The city of Grasse in the Alpes-Maritimes, 12 km north of Cannes, is the world’s perfume capital, it is also one of the most flowery cities of Europe.
The international perfume museum
This excellent museum allows you to discover 4000 years of history of the manufacture of perfume. It also proposes exhibitions, including one where you can particularly see the travel kit of Marie Antoinette.
Creating your own perfume
The Studio of Fragrances, a creative workshop of perfumes, offers courses every day. They last about two hours and are supervised by specialists speaking English, German, Italian, Japanese, Finnish, Swedish and Chinese. Fee includes a 100 ml bottle of the parfume that you created, and you can order more online.
Workshop Cooking with flowers
Chef Yves Terrillon introduces fragrances in the menu. With its range of flavors & Petals products he offers tagliatelle with foie gras with roses and violets. You can also learn to cook with flowers by following one of his classes at the Atelier cooking with flowers.