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Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

1. Grasse: Design Your Own Fragrance at a Perfume Factory

Create your own perfume at the family-run La Maison Molinard perfume factory, founded in 1849, making it one of the oldest perfume manufacturers in France. Learn how Grasse became the world’s capital of perfume and discover how the Molinard factory continues the traditions of excellence today.  Explore how perfume is distilled from raw ingredients, and then select one of the notes from a selection of 90 different essences to make your own individual fragrance. Benefit from the assistance of a Creation Molinard expert to ensure your fantasy becomes reality. Leave with a 50ml bottle of your unique scent. 

Grasse: Perfume Workshop

2. Grasse: Perfume Workshop

Created in 1849, La Maison Molinard is a family business that over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed down their secrets. Recognized as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with its passion to create. After your visit to the historical factory, create your own perfume. A contemporary and fun way to create your own perfume in a few key stages. In this workshop, discover 3 bases and 6 essences and create your own 30ml bottle of perfume.

Grasse: Private Perfume Creation

3. Grasse: Private Perfume Creation

Created in 1849, this perfume company is a family business which over the years has passed down its enthusiasm and high standards. In Grasse, the world’s capital of perfume, five successive generations have handed down their secrets. Recognized as a tribute to its rare and ancestral know-how, the company reinvents itself every day with their passion to create. Design your own personal fragrance in the boutique. A Molinard creation expert will interpret your flights of fancy and help you to compose the perfect olfactory symphony. Enjoy a personalized session. 

Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

4. Private Half-Day Tour of the French Riviera in a Vintage Car

Spend half a day in the French Riviera on a tour completely based on your wishes on board the mythic French car: the Citroën Traction Avant. This car was the world's first front-wheel-drive steel monocoque production car and successfully pioneered front-wheel-drive on the European mass car market. It was built from 1934 to 1957. Among the numerous sites on the Riviera, select the ones you most desire to visit. You can stop in the famous cities and villages, or travel quietly along the magnificent Estérel coast road from Cannes to Fréjus. As this is a private tour for your single group, you are free to manage the time you want to spend at each site. If you love a particular site and decide to stay a bit more than initially planned instead visiting another one, no problem. Additionally, if you are not quite certain what you want to see, allow your local driver to help you decide what best fits the interests of your group. Some examples of tours (you can see on the picture-map): · Cannes (La Croisette) – Mougins (Old Village with artists) – Grasse (perfume factory) – Gourdon (Medieval village) · Cannes (La Croisette) – Estérel cost road until Fréjus (Harbor) · Grasse (center of old city and perfume factory) - Gourdon (Medieval village) – Gorges du Loup road – Tourrettes sur Loup (sweet factory) To communicate your desired itinerary, please provide a detailed description at the time of booking by leaving a note in the comments field during the checkout process. If you would like something more customized, don't hesitate to ask. You will receive a reply very quickly that will let you know if this is possible for the provided duration of time, or if you should extend your booking. You can also simply ask for a proposed optimized itinerary in the area you want to visit.

Countryside tour in Provence from Nice

5. Countryside tour in Provence from Nice

Drive to Cannes, see the film festival palace and feel like a star walking on the famous Croisette boulevard with its prestigious hotels and its sandy beaches. Follow the coast road to Antibes see the old town, the provencal market and the Pablo Picasso Museum. You will admire the billionnaire's pier which welcome the largest and fanciest yachts of the world. And then go to Saint Paul de Vence a wonderful medieval village where many of the great painters and artists have stayed. You will appreciate the charm of its stone architecture. Then photo stop in Tourettes-sur-Loup the city of violets, suspended on the flanks of the mountain. Numerous artisans have set up shops in the town, adding their production to the local harvest of olives, carnations, roses and above all, violets which furnish the town's annual fete with one of the most prized floral displays on the Riviera. Gourdon is a nice village built on the top of a rocky spur some 800 metres high, this veritable eagle's nest of a feudal village. The main street of the village leads to a tiny square that is a veritable viewing platform for the Riviera, offering an exceptional panorama looking out towards Nice and beyond to the Mont de l'Esterel. And you'll finish by Grasse which is a welcoming picturesque resort town on an outstanding site. The main industry of the town today, as it has been for centuries, is perfumemaking of which is the world capital.

From Villefranche: Nice, Cannes, and Grasse Private Trip

6. From Villefranche: Nice, Cannes, and Grasse Private Trip

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a driver/representative carrying a sign with your name and they'll assist you to the waiting air-conditioned van to get you on the road in the quickest and easiest way to your chosen destination. You will discover Nice, the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Bay of Villefranche and the Cap Ferrat. The next stop will be in Grasse, the perfume capital of France. Visit the oldest perfume factory in the area, Fragonard and discover the history of perfume-making from its beginnings to the present day. Continue the tour to the seaside resort of Cannes. Visit the Palais des Festivals or the Film Festival Palace in Cannes. Take a stroll along one of the most appreciated jewels of Cannes, the "Croisette" boulevard. The promenade of La Croisette is lined with magnificent sandy beaches designer stores and the new harbor. Finish the tour in Saint Paul de Vence, a stunning medieval village and the cradle of writers and painters. Slip back in time with art gallery walls scattered throughout the town.

