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Our top free three things to do on a visit to Grasse must include spending some time at the perfume company Fragonard. Grasse is the world’s perfume capital.
Our Top Free Three Things to Do in Grasse, France
Fragonard Perfume Company
Opened in 1926 to cater for the many tourists who were just beginning to travel to the French Riviera, Fragonard is today still run by the third generation of family members.
As you enter you can smell the roses, jasmine, lavender and orange blossom flowers. You follow the smells into the gift shop where there is so much to choose from it can be quite overwhelming.
A visit to the Fragonard Museum is a must if the history of perfume intrigues you. The Museum houses rare objects covering the history of perfume for over 5,000 years.
Wander the alleyways and window shop
Wander down through the small alleyways of Grasse past the buildings that date back to the 17th and 18th century. At intervals mist sprays of perfume float down over you from the tops of various buildings creating the only sweet smelling village we have ever wandered through.
Enjoy the park by the Cathedral and delight in the perfume sprays
Around the Notre Dame Du Pay Cathedral there is a small park with chairs and magazines. We settled ourselves down for a break and at times were sprayed with perfume from above. The views here over the countryside were magnificent reaching out towards the mountains and over the old and new parts of the town.
And you can drink the local water for free!