Grasse, world capital of perfume

Grasse has become the undisputed world capital of perfume.
Cradle of the perfume industry, Grasse boasts an extraordinary microclimate and its numerous attributes have made the town a must for tourists visiting the Côte d'Azur region.

International Perfume Museum

International Perfume Museum

Founded in Grasse in 1989, the International Perfume Museum is one-of-a-kind.
At the heart of the emblematic world capital of perfume, the museum traces the history of the perfume industry, presenting the savoir-faire of the great perfume houses that have contributed to the fame and fortune of the town.
The museum offers an insight into the mysteries of perfume and the perfume-making industry, an exploration of the factories, the trade and the raw materials used in the manufacture of fragrances that continue to delight connaisseurs the world over. The museum is accredited "Musée de France".

Details and practical information


Fragonard Perfumery

Fragonard parfumerie

Eugène Fuchs founded the Maison Fragonard in 1926 in the centre of Grasse. It is one of the town's oldest perfumeries. Its name is a tribute to the illustrious 18th century painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard who was born there.
Now an institution, the historic Fragonard factory offers free guided tours to visitors who discover the creative and manufacturing processes of perfume-making and 3000 years of perfume history in the private museum.

Fragonard Perfumery

Molinard Perfumery

Fragonard parfumerie

A family enterprise created in 1849 in Grasse, the Maison Molinard invites the visitor on an olfactory tour of its expertise in the perfume business.
Museum, boutiques and factory workshops take you on a journey through time and the aromatic world of the senses.

Molinard Perfumery


Galimard Perfumery

Fragonard parfumerie

Plunge once again into the secret land of Noses and the production of fine fragances. The Galimard factory proposes free guided tours of its museum, laboratory and workshops.

Galimard Perfumery