Cannes: Private Trip to Grasse, Antibes, & St. Paul de Vence

7. Cannes: Private Trip to Grasse, Antibes, & St. Paul de Vence

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a driver/representative carrying a sign with your name and they'll assist you to the waiting air-conditioned van to get you on the road in the quickest and easiest way to your chosen destination. You will visit Grasse, a city of perfumes since the 17th century, today the world capital of perfumery. It is also called the "capital of flowers and perfumes". It is a typical city of Provence. You are offered a visit of the old town or Fragonard perfumery. Then, you will explore Antibes, one of the most attractive and interesting places to visit on this section of the coast, with all the ingredients you could hope for - an attractive seafront area, historic buildings, and an interesting old town with a traditional market. You will have an opportunity to discover the provençal market in the heart of Antibes, a good place to come and see some fantastic local produce. It is a perfect place for buying or just wandering through to soak up the sights, colours & smells... The tour finishes in St Paul de Vence, one of the most beautiful medieval village of the French Riviera. Art galleries will immerse you in the past. St Paul de Vence is the cradle of artists, writers, poets (Prévert, Pagnol) and painters (Chagall, Picasso, Matisse).

Cannes & Grasse: Private Half-Day Shore Excursion

8. Cannes & Grasse: Private Half-Day Shore Excursion

Discover the seaside resort of Cannes, the city of the stars, with splendid palaces, and the Film Festival Palace with its famous red carpet surrounded by celebrities’ handprints. Stroll along the “Croisette” boulevard bordered with magnificent sandy beaches and dress-designer stores. Reach the inland for its quietness and awaken your senses in Grasse, the World’s capital of perfume. Enjoy a guided tour in a perfume factory that will reveal to you its secrets and as you wander in the heart of Old Town.

Cannes Shore Excursion: Grasse, Gourdon, St. Paul de Vence

9. Cannes Shore Excursion: Grasse, Gourdon, St. Paul de Vence

Disembark from the port of Cannes and explore the countryside. Walk along the glamorous Croisette’s boulevard. Travel inland and awaken your senses at the World's capital of perfume in Grasse, and visit Saint Paul de Vence. In the bay of Cannes, along the sandy beaches and luxurious boutiques, stroll on the mythic Croisette’s boulevard and imagine the glamour on the red carpet of the Film Festival Palace among the celebrities’ handprints. Escape inland and unlock your senses in Grasse, the World’s capital of perfume. Appreciate a guided tour in a factory that will reveal to you its secrets, or wander in the heart of Old Town. Reach Gourdon, which culminates over the “Big Blue Sea”. Wind down the river Loup gorges in order to end your journey by Saint Paul de Vence, one of the most visited villages in France and one of the top places for artists since the ’20s.

Cannes and Nice: Provence Countryside Private Tour

10. Cannes and Nice: Provence Countryside Private Tour

Arrive in the bay of Cannes, along the sandy beaches and luxurious boutiques. Stroll on the mythic Croisette’s boulevard and imagine the glamour on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, admiring the Grand Palais among the celebrities’ handprints. From the beach you'll escape to the peaceful tranquility inland to awaken your senses in Grasse: the world’s capital of perfume. Appreciate a guided tour in a factory that will reveal the secrets of perfume making, or wander in the heart of the old town. Taking the road through the Alpine valleys, you will reach Gourdon, “Balcony of the French Riviera”, with its panoramic views over the big blue sea.  Following Gourdon you'll wind your way down the mountain following the route of the Gorges du Loup to end your journey by the “Jewel of our beloved Provence”: Saint Paul de Vence. Admire one of the most visited villages in France and one of the top places for artists since the 1920’s before making your way back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Grasse

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 8 reviews

A very good time spent with a very friendly team. Excellent welcome, visit with very nice free audio guides, then creation of our perfume. Marie took the time to explain and advise us in order to make our perfume a success. We were able to handle the pipettes and make our perfume! A very pleasant and well decorated! A very nice experience! We highly recommend! A big thank you to the whole team for their kindness!

We had an excellent trip with Phillippe in May 2022. The vintage car was beautiful, clean, and safe. Phillippe was a great guide and took us to a glass blowing factory in Biot and a medieval town in Tourettes on a 4 hour tour to and from Nice. Phillippe was prompt and responsive. Overall, we had a great trip with him and would recommend for anyone looking for a fun way to see the south of France.

Philippe, our guide, was wonderful. He was very knowledgeable about the area. Also he had a passion for the beautiful vintage car we got to drive around in. His suggestions for stops were amazing, from a perfume factory to a medieval village. We had an unforgettable time!

Great time with my daughter. The young woman who took care of us, took the time and was as excited as we were to feel the result.. Very commercial, I highly recommend

Great way to get out of the cities and I to an amazing countryside. great guide and a fun car!