The main interest in Grasse for tourists are the famous parfumeries such as Fragonard and the perfume museums. You can take free tours. Otherwise if you are not interested in perfume it may not be a key destination for you. The centre of the old town has some interesting traditional buildings many of which are rather run down.
Be sure to visit the fine International Perfume Museum, which has a garden on the top floor and a marvelous collection of perfume bottles--from ancient Egypt to the designs of the great French couturiers. You can see perfume being made at the Fragonard shop across from the rose garden (the parking garage is underneath), have a scent blended for you, and see perfume-making equipment. Nice small salesroom, too, although there's a larger one up the main street.
The Museum of Art and History of Provence is quite interesting and a short walk down from the parking lot. If you're in the market for soaps, lavender, and other products of the area you'll find them at boutiques along the main street. I found a very nice pashmina at one.
Hi, regarding the same route I thought I saw somewhere that Grasse train station was closed during our stay (29th -1st June) but now I can't find where I saw it to double check! Does anyone know if this is correct?
Also any indication would be greatly received, on the cost of a single train ticket (if running) vs the bus? Trying to work out if its more economical and less hassle to book a taxi for the 5 of us.
Have looked up the bus timetable for the number 31 and I think it states that there is only one bus a day at 14.25, is this right? Thank you
The 500 bus from Nice to Grasse is 1,50 euro each way.
Ps just got your latest. The 500 bus from Nice runs every 35 mins on average.
EdEdited: 04 May 2017, 01:47