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Discoveries and curiosities

Grasse world famous for its perfumes.

Perfume shops open their doors to the public and so can discover the alchemy of flavors, distillation, enfleurage, perfumer and her creations with an introduction to perfumery by creating her own perfume through the cultivation of the flower and between other: Rose, Jasmine, Tuberose, Violet, Mimosa, Lavender, …

The biggest perfume creators were inspired by François Coty Grasse particular, Edmond Roudnitska, Ernest Beaux, …

Dates to remember

  • From February 13 to March 1, 2015: Carnival of Nice
  • February 14 to March 4, 2015: Lemon Festival in Menton
  • From 13 to 24 May 2015: Cannes Film Festival

Grasses (curiosities to be visited)

  • Public gardens open their doors: botanical garden, the garden of Princess Pauline, the area of ​​Saint-Jacques of Couloubier, the garden of the Villa Fort de France, the area of ​​Royrie, the gardens of the MIP, the park Castle Mouans-Sartoux, Villa Noilles.
  • Visits perfumeries: Fragonard, Molinard, Galimard.
  • Historic Centre
  • Provencal Museum of Costume and Jewelry
  • Visit the millers in the region that still operate. A miller produces olive oil in the region.
  • Some culinary specialties from Grasse: Lou Fassum (stuffed cabbage), the squash blossom fritters, pumpkin pie (one of 13 Christmas desserts) the fougassette (brioche with orange blossom).
  • Visit the Caves of Saint-Cézaire and souterroscope of Baume Obscure.
  • Visit the reserve Monts d’Azur with its large herbivores.
  • 15 minutes from Cannes, the Isle of Saint Honorat and its 16 centuries of history.
  • Not to mention the picturesque villages around Tourette-sur-Loup, Gourdon, Vence, Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

Sport activities

  • Golf: a must golfing terroir. Claux Amic, Grande Bastide, Opio-Valbonne, Saint-Donat, Royal Mougins … and many others.
  • Canyoning adventure routes, back roads, climbing, quad biking, hiking in the pre-Alps French Riviera are a sampling of the possible activities not to mention the water sports like scuba diving from Cannes.
  • Skiing: Gréolières snows is 1 hour and international stations ISOLA 2000 and Auron are at 1:30.

The French Riviera and back country

  • By the sea: Cannes, Nice, Antibes, Menton, Monaco.
  • Markets: Cannes, Valbonne, Nice, Ventimiglia (Italy), Antibes.
  • Perched villages Gourdon, St. Agnes, Castellane, Fayence.
  • Museums: The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, The Picasso Museum in Antibes, Renoir Museum in Cagnes sur Mer.