Grasse and the Pays de Grasse area
The heady Pays de Grasse
The Pays de Grasse, located between Mediterranean and mountains, is a joy to explore. You’ll be captivated by its unspoilt landscapes and the charms of its villages and olive groves. The great talent of its perfume-makers has made the Pays de Grasse the world’s epicentre of perfume-making, its know-how recognized by UNESCO under the category of Intangible Cultural Heritage. At the centre of the area stands the town of Grasse, world capital of perfume-making, at the heart of a universe of elegance and invention based around flower cultivation, the art of distilling and the creation of scents.
Make the most of a stop here to visit the Musée International de la Parfumerie (MIP) as well as some of the world-recognized perfume-making companies. Coming from the Méditerranée à Vélo, to join the Grasse à Vélo cycle trail, take the Route des Balcons d'Azur (for 11km) from Val de Tignet to then discover all about flower power in these parts!