Grasse perfumery

The Côte d’Azur, in addition to its beaches and its mythical festivals, is also the land of perfume. Discover below a round-up of the TOP 3 most famous perfumeries.

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TOP 3 : Mythical factories

It is in the Azure hinterland, above Cannes, that the most renowned laboratories are developing ever more innovative techniques to create fragrances with ever more intense fragrances. Here are three mythical factories to discover during your stay on the Côte d’Azur, for an activity that will interest children as well as all the family.


Founded in 1747, Galimard is one of the first French perfume houses. After cultivating orange and jasmine flowers for the largest perfumeries, the different generations have perpetuated the art of perfume to this day, constantly innovating. In1996 Galimard opened the doors of perfume creation with its workshop, where passionate perfumers immerse perfume lovers in the olfactory world of Jean de Galimard.

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Established in 1849, this independent French house is a family affair. For five generations, several tons of flowers have been harvested each year on the land of Grass to create new fragrances with ancestral know-how. It is therefore naturally within the city of Grasse that the house has chosen to open its bastide to visitors from all over the world, to show them the whole process of manufacturing, from its distillery designed by Gustave Eiffel to its bar in Fragrances.

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Fragonard perfumery is one of the oldest perfumeries in Grasse. Created in 1926 by Eugène Fuchs, it takes its name in honour of the painter Jean-Honoré Fragonard. The house has been handled from three generations, around collections that mix art and perfume, and offers you to discover the secrets of its manufacture in different points on the Côte d’Azur, including the factories of Grasse and Eze.

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