Overlooking Cannes in the Alpes-Maritimes, Grasse is adorned with the colours of the South, with fields of lavender, roses, jasmine, mimosas and olive trees.
Set off into the medieval town of Grasse, following the brass emblems which mark the route around the historic centre. During your stroll around the winding roads, you can admire the Cathédrale Notre-Dame du Puy, the Palais de l’Evêque and the remains of a feudal dungeon, all 13th century buildings, as well as the superb villas and town houses. Take the time to relax in one of Grasse’s picturesque squares. From the Cours Honoré-Cresp and the Princesse Pauline gardens, there are splendid views over the coast and the Massif de l’Esterel. Grasse also lies on one of the loveliest roads in France, the Route Napoléon, which starts in Golfe-Juan and ends in Grenoble.
To find out more about the history of perfume, visit the Musée International de la Parfumerie before visiting some famous perfumeries - Fragonard, Galimard and Molinard. Don't forget to visit the gardens at the Musée International de la Parfumerie in Mouans-Sartoux and Chanel's fields of flowers in Pégomas.
A place in the sun
Its climate is exceptional. Enjoy the sea, the Mediterranean, the mountains and the Alps. Alpes-Maritimes invites you to explore its magnificent landscapes.
Art and douceur de vivre
A landscape which falls into the sea, with unforgettable views and magical impressions. Its hilltop villages where time has stood still, sumptuous landscapes... a dreamlike setting.
A region nestled between the sky, land and sea!
The deep blue sky, the ever-present sun, villages overlooking the Mediterranean, floral landscapes during the summer... Step into a bright world where life is good.