The Carillon de l'Oratoire

The carillon on Rue de l’Oratoire was installed in late summer 2012. 

It is comprised of twelve bells that chime every hour (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), playing the celebrated Provençal anthem “Se Canto.” 

At noon, it puts on a three-minute “mini-concert” for spectators. For this musical interlude, the bells play another famous tune from Provençal culture, “Coupo Santo.” 

Notre-Dama du Puy Grasse Cathedral

The cathedral dates from the mid-13th century (the bishopric was transferred from Antibes to Grasse in 1244). The architecture is influenced by both Liguria and Lombardy (layout, decorative elements, vaulting).
The main facade is simple and unassuming, reflecting the interior layout : a raised central nave and two side aisles.

In the 18th century, a crypt was dug beneath the cathedral and the interior tiling and steps were redone. The central doorway became the sole entrance through the façade, reached by a double staircase, with a statue of the Virgin above it.

L’Amour du Bois

Jean-Pierre Boselli, a native of Grasse, the son and grandson of perfume-plants producers, grew up in the world of flowers and fragrance, which naturally forged his ultimate artistic propensities.

Wood, a material second nature to him, was a way for him to combine his two passions, perfume and wood, following an inspiring television program on bottles.

La Maison Du Patrimoine

The CDM hosts exhibition spaces and educational workshops: essential and inseparable elements of heritage mediation, core business of the national network of Cities and Countries of Art and History (VPAH). You will also find the whole of the Pole Mediation (lecturers and administrative guides), the Inventory Pole (Research on movable heritage, monumental and intangible), a documentation center and a presentation of the VPAH network.

Le Parc du Château de Mouans-Sartoux

The redevelopment project of the Château de Mouans-Sartoux Park, conceived by Gilles Clément as both gardener and landscape architect, in collaboration with the landscaper François Navarro, is created to highlight the initial use of the park and to increase the flow of visitors between the "Clairière des jardins", around the castle, and the "Bois des transparences".

La Bastide Isnard

Guided tour of an authentic land of perfumers

La Bastide Isnard is unique by its one hectare land with hundred years old olive trees, natural springs, ancient tunnels and plantations of flowers destined to the perfume industry (rose, jasmine, tuberose, lavender...) which have enriched the perfume industry since the 18th century. The visit of these gardens will allow you to discover the exceptional cultural heritage of Grasse, world capital of perfumes.

Le Petit Train

Wind through a maze of steep, colorful lanes aboard Grasse’s Little Tourist Train, “Le Petit Train,” and discover the architectural treasures of the perfume capital of the world. This enchanting and entertaining ride takes you through the ages, exploring the history of perfume and the city’s famous personalities, all recounted individually and in several languages by virtue of scripted audio guides.

Over the course of this 35-minute trip, the train will take you through the historic streets and charming, narrow alleyways of Grasse’s city center.

Fragonard Perfumes

Discover the trade secrets of our fragrances and the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day in our Grasse, Eze and Paris factories and museums. Free guided tours.
In Grasse, you can also visit the Musée Jean-Honoré Fragonard, which presents the works of three painters from Grasse, and the Provence museum of costumes and jewellery.

Galimard perfumes

ean de Galimard, Lord of Seranon, a relative of the Count of Thorenc, lived in Grasse where he founded the Parfumerie Galimard in 1747.
As a founder of the Glovers and Perfumers guild, Jean was a supplier to the court of King Louis of France, “the Beloved,” furnishing the court with olive oil, pomades, and perfumes, for which he developed the first formulas.