documentation centre showcasing some very interesting documentaries about Grasse and its relation to vineyards. At the end of your visit, you can head to the shop and buy some local perfumes of your own choice!