This comprehensive museum chronicles both Grasse’s fragrant history, as well as worldwide perfume development over the past 4,000 years, is the only one of its kind in the world. Wander among raw materials, ancient flasks (including Marie Antoinette’s 18th-c. toiletry set) and scented soaps, all set against a backdrop of temporary exhibitions and contemporary artworks. Kids age 7 and older have their own dedicated pathway, lined with interactive exhibits to touch—and, of course, smell. The museum recently hosted a conference run by famous industry “nose” Julie Massé.
Musée International de la Parfumerie
2 bd. du Jeu-de-Ballon.
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Apr–Sept daily 10am–7pm; Oct–Mar Wed–Mon 10:30am–5:30pm Phone 04-97-05-58-00 Prices Admission (depending on exhibition) 4€–6€ adults; 2€–3€ students, free for children under 18 Web site Musée International de la Parfumerie Other Closed Nov
Map2 bd. du Jeu-de-Ballon. Grasse
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