Fragonard museum

🔺 Reopening of the museum on June 26, 2021 🔺

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

🔺 Reopening of the museum on June 26, 2021 🔺


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. 

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.