Our perfume tour will drive our guests to Grasse, the sweetest smelling city in Europe, widely known as the perfume capital of the world and the centre of the French perfume industry. Grasse still enjoys an international reputation in the perfume industry and is the home of dozens of fragrance companies. You will enjoy the perfumery workshop where you will get to create your own personal perfume.
Grasse, the city of perfumes, flowers, Art and history, is located in the middle part of Côte d’Azur. It is a municipality with a Mediterranean climate which gives it exceptionally mild temperatures.
The mild climate has allowed the city to be known for its garden which earned him getting three types of flowers in the competition of cities and villages in bloom but which also allowed another sector development that became the pride of the town of Grasse, the perfume. It is a place where the perfume is a traditional activity. It attracts tourists from all sides particularly for the world-famous perfumeries: Fragonard, Molinard and Galimard. With rare scents, the Grasse’s local products are widely represented worldwide through brands such as Dolce&Gabbana, Armani and Hugo Boss. In addition, Grace was promoted City of Art and History. Indeed, beyond the many religious buildings, places, historical monuments and famous gastronomy, the town served as a place of intrigue for several novels including the one that received the literary prize of the city of Grace in 2005, “Le Moulin Du Rossignol” by George Camera but also a part of the novel “Le Parfum” by Patrick Suskind or” Dans Un Grand Vent De Fleurs” by Janine Montupet which was adapted into a TV drama.
Grasse is a place for holiday and rest that is worth seeing by virtue of its ideal location for relaxation but also for what it represents globally in the areas in which it excels.
Biot, a medieval jewel perched against a backdrop of verdant countryside, is ideally located between Nice and Cannes. It has managed to protect a quality of life and an identity linked to its history and art craft. The arrival of artists such as Fernand Léger, whose museum stands at the foot of the village, and the installation of La Verrerie de Biot, have brought in new creative energy that can be felt in the numerous art and craft workshops in Biot. The extension of the Sophia Antipolis technology park is today giving a new face to a town that is determinedly turned towards the future. Located in Biot, just a few kilometres from Antibes, La Verrerie de Biot is a true tourist site and groups several key points of interest:
– the glassblowers’ studio, – Biot Glass Ecomuseum, – the great showroom, – The Galerie Internationale du Verre, – a decoration shop, – a restaurant.
Each year La Verrerie de Biot receives close to 700 000 visitors. Alone, with their families or in a group, they all want one thing: to discover the unique know-how and tradition of La Verrerie de Biot.
Tel: +33 (0) 7 81 63 63 22
Address: 38 Rue Verdi, 06000 Nice, France