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.

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.

Jardin Parfumé Parfumerie Fragonard

We have gathered in this garden a collection of the most beautiful perfume plants that represent the olfactory heritage of Grasse, as well as other fragrant species whose cultivation and production take place in various countries of the world.

We invite you to start this fascinating olfactory journey during which your nose and your olfactory memory will be solicited.
Together, we will take a walk filled with history, botany and linguistics, because Latin reigns supreme in the field of plants!

La Lavanderaie de Marie

The Lavanderaie de Marie of the Source Parfumée holds a floral site where aromatic and medicinal plants. (140 different varieties).

Located on the path towards the Gorge du Loup, the Lavanderaie de Marie proposes panoramic view points of beautiful mountain ranges and of the colourful Mediterranean sea who were the source of inspirations of many artists.

In the heart of the Village of Gourdon, the discovery of the authentic distillery of the Source Parfumée, its Candle making and its charming museum.
A delightful discovery of Provence.

Bastide Aux Violettes

La Bastide aux Violettes welcomes you !

In the La Ferrage quarter, just after the Saint-Jean Chapel along the old Route de Grasse, La Bastide aux Violettes welcomes you to its sweet, scented world.
Here, you can learn about the history of Tourrettes, the characteristics of the land, the many ways in which violets are used, observe our growing methods, and see the flower in high season as a part of our greenhouse tours.
At La Bastide, we are proud to introduce you to our “violet” products, authentic and natural, straight from our lands and available for purchase.

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.

Villa Saint-Hilaire

Home, Garden, & Landscape Resource Center

La Villa Saint-Hilaire, formerly the municipal library, is now a Home, Garden, and Landscape Resource Center which was officially unveiled on May 29, 2015.

The content, book, media, and educational selection focuses on the individual relationship between man and nature, dovetailing heritage and public reading opportunities.

This library is organized in sections – Landscape and Region/Garden/ Home/Lifestyle – and can satisfy younger groups (ages six and up), as well as adults and university-level academics.

Fragonard museum

The Fragonard Museum is set within the Hôtel de Villeneuve, a magnificent historic building that has reclaimed its original luster of a grand 18th-century Grasse mansion.

Dedicated to Grasse’s most famous son, painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732-1806), the museum displays over a dozen major works by this great artist.

It also houses a collection of paintings of two other Grasse artists, Marguerite Gérard (1761-1837) and Jean-Baptiste Mallet (1759-1835).

Provencal costume and jewelry Museum

Former residence of the Marquise de Cabris, Mirabeau’s sister, the Clapier-Cabris mansion has housed the Musée Provençal du Costume et du Bijou (the Provence Costume and Jewelry Museum) since 1997.

This exceptional private collection, patiently gathered by Hélène Costa, is comprised of 18th and 19th century Provencal costumes and jewelry, including dresses, quilted petticoats, lace finery, and hair adornments.

These clothes tell the story of the lives of the women peasants, artisans, and city dwellers of Provence.

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