The Perfumeries(free guided tours in all languages)
The world perfume capital’s activity is essentially turned towards international relations, which means that the thirty or so factories actually provide for a global market. From all over the world, raw materials are sent to Grasse to be treated.
That is why Grasse has succeeded in making its industry an art, combining luxury, refinement and quality in the products it creates or transforms. This art is perceptible when you visit a perfumery, by creating your own perfume during a workshop or just by strolling along the alleys in the historic centre.
The flowers (fields and gardens)
Flowers have given Grasse, the World Perfume Capital, its aristocratic title. There once was a time when the city was graced with the breathtaking sight and heady perfume of gardens and flower fields filled with jasmine, rose and tuberose, the three queens of the flower kingdom so essential to the perfume industry. Today, some twenty farmers cultivate such flower fields, and certain gardens are conceived so as to preserve this heritage by composing a rich bouquet of the fragrances of Provence.