How to go to Grasse the world’s capital of perfume

The city of Grasse is known worldwide for being the capital of perfumery. It offers a great tourist attraction with its fields of roses and jasmine. Many travelers like to discover the expertise of master perfumers. It is located about 18 km from Cannes and Azur VTC provides ideal service to go from Cannes to Grasse.

Indeed the journey from Cannes to Grasse with our car service offers maximum comfort at a very competitive cost. Rates of our service VTC are available here.

A city of history

Grasse is a medieval city whose origins date back to the 7th century. It has many restored buildings typical of the Middle Ages. The tourist office of Grasse has set up a path marked with bronze nails to discover the main attractions of the city :

  • The cathedral
  • The museums
  • The perfumeries

Grasse Cathedral dates from the 12 th century. It is Romanesque and is home to great works of time.

Among the museums in Grasse, the perfume museum is a must. It exhibits objects and works withness the history of perfumery in Grasse.

parfumerie fragonard

The perfumeries Fragonard, Molinard and Galimard offer guided tours to tourists. Certainly the most typical of the city tours.

The perfume and the city of Grasse

The first production of perfume in Grasse back to the 12th century. At that time, the activity of Grasse was mainly based on the tanneries and especially on leather gloves. As leather gloves had an unpleasant odor, tanners had the idea to dive the gloves into baths fragrances. This is where comes the business of perfumery in Grasse which has remained over the centuries.

Today the greatest perfumers buy the basic ingredients of perfumes in Grasse. Essential oils and concentrates Grasse flowers are the best in the world and have collaborated to the prestige of French perfumes.

How to go to Grasse

Azur VTC offers car service known as VTC in France (private vehicle with driver). To book a car with driver to take you to Grasse, simply fill out the reservation form here and we will contact you to confirm your booking.

We can take you from Cannes and also from anywhere else. You can contact us for more information. Click here to access our information.

About Grasee on the internet :
Tourism Grasse 
Grasse wikipedia 
Parfumery Fragonard

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By Markus Bernet (own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons