Travel tips in Grasse and surroundings:
Grasse is the world's perfume capital!
At the height of the Côte d'Azur lies the historic town of Grasse. Once, the city was a place for tanning leather, but that was before Grasse became the world's perfume capital. Well worth a visit to 1 of the three perfume houses in Grasse, all offering free guided tours. All perfume houses speak English.
Also feel free to visit the perfume museum Musee International de la Perfumerie which showcases 3000 years of perfume history. In the picturesque old town, there are several other museums that are also worth a visit:
- Museum of Art and History of Provence
- Musee du Bijou et du Costume Provencal
- Museum of Perfume
Above Grasse lies Riviera Nature. Here there is climbing in the trees for those who want a little extra adrenaline. Great views of the Riviera from Nice to Fréjus!
Check out further on their website:
• Golf de Saint-Donat is less than 1 kilometer from our house with address 303 route de Cannes, 06130 Grasse.
• Royal Mougins Golf Club (this is also a hotel)
• Golf de la Grande Bastide
• Golf the Cannes-Mougins
• Golf d'Opio-Valbonne (this is also a hotel, "Chateau de la Bégude")
Before moving to Grasse, we lived in the old town of Mougins. It is located on a small peak between Grasse and Cannes. Mougins is known for its museums and wonderful restaurants. The Musee d'art classique de Mougins is a great museum and we recommend a visit if you visit this village. Of restaurants we can recommend "L'amandier", "Resto des Arts", "Le Petit Fouet" and "Place de Mougins" to name a few. Bon Appétit!
The gardens of MIP
Le chateau de Mouans Sartoux
Old town, with many nice restaurants and bars.
Mouans Sartoux has a market every Tuesday and Thursday morning in the square of the old town.
Every Friday morning there is a market in Valbonne. There you can buy everything from delicious French cheeses, to fresh flowers, clothes and jewelry. Incredibly cozy town and very easy to park by car in a large, free car park below the village. Recommend to grab a bite to eat at one of these casual restaurants: "Café les Arcades", "Café Latin" or "Le relais de la Poste".