Perfume Tour of Grasse

Create your own scent
The Provence region of southeastern France is the picture of French bucolic life, with its tiny hill-top villages like Fayence, Seillans, Tourette, and others. It's also home to the famous French Riveria, and in the hills north of Cannes you'll find Grasses, a charming village that happens to be the perfume capital of the world. A guided walking tour of Grasse includes a visit to its historic city center where shops and vendors deal in the region's culinary specialties like Provencal stew, aioli, anchoïade, herbes de Provence, olive oil, truffle, figs, honey, and more. And then there's all that great Provençal wine!

But the real art of Grasse is found in its perfume industry. This is the heritage of the town, a local legacy since the 18th century that's defined by luxury, refinement, and the supreme quality of ingredients used to make Grasse's famous fragrances. This artisanal trade has been passed down over generations and is revealed in its many perfumeries. The tour continues with a visit to one of the premier perfumeries in town, Galimard. You'll get to make your own fragrance, selecting the "notes" (scents) and combining them on a specialized perfumer's organ to create your perfect signature scent. Galimard will then register your unique formula so you can order your perfume even after returning home.

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