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.

Hours and group tour: More information

Musée de la Marine - Mémorial Amiral de Grasse

Museum devoted to the life and career of a great sailor from Provence and his companions: François-Joseph Paul Count of Grasse (1722-1788).

Museum devoted to the life and career of a great sailor from Provence and his companions: François-Joseph Paul Count of Grasse (1722-1788).

Thirty models of ships are exhibited.

In winning the naval battle of the Chesapeake September 5, 1781, Admiral de Grasse ended the war of independence of the United States of America.

Annual closure in November.

Free entry

Fragonard Villa Museum

This elegant, late-17th century country manor, boasting a magnificent garden, houses the works of the famous Grasse painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard and his descendants.

This gallant champion of love painted four beautiful scenes entitled The Progress of Love for Comtesse du Barry, the King’s mistress.

Today, replicas of these beautiful paintings adorn the salons of the museum.

International Perfume Museum

A unique museum of international renown

Founded in 1989 and renovated in 2008, the Musée International de la Parfumerie – the only one of its kind in the world – became firmly established in the symbolic region of Grasse, the birthplace of luxury perfumery.Dedicated to one of France’s most prestigious traditional trades, the museum is the first public establishment devoted to the stewardship and promotion of the international heritage of perfumes, flavors, and fragrances.