Description: The Fragonard Perfumery is one of France’s leading perfume houses. The museum is housed in a beautiful old building in the centre of Grasse. (A more modern laboratory/plant museum can also be visited free of charge on the outskirts of Grasse). This museum offers the visitor a fascinating insight into how the whole perfume-making process has developed over several centuries. The guides are interesting and should keep ones childrens’ attention. Within the museum it is also possible to see a collection of Provençal costumes and jewellery. A ‘boutique’ at the end of the tour sells a range of articles for men and women.
Location: 20 boulevard Fragonard, 06130 Grasse.
General Info: Open all year round from 09.00 – 18.00 (closed 12.30-14.00 from Nov to Jan). Website. Tel No: (0)4 93 36 44 65. Free guided tours of the museum. English speaking tour possible. Free parking at the museum.
For the children: While the museum perhaps has more appeal to girls, especially those in their teens, the whole family should enjoy the tour.
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